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Florida Delegation Backs Airstrikes Against Syria

April 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in after President Donald Trump authorized launching airstrikes against chemical weapons sites in Syria. France and the United Kingdom also took part in the airstrikes. 

Proactive 'Safe Water for Walton' Launches Website

April 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Sky Pro Imaging

Safe Water for Walton, easily one of Florida's busiest nonprofits since it registered as a 501(c)4 less than six months ago, has already racked up an impressive list of successes. And now the group has introduced a website to give it a bulletin board and a community-friendly presence.

Florida Chamber: Sen. Kathleen Passidomo Is 2018 Most Valuable Legislator

April 12, 2018 - 10:00am

The Florida Chamber of Commerce has named Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, the 2018 Most Valuable Legislator (MVL), for her commitment to securing Florida’s future. The announcement and presentation of the MVL was made during the Florida Chamber’s Board of Directors Thursday morning meeting taking place in Palm Bay.

The Florida Chamber’s Most Valuable Legislator award is the business community’s premier legislative award honoring a single lawmaker for his or her outstanding legislative leadership and willingness to take a stand for free enterprise. 

Dennis Ross Retiring from Congress

April 11, 2018 - 10:45am
Dennis Ross

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., is not the only member of the House leadership to announce his retirement from Congress on Wednesday as a Republican congressman from Florida also said he was not seeking another term. 

U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Fla., part of the House leadership as senior deputy majority whip, said on Wednesday that he will not seek a fifth term. 

Florida Primary Candidates Will Battle in a Straw Poll in Jacksonville on Saturday

April 10, 2018 - 9:00pm

This Saturday in Jacksonville, Ed Dean, the No. 1 statewide political radio talk-show host focused on Florida politics and a senior editor for Sunshine State News, will be on center stage for an early test of strength for Republicans and Democrats looking to win elections this year. 

HUD Sending $791 Million to Florida for Hurricanes Irma, Matthew Recovery

Cook Report: Florida has Five Competitive Congressional Races in 2018

April 6, 2018 - 9:45am

On Friday, a leading national pundit offered its take on this year’s congressional races and found no changes in any of the contests in Florida. 

The Cook Report shifted the odds in 13 races across the country in its latest look at House races but did not change any of the races in the Sunshine State. 

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. 

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