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Neal Dunn, Jimmy Panetta Team Up on Growing American Food Exports Act

March 26, 2018 - 6:00am
Neal Dunn and Jimmy Panetta

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., are once again pairing up on a proposal, this time to lower trade barriers on American agriculture. 

Gabby Giffords Working With Florida Democrats on Gun Control

March 24, 2018 - 6:00am
Gabby Giffords

In the aftermath of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., is working with Democrats from the Sunshine State in calling for more gun control. 

John Rutherford: VA Employees Need to Focus on Veterans, Not Union Activities

March 23, 2018 - 6:00am

From his perch on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., wants answers from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about employees taking part in protests backed by big unions. 

Ted Yoho: Ethical Hackers Can Help Secure State Department Web Sites

March 22, 2018 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

A Florida Republican congressman wants “ethical hackers” to test the U.S. State Department’s cyber defenses. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Brad Sherman Want Nuclear Cooperation Reform as Deal With Saudi Arabia Looms

March 21, 2018 - 5:45pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Brad Sherman

While she has already announced her plans to retire from Congress, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to lead the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and currently the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, is looking for Congress to have more power when it comes to nuclear cooperation with other countries. 

Dan Webster Champions Sustainable Shark and Fisheries Trade Act

March 20, 2018 - 5:30pm
Dan Webster

U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., is leading three other members of the Florida delegation in wanting the U.S. Commerce Department to increase regulation on the international shark trade. 

Darren Soto Wants Task Force to Ensure Immigrants Take Part in 2020 Census

March 21, 2018 - 6:00am
Darren Soto

With the federal census looming in 2020, a Florida Democrat is calling for a new task force to review the questions included in it. 

Francis Rooney: Not Your Average Freshman Congressman

March 19, 2018 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney and John Boehner

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., is continuing to show that he is not the usual congressional freshman. 

Val Demings Wants to Make Sure Federal Funds Not Used to Arm Teachers

March 17, 2018 - 6:00am

This week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., brought out a bill ensuring federal anti-terrorism funds are not used to arm teachers. 

Charles W. Jones: Florida's Mad Irish Senator

March 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Charles W. Jones

Florida’s political history has been shaped by many different people -- the French, English, Spanish, Cuban, African-American, Puerto Rican, Yankees, Southerners and more. While Florida politics are not as Celtic-influenced as, say, those of Boston or New York, there have been a few leaders with Irish roots reigning over the Sunshine State.

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