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Florida Delegation to VA: Don't Shut Down Congressional Offices in Medical Facilities

September 13, 2019 - 6:00am
Brian Mast and Stephanie Murphy

Members of the Florida congressional delegation are pushing back at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after being told to close their offices in VA facilities. 

Rubio Brings Back Proposal to Import Foreign Sand for Beach Renourishment

September 14, 2019 - 7:00am
Post-hurricane beach erosion on Jupiter Island

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is bringing back his proposal to allow local municipalities to purchase sand from foreign counties to help fight beach erosion. 

State House Members Outpace Senators in AFP's Florida Legislature Scorecard

September 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Jeff Brandes, Skylar Zander and Paul Renner

Looking at more than 150 bills that were brought up in Tallahassee this year,  Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) released its legislative scorecard on Thursday. 

Al Lawson Hosting Forum on Black Student Athletes

September 12, 2019 - 6:00am
Al Lawson

Increasingly focused on collegiate sports during his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., will host a forum Thursday on the “State of the Black Student Athlete in America” during the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) in Washington DC.

Rick Scott Calls on Trump Administration to Sanction Turkey

September 13, 2019 - 6:15am
Rick Scott

With new reports that the Trump administration is considering sanctioning Turkey for its increased ties to Russia, including buying missile defense systems, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., encouraged the White House to implement them. 

Scott weighed in on reports that the administration will sanction Turkey for buying S-400 missile systems from Russia. 

Florida Congressional Republicans Praise John Bolton as He Leaves Trump Administration

September 11, 2019 - 6:00am
John Bolton, talking to President Trump in the Oval Office

Florida’s two U.S. senators were caught off guard by National Security Advisor John Bolton leaving the Trump administration on Wednesday.  

While President Donald Trump insisted Bolton had been fired, the former UN ambassador disputed that and claimed to have resigned. Regardless what happened, the two Republicans representing Florida in the Senate worked closely with Bolton. 

With Congress Back, Buchanan Will Tackle Red Tide, Robocalls and Background Checks

September 11, 2019 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

With Congress back in session this week, one of the more prominent members of the Florida delegation weighed in on Tuesday as what he hopes to accomplish as he returns to Washington. 

Gaetz Champions 'Super Pollutants Act' to Cut Down on Greenhouse Gases

September 10, 2019 - 7:00am
Matt Gaetz

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus, is championing a proposal to cut down on greenhouse gases. 

Spano's 'No Pensions for Pedophiles Act' Has a Chance, Now with Steve Scalise's Support

September 9, 2019 - 8:00am
Steve Scalise

A Florida congressman’s proposal to ensure convicted child molesters lose their federal pensions is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill as a top GOP leader announced his support for it.  

Back in July, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., brought out the “No Pensions for Pedophiles Act.” The bill would amend the Hiss Act to ensure federal contributions to pensions would be denied to individuals who are convicted of federal crimes connected to child molestation.

Enterprise Florida Looks to Expand Economic Ties With Colombia

September 7, 2019 - 8:00am
Manny Mencia

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is looking to expand economic ties between Florida and Colombia. 

EFI, a public-private partnership, defines itself as the “principal economic development organization for Florida” and its mission is “to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation.”

On Friday, EFI announced it will lead a delegation of Florida businesses, including small businesses, to Bogota in November. 

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