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Ports, Military, Everglades at the Heart of Rick Scott's Budget Agenda

March 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Rick Scott
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee, new U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled his “Fighting for Florida” agenda. 
 
Scott weighed in on his plans on Thursday. 
 

Florida Republicans Defend Trump, Commerce Department for Ending Tomato Agreement With Mexico Tomato Growers

March 16, 2019 - 9:00am
Members of the Florida delegation are defending the Trump administration and U.S. Commerce Department for ending an agreement with Mexican tomato growers.
 

Nancy Pelosi Brings Back the DREAM Act With Most Democrats in Florida Delegation On Board

March 14, 2019 - 9:00am
Darren Soto, Nancy Pelosi and Mario Diaz-Balart

The Democrat majority in the U.S. House, led by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is pushing to restore the DREAM Act and most Democrats in the Florida delegation are on board.

U.S. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., rounded up more than 200 cosponsors on Tuesday when she introduced her “Dream and Promise Act” which will let DREAMers stay and offer paths to citizenship. Every Democrat in the Florida delegation besides U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., is cosponsoring the proposal. 

Adam Putnam, New CEO of Ducks Unlimited

March 13, 2019 - 12:30pm
Adam Putnam

Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced on Wednesday that former Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will be their new CEO. Putnam, who ran for governor last year but was defeated by Ron DeSantis in the Republican primary, will start his new duties on April 1. 

Founded in 1937, Ducks Unlimited is a nonprofit based in Memphis focused on protecting wetlands and waterfowl. There are hundreds of thousands of members across the nation. 

With Donald Trump on Board, Marco Rubio Doubles Down in Push to Make Daylight Savings Time Permanent

March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
Marco Rubio and Donald Trump

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, continued his efforts to make Daylight Savings Time (DST) permanent.

Last week, Rubio brought back the “Sunshine Protection Act.” Rubio championed that proposal last year after the Florida Legislature passed a bill calling on Congress to make DST permanent across Florida. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is cosponsoring the bill in the Senate while U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., are championing the proposal over on the other side of Capitol Hill. 

Francis Rooney Looks to Protect Free Speech on College Campuses

March 12, 2019 - 12:45pm
Francis Rooney

With free speech attacked under attack on college campuses across the nation, a congressman from the Sunshine State is hoping to protect it with a new proposal. 

North Florida Congressmen Want to Make Things Easier When Veterans Transition to Civilian Workforce

March 12, 2019 - 8:15am
John Rutherford and Al Lawson

Two North Florida congressmen--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a proposal to help veterans transition out of the service and into the civilian sector. 

Back in October 2017, Rutherford and Lawson unveiled a bill creating a grant matching program for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support organizations that help veterans enter the private sector through job training programs and other training to help them enter the civilian workforce. While the bill cleared the House, it failed to pass the Senate. 

Florida Delegation Wants to Sanction Iran as Bob Levinson has Been Missing for 12 Years

March 8, 2019 - 1:00pm

Members of the Florida delegation in both chambers on Capitol Hill are doubling down on their efforts to put more pressure on Iran for the disappearance of Robert Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in that Middle Eastern nation for 12 years. 

Donald Trump, Vern Buchanan: VA Needs to Do More to Cut Down on Veteran Suicide

March 11, 2019 - 8:45am

Last week, President Donald Trump launched his efforts to crack down on veteran suicide and he has the support of a leading Republican in the Florida delegation. 

Marco Rubio, Ron Wyden Continue the Fight for Transparency in Higher Ed

March 9, 2019 - 7:30am
Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is supporting a proposal to offer more transparency on the costs of higher education.

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