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Florida's Connection to Signers of the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Think Florida has no connection to the Declaration of Independence? Actually Florida played a large role in the lives of four of the signers, three of whom celebrated the first Independence Day in Florida on July 4, 1781.

Stephanie Murphy Tries to Claim the Center, Mike Miller Looks to Tie Her to Pelosi

July 3, 2017 - 6:00am
Stephanie Murphy and Mike Miller

With a new Republican challenger having entered the race, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced a proposed balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as she tried to claim the political center. 

John Rutherford Leads Opposition on Capitol Hill to Seismic Testing in the Atlantic

July 1, 2017 - 6:00am
John Rutherford and Don Beyer

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., took the lead in rounding up more than 100 members of Congress to urge the Trump administration to stand against  seismic testing in the Atlantic, insisting it’s the first step towards offshore drilling. 

South Florida Reps Guide Legislation on Middle East Through Congressional Subcommittee

June 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

The two representatives from  South Florida who lead a U.S. House subcommittee, guided through a host of bills this week focused on Middle Eastern affairs. 

Rick Scott Names Two New Department Heads in Tallahassee

June 29, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week, Gov. Rick Scott has brought in two new department heads into his administration. 

Neal Dunn's Proposal to Help Passengers on Overbooked Flights Builds Momentum

June 29, 2017 - 8:15am
Neal Dunn

This week, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rolled U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., proposal on overbooked flights into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Remains a Force on Foreign Policy

June 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

While she is leaving Congress next year, South Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen shows no signs of slowing down on international issues. 

Carlos Curbelo, Grace Napolitano Want to Help Mental Health Research With Special Postage Stamp

June 28, 2017 - 9:15am
Carlos Curbelo and Grace Napolitano

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif., on Tuesday to unveil a proposal creating a special postage stamp to help mental health research. 

Vern Buchanan Urges Rex Tillerson Keep Office to Combat Anti-Semitism

June 27, 2017 - 1:30pm

With the State Department set to end the  post of special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism at the start of July, a Florida Republican is urging U.S. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson to keep the position.  

Independence Day Should Give Grocers, Other Retailers a Boost

June 27, 2017 - 10:30am

With Americans honoring Independence Day next week, the Florida Retail Federation (FRF) expects grocers and other retailers to enjoy a surge of shoppers. 


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