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Gus Bilirakis Wants to Expand VA Care to Federally Qualified Health Centers

February 21, 2018 - 5:15pm
Gus Bilirakis

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, teamed up with four other members of Congress to introduce a proposal giving veterans more access to health-services outside the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Democrats Start Running Serious Candidates in Traditionally Red Congressional Seats

February 20, 2018 - 6:00am
Nancy Soderberg, David Shapiro and Chris Hunter

Democrats in the Sunshine State have often opted not to offer serious challenges to Republicans representing red districts across Florida. But things have changed this year as several Republican incumbents are actually facing serious challengers. These GOP incumbents are favorites but they’re going to have to work this year to keep their seats.

Al Lawson Wants to Honor James Weldon Johnson's Birthplace in Jacksonville

February 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Al Lawson and James Weldon Johnson

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., is calling on the federal government to make the birthplace of civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson in Jacksonville a national landmark. 

The Sunshine State Marks the 154th Anniversary of the Battle of Olustee

February 17, 2018 - 6:00am

Civil War aficionados, sporting both the Union Blue and the Confederate Gray, will be gathering this weekend some 15 miles east of Lake City, in the middle of the Osceola National Forest and right off of I-10, to re-enact the battle of Olustee -- the largest Civil War battle in Florida. 

Democrats Turn to Val Demings on Election Security

February 16, 2018 - 6:00am
Val Demings

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., turned her attention to election security this week as she went to bat for her party on Capitol Hill.

Trump's Proposed Budget Draws Reactions from the Florida Delegation

February 14, 2018 - 6:00am
Matt Gaetz, Donald Trump and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

President Donald Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget proposal, which increases spending on the military while cutting other branches of the federal government and increasing the deficit and national debt, is getting  a mixed reception from the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill as some Republicans have said they have problems with it.

Former Senate Hopeful Todd Wilcox Returns to the Arena, Backing Mike Miller

February 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Todd Wilcox

Last week, businessman, former CIA officer and Army veteran Todd Wilcox, who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida, resumed his political activities, backing Republican state Rep. Mike Miller who is looking to dethrone freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla.

Gus Bilirakis One of the Winners of Washington Budget Drama

February 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

As the smoke clears from last week’s Beltway budget battle, a Republican congressman from the Sunshine State emerged as one of its winners. 

House Passes Proposal from Gus Bilirakis, Kathy Castor Cracking Down on Medicare Fraud

February 8, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis and Kathy Castor

A bill from two members of the Florida delegation in Congress toughening the penalties for committing Medicare fraud passed through the House this week as part of a short term spending bill.

Al Lawson, Alvin Brown Ready to Duke it Out in North Florida

January 31, 2018 - 6:00am
Al Lawson and Alvin Brown

North Florida has seen some upsets in congressional races in recent years and Alvin Brown is hoping another one will be shaping up this year. 

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