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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch Want Congress to Honor Argentinian Ally in the Fight Against Hezbollah

January 22, 2018 - 6:15pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

The two South Florida Representatives in charge of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee are urging Congress to honor the work of an Argentinian prosecutor who was a staunch U.S. ally against terrorism. 

Gus Bilirakis Looks to Ensure Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities

January 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

Last week, a Florida Republican congressman introduced a proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits. 

Running for Second Term, John Rutherford Set to Remain a Force on Homeland Security Issues

January 20, 2018 - 6:00am
John Rutherford

Freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced this week that he would run for a second term meaning the First Coast congressman should continue to be a major player on homeland security issues. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Eliot Engel Team Up on Foreign Policy

January 16, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Eliot Engel

As she starts her final year in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee has found an ally on the other side of the aisle when it comes to international issues. 

Ted Yoho's Bill to Ensure Taiwan is in WHO Sails Through the House

January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

Last week, the U.S. House passed a bill from U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, to help Taiwan become a full member of the World Health Organization (WHO). Last year, for the first time in almost a decade, Taiwan was not invited to the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA).

Val Demings', Susan Brooks' Proposal for Feds to Help Local Law Enforcement With Mental Health Support Now Law

January 15, 2018 - 6:00am
Val Demings and Susan Brooks

Freshman U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., scored a win as a proposal she pushed to have the federal government offer more support to local governments to help law enforcement officers with mental health issues was signed into law last week. 

Tom Rooney, Ted Deutch Get Bill Cracking Down on Fraud Targeting Veterans to House Floor

January 13, 2018 - 6:00am
Tom Rooney and Ted Deutch

Two Florida congressmen have gotten their proposal to protect veterans against fraud back to the House floor. 

Ted Deutch, Michael McCaul Take Aim at Iran on Human Rights

January 11, 2018 - 6:00am
Ted Deutch and Michael McCaul

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the top Democrat on the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, has teamed up with a prominent Texas Republican to offer a proposal giving the Trump administration more power to sanction the Iranian regime’s leadership if it continues to take aim at protesters. 

Marco Rubio Joins Senate Effort to Back Protesters in Iran

January 6, 2018 - 6:00am
Bob Corker, Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, this week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the U.S. to support Iranians protesting their regime. 

Florida's Congressional Represenatives Focused on a Range of Issues in 2017

January 1, 2017 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney, Ted Deutch and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Florida’s congressional delegation saw a host of fresh faces join it in 2017 adding some new elements to how the Sunshine State is represented on Capitol Hill while veteran congressional representatives continued their efforts on a range of issues. 

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