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Ron DeSantis: Time to Make Federal Pension Information Public

July 13, 2017 - 8:00am
Ron DeSantis

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., whose name is generating increased buzz as a possible candidate in next year’s gubernatorial race, is calling for pension information of retired federal employees to be made public. 

Vern Buchanan, Lindsey Graham: No Funds for Palestinian Authority Until It Stops Helping Terrorists' Families

July 12, 2017 - 12:45pm
Vern Buchanan and Lindsey Graham

With the Senate Foreign Relations Committee taking up U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s, R-SC, “Taylor Force Act” cutting off American funding to the Palestinian Authority if it continues to financially support terrorists and their families, a congressman from Florida is urging Congress pass it. 

Florida Senators, Reps Urge White House Push Iran to Get Bob Levinson Back Home

July 12, 2017 - 9:15am
Ted Deutch, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio

Members of the Florida delegation are calling on the Trump administration to put more pressure on Iran to continue efforts get Robert Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in that Middle Eastern nation for a decade. 

Florida Legislators Urge White House Keep Anti-Semitism Envoy in State Department

July 11, 2017 - 10:30am
Kevin Rader and Randy Fine

More than 60 Jewish state legislators--including six from the Sunshine State--signed off on a letter to President Donald Trump last week, urging him to keep a Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism in the State Department. 

John Quincy Adams, the Diplomat Who Obtained Florida and Our Sixth President, Turns 250

July 11, 2017 - 6:00am

Tuesday marks the 250th birthday of John Quincy Adams who, during his tenure as President James Monroe’s secretary of State, led American negotiations with Spain to purchase Florida. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Continues Efforts to Help Holocaust Survivors

July 10, 2017 - 6:00am

Towards the end of last week, retiring U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to ever lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee and currently the chairwoman of the House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, continued her calls for Germany to do more for Holocaust survivors. 

Think Tank With Ties to Allen West Shuts Its Doors

July 8, 2017 - 6:00am
Allen West

The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA), a conservative think tank based in Texas which had ties to a prominent Republican from the Sunshine State, is shutting its doors. 

Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate to Pass Bill Punishing Cop Killers

July 6, 2017 - 9:15am
Vern Buchanan

Noting the rising number of police officers being killed, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on Thursday for the U.S. Senate to pass his “Thin Blue Line Act” which would make murdering a police officer, firefighter or first responder killed in federal jurisdiction an aggravating factor in federal death penalty decisions.

Florida Sees Lowest July 4th Gas Prices Since 2004

July 5, 2017 - 8:30am

Gas prices continue to drop across Florida and the nation as the 37.5 million Americans who hit the highways for Independence Day enjoyed that holiday’s lowest gas prices in more than a decade. 

Donald Trump Has Key Ally in Asia and Pacific Chairman Ted Yoho

July 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

President Donald Trump has a strong ally holding a key position in the House as U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has been supporting him from his perch as chairman of the House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. 


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