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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Two members of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel--are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to condemn the Saudi regime for arresting women’s activists.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., to introduce the resolution last week.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is once again pushing legislation giving the U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) more of a role in stopping school shootings, this time with the help of new U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.
Last year, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, then U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and then U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to bring out the “Eagles Act,” named after the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
One of the cochairs of the Florida delegation in the U.S. House will be taking on a leadership role with the House Democracy Partnership (HDP) for the next two years in Congress.
U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced on Wednesday that he will pair up with U.S. Rep. David Price, D-NC, in leading HDP, a group of 20 members of the House who work with “partner countries around the world to support the development of effective, independent, and responsive legislative institutions.”
This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., announced his subcommittee assignments on both the U.S. House Armed Services and the House Science, Space and Technology Committees.
On the Armed Services Committee, Waltz, who served as a Green Beret and as an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, will sit on the House Seapower and Projection Forces and the Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittees. From his perch on the Science, Space and Technology Committee, Waltz will sit on the Space and the Investigations and Oversight Subcommittees.
Noting that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued five Incidental Harassment Authorizations (IHAs) advancing applications for seismic air gun blasting off the Atlantic Coast, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is pushing for legislation banning seismic testing.