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Francis Rooney, Matt Gaetz Push Resolution on Rising Seas

February 11, 2019 - 1:15pm

Two Republicans from Florida--U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney and U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz--are championing a resolution  “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that sea level rise and flooding are of urgent concern impacting Florida that require proactive measures for community planning and the states tourism-based economy to adapt.”

Rooney introduced the resolution at the end of last week with Gaetz as the only cosponsor. 

Dan Webster Wants to Extend FMLA to Cover Parents Grieving the Death of a Child

February 12, 2019 - 7:30am
Dan Webster

A Republican congressman from Florida is joining the charge to expend leave time for families suffering from the loss of a child. 

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster joined several members of Congress, including Democrat U.S. Reps. Don Beyer of Virginia, Brad Schneider of Illinois and Tom Suozzi of New York and Republican U.S. Reps. Paul Cook of California and Paul Gosar of Arizona in calling to reform the federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 

Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Score a Win as Commerce Department Ends Mexican Tomato Agreement

February 8, 2019 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

With the U.S. Commerce Department pulling the plug on an agreement with Mexican tomato growers, two Florida Republicans are declaring victory. 

For Third Time, Ted Deutch Gets Bill Protecting Veterans From Fraud Through the House

February 11, 2019 - 9:15am

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., is hoping the third time is the charm for his “Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act” which passed the U.S. House without opposition last week. 

New Congresswoman Donna Shalala Focuses on Healthcare

February 9, 2019 - 7:00am

After eight years in the Clinton Cabinet as secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), now that she is in Congress, U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., is starting to focus on healthcare issues. 

This week, from her new perch on the U.S House Education and Labor Committee, the South Florida Democrat weighed in on the “the various threats presented by House Republicans and the Trump Administration to the Affordable Care Act’s protections for American workers with preexisting medical conditions.”

Marco Rubio Continues to Swing Away at ZTE

February 6, 2019 - 1:45pm
Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, brought back a proposal taking aim at ZTE, a telecommunications company run by the Chinese government. 

Dan Webster Brings Back Sustainable Shark and Fisheries Trade Act

February 6, 2019 - 6:00am

U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., has brought back his proposal for the U.S. Commerce Department to increase regulation on the international shark trade. 

Towards the end of last month, Webster brought back his “Sustainable Shark and Fisheries Trade Act” proposal which is being backed by cosponsors from both sides of the aisle including fellow Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis, Matt Gaetz and Ted Yoho.

Marco Rubio Applauds the Trump Administration's Opposition to the Maduro Regime

February 5, 2019 - 11:00am

From his perch as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to praise the Trump administration for its opposition to the Maduro regime in Venezuela. 

Rubio announced on Monday that  Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela to the United States Carlos Vecchio will be his official guest when President Donald Trump gives the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. 

Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Lead Florida Delegation in Urging Commerce Department to End Agreement With Mexican Tomato Growers

February 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Two Florida Republicans--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee--are leading the charge on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Commerce Department to end an agreement with Mexican tomato growers. 

Marco Rubio Continues to Focus Against Targeted Violence With 'Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act'

February 1, 2019 - 11:30am
Marco Rubio

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , to create a task force to offer a national strategy “to keep communities safe from targeted violence through threat assessment and management.”

Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, to introduce the “Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act" which, they insist,  “would help provide resources, training, and assistance in establishing and operating locally driven threat assessment and management units."

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