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Rubio Dead Set against the Left Packing the Supreme Court

July 1, 2019 - 7:00am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is doubling down on his proposal for a constitutional amendment to limit the U.S. Supreme Court to nine justices. 

Earlier this year, prominent Democrats, including former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, have mulled over expanding the Supreme Court 

Shannon Bream From Fox News Looks Back on First Democratic Debate, Looks Ahead to Second One

June 27, 2019 - 2:45pm
Shannon Bream

With the first round over and another scheduled for Thursday night as the crowded field of Democratic presidential hopefuls debate in Miami, Sunshine State News reached out to Shannon Bream from Fox News Channel for her thoughts. 

Vern Buchanan Gets Medicare Assistance Program Through Key Committee

June 28, 2019 - 6:30am
Vern Buchanan

From his seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., was able to advance through the committee a proposal to fund the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), which helps with Medicare and insurance questions and problems, for another three years. 

As part of a large Medicare bill, on Wednesday the House Ways and Means Committee included the “Enhancing Consumer Assistance for Medicare Beneficiaries Act” from Buchanan, U.S. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich. 

Stephanie Murphy: FAA Sending $4.5 Million to Sanford International Airport

June 27, 2019 - 9:00am
Orlando Sanford International Airport

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., announced more federal funds will be going to Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) to upgrade lighting equipment, building a new tarmac and have more airfield guidance signs.

Murphy announced on Tuesday that SFB will receive $4,464,990 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Marco Rubio, Sherrod Brown Bring Back Small Business Fair Lending Act

June 26, 2019 - 7:15am
Marco Rubio and Sherrod Brown

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,  teamed up again with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, to bring back their proposal which, they insist, will help small businesses. 

Ted Deutch, Jeanne Shaheen Want to Give White House More Power to Sanction Hostage Takers

June 26, 2019 - 11:45am
Ted Deutch, Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., is pushing a proposal to give the White House more power to sanction nations and groups that hold Americans as hostages. 

NASA Turns to Small Businesses to Help Return to the Moon, Reach Mars

June 25, 2019 - 8:45am
Mars, with Earth 140 million miles away

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is relying on small businesses as it looks to the future, including returning astronauts to the moon in five years and, eventually, landing on Mars -- garnering the applause of a key committee chairman in the U.S. Senate. 

Last week, NASA announced it had contracted with more than 360 small businesses in more than 40 states as part of NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. NASA is planning to spend more than $45 million in those contracts. 

Buchanan Pushing Ted Cruz Bill to Use El Chapo's Billions to Build the Wall

June 25, 2019 - 8:30am
"El Chapo," Ted Cruz and Vern Buchanan

With Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday, a Florida congressman is doubling down on his call to take billions of his assets -- seized by the federal government -- and use them to build a wall on the southern border.  

NRCC Comes Out Swinging as Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Opens the Door to Impeaching Trump

June 24, 2019 - 7:00am
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donald Trump

Freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., has opened the door to impeaching President Donald Trump--and drawing heavy fire from the GOP.

Ted Yoho Wants to Require Tax Preparers to Take a Proficiency Test

June 20, 2019 - 7:30am
Ted Yoho

This week, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., on a bill empowering the IRS to set minimum standards for paid tax preparers. 

Yoho and Panetta brought out the “Taxpayer Protection and Preparer Proficiency Act" to that purpose. Over in the U.S. Senate, Democrats, led by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., have a companion measure. 

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