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HUD Sending Florida DEO $616 Million for Hurricane Recovery

June 28, 2018 - 3:00pm
Ben Carson and Rick Scott

Florida will be getting $616 million from the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as the Sunshine State recovers from last year’s hurricanes. 

Jose Oliva Backs Ron DeSantis Over Adam Putnam

June 28, 2018 - 9:30am
Jose Oliva and Ron DeSantis

With the first debate between the two Republican gubernatorial candidates looming on Thursday night, incoming state House Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Hialeah, threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., over Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. 

Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Bill Cracking Down on North Korea Headed to President's Desk

June 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

This week, a proposal from members of the Florida delegation that holds the North Korean regime more accountable headed to President Donald Trump’s desk. 

Bill Posey Joins Carlos Curbelo, Ted Deutch Climate Solutions Caucus

June 27, 2018 - 4:00pm
Carlos Curbelo, Bill Posey and Ted Deutch

The Climate Solutions Caucus--which is led by two South Florida congressmen--continues to grow with six new members this week including a conservative Florida Republican jumping on board. 

Florida Delegation Weighs in After Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban

June 27, 2018 - 2:45pm

Members of the Florida congressional delegation reacted to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting President Donald Trump’s travel restrictions this week. 

Marco Rubio Helps Craft Military Construction, VA Appropriations Bill

June 27, 2018 - 2:45pm
Marco Rubio

This week, from his perch on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helped shape the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Act to help support the military and veterans communities in the Sunshine State. 

SFWMD Partnership with Caulkins Citrus Is Reducing Flows to St. Lucie Estuary

June 27, 2018 - 6:00am
Caulkins Water Farm

A month into the wet season after record May rainfall fell across the region, a public-private partnership between the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and the Caulkins Citrus Company has been working at full capacity to store local stormwater runoff and help reduce U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' discharges from Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie Estuary.

NRA Backs Matt Caldwell for Agriculture Commissioner

June 26, 2018 - 1:45pm
Matt Caldwell and Marion Hammer

On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida endorsed state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, to be the state’s next agriculture commissioner. 

House Sends Darren Soto's Billfish Bill to the President's Desk

June 26, 2018 - 9:30am
Darren Soto

On Monday, the U.S. House passed without opposition freshman U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal limiting the sale of billfish caught by American vessels and giving the U.S. Commerce secretary more authority to  manage Atlantic highly migratory species. 

Gov. Scott: We're Moving on Privately Funded Orlando-to-Tampa High Speed Rail

June 22, 2018 - 5:45pm
Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has begun the process to allow for private investment in a high-speed rail connection from Orlando to Tampa. 

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