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Marco Rubio's, Mark Warner's Push to Fight China Stealing American Technology Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

January 30, 2019 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is reeling in support from his fellow senators for his bill to protect American technology from China and other nations. 

Al Lawson Renews Fight for Tax Credits for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans Helping Underserved Areas

January 31, 2019 - 9:00am

Now wrapping up the first month of his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has brought back a bill to help veterans start up small businesses. 

Ted Deutch Will Lead House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Subcommittee

January 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ted Deutch

Already the chairman of the U.S. House Ethics Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., will also chair the U.S. House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Subcommittee. 

First coming to Congress in a special election in 2010, Deutch has been the top Democrat on the subcommittee since 2013, often working with then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., when she chaired it. Deutch has been a strong supporter of Israel and Jordan, including breaking with the Obama administration on the nuclear deal with Iran. 

Marco Rubio Gets 'Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act' Through Senate

January 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Marco Rubio

With Congress agreeing to a temporary truce in the battle over funding the federal government and President Donald Trump’s proposal for a wall on the southern border, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. Senate passed a bill he championed focusing on the Middle East. 

At the start of the month, Rubio paired up with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Col., and James Risch, R-Idaho, to unveil the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.” 

Florida Delegation Weighs in After Federal Shutdown Ends

January 28, 2019 - 11:15am

With the federal shutdown over--for at least three weeks--members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in on the aftermath. 

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the national airwaves to offer his take on the temporary break as Congress looks ahead to February and the next budget fight. 

Ted Yoho Continues the Fight to Ban Horse Soring

January 25, 2019 - 6:00am

Two veterinarians currently serving in Congress have teamed up again to bring back a bill banning horse soring. 

Back in 2013, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, D-Oreg., paired up to introduce the “Prevent All Soring Tactics (PAST) Act.” Yoho’s and Schrader’s bill would amend the Horse Protection Act of 1970 to end horse soring which involves injuring the hooves and legs in order for the horse to have a dramatic, exaggerated leg motion which can be seen in Tennessee walking horses. 

NRCC, DCCC Throw Early 2020 Jabs in Florida

January 26, 2019 - 6:00am

Looking ahead to the congressional elections, Democrats and Republicans exchanged shots in the Sunshine State, placing their first chips down as they gear up for 2020.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released a digital ad, hitting 25 Republicans in the U.S. House for the continued partial federal shutdown.

Vern Buchanan, Ted Deutch Team Up to Take on Animal Cruelty and Torture

January 28, 2019 - 8:00am

Last week, two Florida congressmen--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch--unveiled a proposal cracking down on animal cruelty and torture. 

Buchanan introduced the "Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act" with Deutch as the main cosponsor. 

The Florida Republican’s office explained why the congressman introduced the proposal. 

Alcee Hastings Wants to Help Haitians Impacted By Earthquake, Hurricanes With TPS, Scholarships

January 23, 2019 - 9:00am
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings

Now part of the congressional majority and vice chairman of the U.S. House Rules Committee, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., the dean of the Florida delegation, has turned his attention to help Haitian nationals in the U.S. 

Ted Yoho Brings Back WINGMAN Reform Proposal to Help Veterans

January 23, 2019 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., brought back his proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 



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