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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will send $791 million to Florida through its Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program to help homes and buildings damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Matthew.
U.S. HUD Sec. Ben Carson made the announcement on Tuesday morning. HUD sent $616 million to Florida back in November to help hurricane recovery efforts.
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.
With the 2018 legislative session done and dusted, the Florida Chamber of Commerce on Thursday released grades earned by all members of the Florida House and Senate on the Florida Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Report Card.
Here is the statement distributed to media outlets:
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’s two U.S. senators are pushing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide relief for farmers impacted by Hurricane Irma last year.