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Vern Buchanan Calls on Paul Ryan to Extend Ban on Slaughtering Horses

December 14, 2017 - 1:15pm
Vern Buchanan and Paul Ryan

From his perch as cochairman of the Animal Protection Caucus, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., urged U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to keep the ban on horse slaughtering in place. 

Democrats Continue to Place Their Chips on Jeremy Ring

December 14, 2017 - 9:00am
Buddy Dyer, Jeremy Ring and Lois Frankel

Leading Democrats continue to rally behind former state Sen. Jeremy Ring’s bid to become the state’s next Chief Financial Officer. 

AAA: Florida, Nation Will See Record Travel for the Holiday Season

December 14, 2017 - 9:15am

More Americans than ever before plan to travel for the holidays and the Sunshine State is poised to benefit, a new study finds. 

Carlos Curbelo's, Darren Soto's Foreign Spill Protection Act Signed into Law

December 14, 2017 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo and Darren Soto

A proposal from two Florida congressmen to ensure that Americans aren’t stuck holding the bill when foreign oil spills move into American waters became law as President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. 

Carlos Curbelo, Stephanie Murphy Want to Exempt Puerto Rico From Health Insurance Tax

December 13, 2017 - 1:15pm
Carlos Curbelo and Stephanie Murphy

With Puerto Rico still recovering from Hurricane Maria, two members of the Florida congressional delegation are calling for providing residents of that island a temporary exemption from the health insurance tax (HIT).

Lois Frankel: Congress Needs to Investigate Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Trump

December 12, 2017 - 8:45am
Lois Frankel and Donald Trump
As charges of sexual misconduct continue to impact Capitol Hill, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., is calling for the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to investigate accusations made against President Donald Trump. 
 

Vern Buchanan Backs Mike Coffman's Veterans Overmedication Prevention Act

December 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
Vern Buchanan and Mike Coffman

With 20 veterans killing themselves each day, a Florida congressman has thrown his support to a bill studying the link between painkillers and veteran suicides. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Poe Want More Sanctions on Iran for its Role in Yemen

December 11, 2017 - 9:45am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Ted Poe
From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is proposing additional sanctions on Iran for its support of the Houthi rebels in Yemen.
 
Ros-Lehtinen, the former chairwoman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, the chairman of the U.S. House Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, to bring out the “Houthis and Iran Sanctions Accountability Act” on Friday. 
 

As Holidays Draw Near, Gas Prices Continue to Drop in Florida

December 11, 2017 - 9:15am
With the holidays approaching, gas prices across the Sunshine State continue to drop. 
 
AAA released a study on Monday which showed gas prices stood, on average, at $2.41 per gallon on Sunday in Florida, a drop of three cents from the previous week. While prices have dropped, on average, 12 cents a gallon in Florida over the past month, they remain 19 cents higher than where they were this time last year. 
 
Florida is below the national average which stood at $2.47 per gallon on Sunday after dropping a penny over the past week. 

Francis Rooney: Religious Freedom Should Play a Major Role in the War Against Terrorism

December 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney

Drawing on his background as a former ambassador to the Holy See, last week, freshman U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., looked to make the case that religious freedom plays a major role in the war on terror. 

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