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Florida Delegation Weighs in as Puerto Rico Readies for Vote on Statehood, Independence

June 8, 2017 - 11:00am
Stephanie Murphy, Carlos Curbelo and Darren Soto

With Puerto Rico holding a plebiscite on Sunday on its status, members of the Florida congressional delegation are weighing in on the matter with one Democrat from the Sunshine State continuing to push for statehood.

Marco Rubio Wants State Department to Do More to Battle Anti-Semitism

June 8, 2017 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio and Kirsten Gillibrand

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to offer a proposal ensuring the State Department does more to battle anti-Semitism. 

Marco Rubio's VA Reform Proposal Passes the Senate

June 7, 2017 - 8:30am

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., bill to reform the federal Department of Veterans Affairs passed the U.S. Senate on a voice vote. 

Florida Played a Role in D-Day Preparations

June 6, 2017 - 9:30am

Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied landing of Normandy and the start of the liberation of France from Nazi control during World War II. Florida played a supporting role in the amphibious landing and the start of what Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied commander, called the crusade in Europe.

Rick Scott Chooses Michael Dew to Lead FDOT

June 6, 2017 - 9:00am
Rick Scott and Mike Dew

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Michael Dew to lead the Florida Department of Transportation. Dew replaces Jim Boxold who left the post earlier this year.

Florida Saw Higher Gas Prices at the Start of June

June 5, 2017 - 9:00am

With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror and summer underway, gas prices jumped up in the Sunshine State over the past week. 

Ashley Moody Jumps Into Florida Attorney General Race

June 2, 2017 - 8:30am

Ashley Moody, a former judge based in Hillsborough County, is hoping to keep the Florida attorney general post in Tampa Bay. 

On Thursday, Moody, who was first elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit in 2006 before resigning that post in April, filed to run as a Republican in the state attorney general’s race next year when current incumbent Pam Bondi faces term limits. Bondi is also from the Tampa Bay area. 

Ron DeSantis: Trump's Refusal to Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem 'Deeply Disappointing'

June 1, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump

Despite his campaign promise, President Donald Trump ruled out moving the American embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for the moment at least--drawing the fire from a Florida Republican. 

Marco Rubio Urges Trump Administration to Keep Reverse Mortgage Protections for Surviving Spouses

June 1, 2017 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and Catherine Cortez Masto

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged the Trump administration to be careful as it reforms the reverse mortgage process. 

Vern Buchanan Goes to Bat for Bernie Madoff Victims

May 31, 2017 - 11:45am
Vern Buchanan and Bernie Madoff

Noting that victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff had not been paid from a group that is supposed to distribute $4 billion to them, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Department of Justice to step in and expedite the process.

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