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Ted Yoho Teams With Top Democrat to Back Hong Kong Protests Against Chinese Regime

August 17, 2019 - 8:15am
Ted Yoho and Brad Sherman

The Florida congressman who leads Republicans on Asia issues in the U.S. House teamed up with a top Democrat to sound the alarm on China’s handling of protests in Hong Kong. 

This week, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, paired up with U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., who leads Republicans on the subcommittee, on the continued protests. The protests, which started over an extradition policy that could lead activists in Hong Kong to be deported to mainland China, have resulted in the shutdown of the Hong Kong airport.

Vern Buchanan: Philadelphia Police Shootings Show Why Congress Needs to Punish Cop Killers

August 19, 2019 - 8:15am

In the aftermath of last week’s attacks in Philadelphia which left six police officers wounded U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on Congress to pass his “Thin Blue Line Act” to punish cop killers. 

At the start of the year, Buchanan brought back the legislation as the new Congress convened. The “Thin Blue Line Act” which would make murdering a police officer, firefighter or first responder killed in federal jurisdiction an aggravating factor in federal death penalty decision.

AARP Likes Scott's Plan to Lower Prices for Drugs Created with Federal Taxes

August 16, 2019 - 6:00am
Rick Scott and Chris Van Hollen

A prominent seniors group is backing U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., effort to lower prescription drug prices for medicines created with taxpayer dollars. 

Florida's Senators Call Out China's Handling of Hong Kong Protests

August 15, 2019 - 6:00am
A recent protest at the airport in Hong Kong

Florida’s two senators on Capitol Hill weighed in on China's crackdown on protests in Hong Kong in recent days. 

The protests, which started over an extradition policy that could lead activists in Hong Kong to be deported to mainland China, have resulted in the shutdown of the Hong Kong airport.

Weighing in on the protests, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., ripped into the Chinese regime and on Wednesday urged President Trump to stay strong.

Rooney to Labor Department: Change Overtime Rules for Home Healthcare

August 14, 2019 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., wants the U.S. Labor Department to restore federal policies ended by the Obama administration on paying home healthcare workers overtime. 

This week, Rooney sent a letter to acting U.S. Labor Sec. Patrick Pizzella calling on Pizzella to rescind the Obama administration’s decision to end the Companion Services Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Ted Yoho Continues to Push for More Trade With Mongolia

August 14, 2019 - 6:00am
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital

A Florida Republican congressman is continuing his efforts to build economic ties with Mongolia. Why Mongolia? Because it's a friend and it's strategically located nation between two major powers, China and Russia. 

Murphy, Waltz Demand Agencies Brief Florida Delegation on Critical Election Security

August 13, 2019 - 8:15am
Stephanie Murphy and Mike Waltz

Last week, two members of the Florida delegation called for more follow up from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Russian attempts to interfere in elections in the Sunshine State. 

Rick Scott Champions 'Disaster Contract Transparency Act'

August 9, 2019 - 8:30am

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., to highlight their proposal reforming how federal, state and local governments handle contracts after natural disasters. 

Last week, Scott introduced the “Disaster Contract Transparency Act” which will try to speed up payments after natural disasters. 

Scott’s office showcased the problems that governments face in covering contracts after natural disasters. 

Rubio, Rooney Push 'Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act' after Mass Shootings

August 9, 2019 - 8:30am
Marco Rubio and Francis Rooney

In the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton  last weekend, two Republicans in the Florida delegation are continuing their push to create a task force to offer a national strategy “to keep communities safe from targeted violence through threat assessment and management.”

Florida Congressmen Want to Protect the Disabled From Abusive Guardians

August 8, 2019 - 7:15am
Darren Soto, Gus Bilirakis and Charlie Crist

While Congress might be out of session, three congressmen representing the Sunshine State introduced a new proposal to help protect the disabled from abusive guardians. 

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