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Neal Dunn Wants to Stop the Union from Offering Cash to Enlist VA Employees

October 1, 2019 - 8:00am
Neal Dunn

A Florida congressman is looking to ensure that unions can’t offer financial incentives to recruit federal employees working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). 

Last week, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., introduced the “VA Workplace Integrity Act” which, he insists, will help “combat the use of financial incentives to pressure federal employees into joining unions” and protects VA employees “from undue financial manipulation stemming from labor unions.”

Is Civics Education Lacking in Florida Schools? DeSantis and Corcoran Say Yes

September 28, 2019 - 6:00am

The State Board of Education is pushing for more accountability in how schools teach classes included in Florida statues including civics, the Holocaust and the history and heritage of African Americans, Hispanics and women. 

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran cheered the board for its efforts to have schools focus more on civics and other topics. 

Marco Rubio's Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act Gains Traction in Senate

September 27, 2019 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the co-chairman of the  Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), scored a win this week as his “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act” cleared the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. 

After protests in Hong Kong, which started over a proposed extradition policy that could lead activists in that city to be deported to mainland China, Rubio pushed his proposal, including calling on Congress to pass it at a CECC meeting earlier this month. 

An Angry NRCC Targets Florida Democrats For Wanting to Impeach Trump

September 26, 2019 - 6:00am
U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

With Democrats on Capitol Hill pushing an impeachment inquiry, the fight has spilled over to the Sunshine State. 

This week, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) served notice to Democrats in swing districts in the Sunshine State that it will make their support of impeaching President Donald Trump a campaign issue in 2020. 

The NRCC took aim at U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., after he said he backed impeaching Trump.

Marco Rubio Champions Tibet Against China

September 26, 2019 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to help Tibet against China. 

Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Line Up Behind Impeaching Trump

September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Kathy Castor, Charlie Crist and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

After reports that President Donald Trump froze more than $390 million in aid to the Ukraine  before urging the leader of that nation to look into allegations of corruption against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Democrats in the Florida delegation threw their support behind an impeachment inquiry. 

Florida Congressman Showcases New Data Project Focused on the Homeless

September 25, 2019 - 9:00am
Alcee Hastings

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., one of the chairmen of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, thinks new data can help offer insights on America’s homeless population. 

Last week, Hastings and fellow chair U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Tex., hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill focused on the National Alliance to End Homelessness’ (NAEH) Demographic Data Project. 

Donna Shalala on Tlaib's Side in Protecting the Student Aid Act

September 24, 2019 - 8:00am
Donna Shalala and Rashada Tlaib

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has paired up with U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., in bringing out a bill they insist will help protect federal student aid. 

Last week, Shalala, Tlaib and U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., introduced the “Protecting Student Aid Act" (PSA Act), which, they claimed, will “reinvigorate the Student Aid Enforcement Unit within the U.S. Department of Education in order to allow the department to better respond to fraud and abuse within federal student aid programs.”

LNG Exports Continue to Expand on the First Coast

September 24, 2019 - 8:00am
Port of Jacksonville

Federal officials continue to showcase the potential of the First Coast on exporting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., applauded the Federal Energy Regulatory Committees (FERC) for approving Eagle LNG exporting LNG out of Jacksonville. 

“This decision will allow for the siting, construction, and operation of a new liquefaction, storage, and export terminal facility on the St. Johns River,” Rubio’s office noted. 

Religious Freedom Imperiled Worldwide: Rubio Says His Bill Will Strengthen It

September 21, 2019 - 7:00am
Marco Rubio

Using his position on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought out a bill this week to  reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Col., Chris Coons, D-Del., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to bring out the “United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Act" which would authorize the commission for another four years and increases its funding. 

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