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Vern Buchanan: DOJ Distributing Money to Bernie Madoff Victims 'Long Overdue'

November 10, 2017 - 9:30am
Vern Buchanan and Bernie Madoff

The U.S. Department of Justice started distributing money to victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff this week and a Florida congressman, who has been active on the issue, says it is about time. 

Matt Gaetz, Jimmy Panetta Unveil Warrior Act to Help Veterans

November 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Matt Gaetz and Jimmy Panetta

Just in time for Veterans Day weekend, a Florida Republican teamed up with a California Democrat this week to unveil a proposal to help veterans attend Military Adaptive Sports Programs (MASP).

Al Lawson Wants VA to Focus on Veteran Hunger

November 9, 2017 - 8:15am

Noting Veterans Day is coming up later this week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., continued his focus on hunger on Wednesday, writing to U.S. Veterans Affairs Sec. David Shulkin about veterans facing food insecurity. 

Rick Scott Gets High Marks on Hurricane Irma

November 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Gov. Rick Scott is getting high marks for his handling of Hurricane Irma and that could help him if he runs for the U.S. Senate in 2018, a new poll shows. 

Dennis Ross Helps Found Victims of Communism Caucus

November 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Marcy Kaptur, Dennis Ross, and Chris Smith

This week, U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., helped launch a congressional caucus to honor victims of communist regimes and protect dissidents who continue to fight against communism. 

Neal Dunn's Bill Giving Veterans More Options on Organ Transplants Clears the House

November 8, 2017 - 8:45am

On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed a bill from a Florida congressman giving veterans who need organ transplants more choices in their medical care. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Yoho Condemn China's Treatment of Tibet

November 7, 2017 - 9:45am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Ted Yoho

Even as President Donald Trump continues his tour of Asia, two Florida Republicans have teamed up with two leading Democrats to bring out a proposal condemning the Chinese government’s handling of Tibet.  

Brian Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Murphy Want to Crack Down on Stalkers Targeting Minors

November 7, 2017 - 9:00am
Brian Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Murphy

A proposal from a Florida Democrat and a Pennsylvania Republican to crack down on stalkers targeting minors is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. 

Francis Rooney Replaces Ted Yoho as Vice Chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee

November 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Ed Royce, Francis Rooney and Ted Yoho

In the aftermath of U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-SC, leaving the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, its chairman decided to replace one Florida congressman with another to serve as his vice chairman. 

Neal Dunn Gets Bill Giving Veterans More Options on Organ Transplants to House Floor

November 6, 2017 - 9:30am
Neal Dunn and Phil Roe

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn,  R-Fla., who served more than a decade as an Army surgeon, scored a win last week as his “Veterans Increased Choice for Transplanted Organs and Recovery (VICTOR) Act” cleared the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee. 

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