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Francis Rooney Looks to Permanently Ban Drilling in the Eastern Gulf

January 7, 2019 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney

Starting his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., unveiled a bill to  “permanently ban oil and gas leasing, preleasing, and related activities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.”

Marco Rubio Starts New Congress Focused on the Middle East

January 5, 2019 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell

With the new Congress in session, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is joining other Senate Republicans focusing on the Middle East.

Marco Rubio, Florida Congressmen Continue the Fight to Protect Florida Farmers From Mexican Competition

January 4, 2019 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan, Marco Rubio and Al Lawson

Three members of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a bill to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico. 

Donald Trump Signs Gus Bilirakis' Bill Ensuring Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities

January 2, 2019 - 10:15am

President Donald Trump signed into law a proposal from a Florida Republican congressman to ensure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits.

From Local Issues to Foreign Policy, Marco Rubio Showcases his Efforts in 115th Congress

January 2, 2019 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

With a new Senate ready to convene, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., looked back at his last two years on Capitol Hill. 

Darren Soto Focuses on Cryptocurrency Regulation

December 31, 2018 - 6:00am
Warren Davidson, Darren Soto and Ted Budd

About to start a second term in Congress as his party readies to take control of the U.S. House, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is increasingly focusing on cryptocurrency and how it should be regulated. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Ranks as One of the Most Prominent Representatives Florida's Ever Had in Congress

December 28, 2018 - 6:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Despite being a state since 1845, Florida hasn’t exactly been prominent on Capitol Hill throughout most of that time. Most senators and representatives from Florida simply failed to left much of an impression on the national stage though there are a handful of exceptions ranging from David Levy Yulee to Duncan Fletcher to Claude Pepper. 

Donald Trump Signs Gus Bilirakis' Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act Into Law

December 26, 2018 - 10:15am

Over the long Christmas weekend, President Donald Trump signed U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis’, R-Fla., Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act into law. 

Vern Buchanan's, Alcee Hastings' Proposal Banning Slaughter of Cats and Dogs for Human Consumption Now Law

December 22, 2018 - 6:00am

This week, President Donald Trump signed a proposal from two congressmen from Florida--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep Alcee Hastings--banning the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption as part of the Farm Bill. 

Gus Bilirakis' Bill Ensuring Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities Passes Congress

December 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

A Florida Republican’s proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits is headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. 

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