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Ashley Moody, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Focus on Mental Health Challenge in Legal System

August 24, 2019 - 6:00am
Charles Canady, Ashley Moody and Paul Renner at the Roundtable

At the end of the week, state Attorney General Ashley Moody and Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady, hosted the latest in a series of roundtable events tackling mental health challenges in the Florida legal and law enforcement systems. 

Moody and Canady were joined at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee by judges and experts from across the state to weigh in on mental health and strategies to lower recidivism, increase public safety and cut down on taxpayer expenses.

Florida Delegation Backs Commerce Department's New Deal With Mexican Tomato Growers

August 23, 2019 - 6:00am

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill are backing a new agreement with Mexican tomato growers which, they say, will help farmers in the Sunshine State. 

Rick Scott Praises Israel, Takes Aim at Palestinian Leadership and Maduro Regime

August 22, 2019 - 9:00am
Rick Scott at the Western Wall Wednesday

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., continued his tour of Israel on Wednesday, contrasting that nation with Palestine and taking aim at the Maduro regime in Venezuela. 

Scott and U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., have been visiting Israel this week, meeting with leaders of that nation’s government on the ties between the two countries, talking about economic and military ties. 

Ron DeSantis, Stephanie Murphy Showcase Central Florida's Fight Against Opioids

August 21, 2019 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis and Stephanie Murphy

On Tuesday, elected officials from both sides of the aisle took steps to help Central Florida crack down on opioids. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis, First Lady Casey DeSantis,  Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and religious and business leaders met at First Presbyterian Church of Orlando as part of “Project Opioid.”

Greg Steube Champions Bill to Protect Florida Farmers From Mexican Competition

August 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Mexican farm imports

Speaking to the Gulf Coast Citrus Growers Association annual dinner in Fort Myers at the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., went to bat for a bill to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico. 

At the start of the year, three members of the Florida delegation--Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--brought back a bill to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico. 

Florida Republicans Back Sale of F-16s to Taiwan

August 20, 2019 - 9:00am
Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Two key Republicans from Florida on Capitol Hill are applauding the Trump administration’s efforts to help Taiwan’s defense. 

Last week, the administration announced it plans to sell F-16 fighters to Taiwan for $8 billion. 

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., cheered the news. 

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.

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