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Tax Reform Vote Set to be an Issue in 2018 Senate Race in Florida

December 20, 2017 - 10:15am
Bill Nelson and Rick Scott

With Republicans on Capitol Hill sending President Donald Trump a tax reform proposal this week, the issue is set to become a factor in next year’s U.S. Senate race in Florida. 

Neal Dunn Scores a Win as House Passes his Bill to Get More Veterans Into STEM Fields

December 20, 2017 - 9:00am

On Tuesday, the U.S. House overwhelmingly passed U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., bill to usher more veterans into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is gaining steam on Capitol Hill.

John Rutherford Wants Answers on VA Hiring Unqualified Medical Personnel

December 19, 2017 - 10:00am
John Rutherford

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., wants answers why the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is hiring unqualified medical personnel.

House GOP Unveils $81 Billion Disaster Relief Bill, Including $2.6 Billion for Florida Agriculture

December 19, 2017 - 8:45am
Tom Rooney and Mario Diaz-Balart

On Monday, Republicans in the U.S. House proposed $81 billion in disaster relief to help parts of America recover from hurricanes and wildfires. President Donald Trump’s latest proposal for disaster relief stands at $44 billion. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Alcee Hastings Make 'Top 5 Worst Ethics Violators' List

December 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings

Two Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation were included in the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust’s  (FACT) “Top 5 Worst Ethics Violators” of the year.

Congress Set to Pass Vern Buchanan's Emergency Citrus Disease Relief Act in Final Tax Reform Bill

December 18, 2017 - 10:00am
Vern Buchanan

With the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House expected to hammer out and pass a final tax cut bill this week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan’s, R-Fla., proposal to help citrus growers in Florida should be part of the final product. 

Gas Prices in Florida Return to Where They Stood Before Hurricane Harvey

December 18, 2017 - 7:45am

Gas prices in Florida have dropped to what they were before Hurricane Harvey impacted oil production on the Gulf Coast, a new report finds. 

Charlie Crist, Mike Johnson Launch Congressional Honor and Civility Caucus

December 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Charlie Crist and Mike Johnson

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., teamed up with fellow congressional freshman U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., to launch the Honor and Civility Caucus. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Bill to Help Jordan Battle ISIS Headed to House Floor

December 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

A proposal from South Florida congressional representatives to help Jordan battle terrorism gained momentum on Capitol Hill this week. 

Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Want HUD to Reform SBA, CDBG Loan Process for Americans Impacted by Disasters

December 15, 2017 - 7:30am
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bill Nelson--have teamed up on a proposal to stop the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from penalizing victims of natural disasters who apply for but decide not to accept disaster loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). 



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