Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), spoke to the Florida Center-Right Coalition on Thursday, praising policies embraced by Republicans in Tallahassee and saying that supporters of the free market should not expect much action in Washington D.C. over the next two years.
Grover Norquist Comes to Tallahassee Praising Florida GOP's Policies, Warning About Democrats on Capitol Hill
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., who has been the vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee before the Democrats flipped the House in November, brought out a proposal to “ensure veterans are able to receive both their VA disability compensation and their military retired pay, eliminating the unfair offset between the two benefits.”
With National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his “Thin Blue Line Act.”
On Tuesday, the federal government put more sanctions on members of the Maduro regime in charge of Venezuela as Republicans in the Florida delegation backed the administration’s decision.
Now wielding the gavel on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., started his new duties by hitting the Sunshine State.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, at the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out a bill to protect American technology from China and other nations.
Starting his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., unveiled a bill to “permanently ban oil and gas leasing, preleasing, and related activities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.”
With the new Congress in session, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is joining other Senate Republicans focusing on the Middle East.
Marco Rubio, Florida Congressmen Continue the Fight to Protect Florida Farmers From Mexican Competition
Three members of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a bill to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico.
Donald Trump Signs Gus Bilirakis' Bill Ensuring Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities
President Donald Trump signed into law a proposal from a Florida Republican congressman to ensure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits.