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Florida Chamber Unveils Its 2018 Legislative Report Card

Incoming Speaker Jose Oliva Takes on National Leadership Role for GOP

April 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Jose Oliva

The next leader of the Florida House is taking a step up in national politics as incoming Speaker Jose Oliva, R-Miami, is taking a leadership role with the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC).

Oliva was one of 22 officials from 18 states who will serve on the RSLC’s executive committee for its Future Majority Project initiative which is being chaired by Governors Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Lieutenant Governors Jenean Hampton of Kentucky and Evelyn Sanguinetti of Illinois. 

Florida Senators Want USDA to Speed Up Relief to Florida Farmers Hurt by Hurricane Irma

April 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

Florida’s two U.S. senators are pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma last year. 

Marco Rubio Showcases Child Tax Credit Expansion

April 3, 2018 - 10:00am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is showcasing his child tax credit proposal which was included as part of a congressional deal on tax reform and the budget at the end of last year. 

Gus Bilirakis: Feds Need to Ensure More School Resource Officers on Campus

March 29, 2018 - 3:00pm
Gus Bilirakis

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Parkland and others across the nation, a congressman from Florida is urging for more School Resource Officers (SROs) to be added to campuses. 

SFWMD Report: Wading Birds Bounce Back with Above-Average Breeding Season

March 29, 2018 - 1:15pm
Wading birds in a stormwater treatment area

South Florida Water Management District reports record rainfall and its water management actions helped promote an above-average breeding season for wading birds.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Richard Blumenthal Want Background Checks for Buying Ammunition

March 28, 2018 - 9:00am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Richard Blumenthal

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is pushing for more gun control, joining up with Connecticut Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal to demand federal background checks on anyone who buys ammunition. 

Brian Mast: Members of Congress Can Help Veterans With Offices in VA Facilities

March 27, 2018 - 12:45pm

Florida Republican Congressman Brian Mast, representing CD 18 along the Treasure Coast, wants his fellow members of Congress to follow his lead and open offices inside Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities.  

Did Rick Scott's Chief-of-Staff News Just Ring the Opening Bell for the Senate Race?

March 26, 2018 - 2:00pm
Rick Scott, Jackie Schutz Zeckman and Brad Piepenbrink

In what could be an indication the governor has decided to file for U.S. Senate opposing Democratic incumbent Bill Nelson, Rick Scott announced Monday the resignation of his chief of staff, Jackie Schutz Zeckman, and the appointment of her replacement, Brad Piepenbrink.

Florida Congressmen Want to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Rifles and Shotguns

March 23, 2018 - 4:15pm
Carlos Curbelo, Tom Rooney, Ted Deutch and Charlie Crist

This week, four members of the Florida congressional delegation--Republicans Carlos Curbelo and Tom Rooney and Democrats Charlie Crist and Ted Deutch--brought out a proposal to raise the minimum age to buy shotguns and rifles from federally licensed dealers.




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