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New Congresswoman Donna Shalala Focuses on Healthcare

February 9, 2019 - 7:00am

After eight years in the Clinton Cabinet as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), now that she is in Congress, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., is starting to focus on healthcare issues. 

This week, from her new perch on the U.S House Education and Labor Committee, the South Florida Democrat weighed in on the “the various threats presented by House Republicans and the Trump Administration to the Affordable Care Act’s protections for American workers with preexisting medical conditions.”

Marco Rubio Continues to Swing Away at ZTE

February 6, 2019 - 1:45pm
Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brought back a proposal taking aim at ZTE, a telecommunications company run by the Chinese government. 

Dan Webster Brings Back Sustainable Shark and Fisheries Trade Act

February 6, 2019 - 6:00am

U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., has brought back his proposal for the U.S. Commerce Department to increase regulation on the international shark trade. 

Towards the end of last month, Webster brought back his “Sustainable Shark and Fisheries Trade Act” proposal which is being backed by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle including fellow Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, Matt Gaetz and Ted Yoho.

Marco Rubio Applauds the Trump Administration's Opposition to the Maduro Regime

February 5, 2019 - 11:00am

From his perch as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to praise the Trump administration for its opposition to the Maduro regime in Venezuela. 

Rubio announced on Monday that  Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela to the United States Carlos Vecchio will be his official guest when President Donald Trump gives the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. 

Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Lead Florida Delegation in Urging Commerce Department to End Agreement With Mexican Tomato Growers

February 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Two Florida Republicans--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee--are leading the charge on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Commerce Department to end an agreement with Mexican tomato growers. 

Marco Rubio Continues to Focus Against Targeted Violence With 'Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act'

February 1, 2019 - 11:30am
Marco Rubio

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , to create a task force to offer a national strategy “to keep communities safe from targeted violence through threat assessment and management.”

Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, to introduce the “Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act" which, they insist,  “would help provide resources, training, and assistance in establishing and operating locally driven threat assessment and management units."

Dan Webster Thinks His Physician Pro Bono Care Act Can Save Medicaid, CHIP Billions

January 31, 2019 - 11:30am
Dan Webster

Now in the minority for the first time during his tenure in Congress, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., has paired up with U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson, D-Minn., to encourage healthcare providers to offer free services for low-income Americans on Medicaid or the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Vern Buchanan Continues the Fight to End Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption

February 2, 2019 - 7:30am
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is continuing his fight to end slaughtering horses for human consumption in the U.S. and stop exporting horses to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico.

This week, Buchanan brought back his "Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act" which he introduced in August 2017 and garnered 150 co-sponsors in the U.S. House. While the bill was not able to get over the finish line last time out, he did bring out an amendment to a government funding bill on the matter. 

Ted Yoho Remains Top Republican on House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee

January 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Ted Yoho

Now in his fourth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., will continue to lead Republicans on a key subcommittee under the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s umbrella. 

Yoho will be the ranking Republican on the House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Subcommittee which he led as chairman when the GOP controlled the House. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., will chair the committee. 

The North Central Florida Republican announced his new role on Wednesday. 

Marco Rubio's, Mark Warner's Push to Fight China Stealing American Technology Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

January 30, 2019 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is reeling in support from his fellow senators for his bill to protect American technology from China and other nations. 

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