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Neal Dunn, Jimmy Panetta Team Up on Biotechnology

October 17, 2017 - 12:15pm
Neal Dunn and Jimmy Panetta

From his perch on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., led efforts to urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to team up to work on advancing biotechnology. 

Charlie Crist Goes to Bat for Digital Coast Proposal From Dutch Ruppersberger, Don Young

October 17, 2017 - 9:15am
Dutch Ruppersberger, Charlie Crist and Don Young

Freshman U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is getting behind a proposal to add a “Digital Coast” program to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), insisting it will help local and state governments prepare for major storms. 

Vern Buchanan Glad to See DHS Adopt his Proposal to Screen Visa Applicants' Social Media

October 16, 2017 - 1:15pm

With the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcing it will soon start screening the social media posts of foreigners visiting the U.S., a Florida congressman, who has been working on the issue, cheered the news. 

Rick Scott Calls for More Funds to Secure Jewish Day Schools Across Florida

October 16, 2017 - 11:45am
Rick Scott and Stephanie Murphy

At an event at Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott announced that he would propose $1 million in funding to boost security for Jewish Day Schools across the Sunshine State. That’s up from last year when $654,000 was used for security at these schools. 

Florida Delegation Reacts to Trump Decertifying Nuclear Deal With Iran

October 16, 2017 - 10:45am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Donald Trump, and Ted Deutch

After President Donald Trump announced his new strategy with Iran, including decertifying the agreement made with that nation by the Obama administration, members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in to offer their takes. 

Marco Rubio, Bill Nelson Want HHS to Do More in Puerto Rico to Avert Health Crisis

October 16, 2017 - 10:00am
Marco Rubio, Eric Hargan and Bill Nelson

Florida’s two U.S. senators are pushing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to act quickly in Puerto Rico, ensuring that island does not experience a public health crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. 

Matt Gaetz, Ted Cruz Team Up to Take Aim at UNESCO's Efforts Against Israel

October 16, 2017 - 9:00am
Matt Gaetz and Ted Cruz

In the aftermath of the Trump administration announcing that the U.S. was cutting off its support for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to its “anti-Israel bias,” a Florida congressman has introduced a resolution condemning that international organization. 

Gas Prices Falling Across Florida in Aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

October 16, 2017 - 8:30am

Gas prices continue to drop in Florida in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, falling 25 cents per gallon over the past month and seven cents a gallon over the past week.

Carlos Curbelo Pushes for Reforming Bail in the House

October 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Carlos Curbelo and Ted Lieu

A South Florida Republican is teaming up with prominent figures from the left and the right to push for reforming bail. 

Stephanie Murphy, Steve Knight Team Up Again to Help Small Businesses

October 14, 2017 - 6:00am
Stephanie Murphy and Steve Knight

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed a bill giving more federal funds to small businesses.  



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