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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back $13.6 Billion Relief Effort for Hurricanes Michael and Maria

February 27, 2019 - 10:45am

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are helping push a $13.6 billion relief bill to help Americans recovering from Hurricane Michael and other disasters.

The bill contains relief for citrus farmers, military construction projects and VA health centers on the Panhandle which were hit by the hurricane in October. Scott added an amendment to help Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria back in September 2017 with $600 million in nutrition assistance. 

Dan Webster Helps Get I-Corps Expansion Through the House

February 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Dan Webster

Saying the proposal will help boost entrepreneurship and innovation, this week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., helped get a bill expanding participation in the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) through the U.S. House. 

Bill Galvano, Future Florida House Speakers Step Up to Help GOP Legislators Around the Nation

February 26, 2019 - 10:45am
Bill Galvano

On Tuesday, the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee (RLCC), part of the GOP’s efforts to win state legislative races, unveiled its leadership team for the next election cycle--and some prominent Florida Republicans will be part of it. 

The RLCC, a caucus of the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC), is turning to North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger to chair its efforts in 2019. 

Marco Rubio: Feds Need to Make Sure Chinese Tech Company Huawei Not Part of American Energy Infrastructure

February 25, 2019 - 12:30pm

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, continued his efforts against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, backing U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s, R-Tex., call to prohibit that company from working on the nation’s energy infrastructure.

Vern Buchanan: Let's Take 'El Chapo's' Billions and Build Trump's Wall

February 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Vern Buchanan

On Monday morning, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., one of the cochairmen of the Florida delegation, said he was sponsoring a proposal from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., to “allow billions of dollars’ worth of assets seized from Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán Loera to help secure the southern border.”

Alcee Hastings Joins Eliot Engel, GOP Congressmen to Focus on Middle East Peace

February 22, 2019 - 8:15am
Alcee Hastings

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., now the chairman of the U.S. House Helsinki Commission, is teaming up with a high profile congressman to try and influence the Middle East peace process. 

In Good Shape for Second Term as Jacksonville Mayor, Lenny Curry Primed to be a Statewide Player

February 25, 2019 - 8:00am
Mayor Lenny Curry

With Gov. Ron DeSantis starting fast out of the gate in Tallahassee, the Legislature ready to convene and a competitive mayoral race in Tampa, it’s easy to overlook one of the more important political developments in Florida: Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry looking pretty secure as he runs for a second term. 

Vern Buchanan Wants Trump to Press Kim Jong-un on Returning Remains of American POWs, MIAs from Korean War

February 21, 2019 - 2:15pm
Vern Buchanan

With President Donald Trump getting ready to meet with the leader of the North Korean regime next week, a congressman from Florida is calling on the president to push Kim Jong-un for the remains of American military personnel who are still missing from the Korean War. 

On Thursday, as Trump readies to meet the North Korean dictator in Vietnam, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla.. noted that the fates of more than 5,000 POWs held by  North Korea during the war remain unaccounted for.  

Mike Waltz, Bill Posey Urge Pentagon to Base Space Command in Florida

February 20, 2019 - 9:15pm
Mike Waltz and Bill Posey

Led by two Republican congressmen, members of the Florida delegation are calling on the Trump administration to base the proposed U.S. Space Command in the Sunshine State. 

On Tuesday, Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Bill Posey and Mike Waltz wrote a letter to acting U.S. Defense Sec. Patrick Shanahan on the matter. Waltz, the only freshman Republican serving on the U.S. House Armed Forces Committee, has been increasingly vocal about his support for the space industry’s role in Florida. 

Mario Diaz-Balart: THUD Funding a Big Win for Florida Ports, Public Housing

February 16, 2019 - 7:00am

While he no longer chairs the U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., helped craft the THUD funding bill that cleared Congress this week as lawmakers looked to avoid another federal shutdown. 

Diaz-Balart weighed in on what the THUD Appropriations Subcommittee, now chaired by U.S. Rep. David Price, D-NC, put together. 

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