Florida Republican Dennis Ross, part of the congressional leadership as senior deputy majority whip, announced on Monday he will undergo heart surgery.
Earlier this week federal health officials urged pregnant women to stay away from a Miami neighborhood where they discovered additional cases of Zika infection — apparently the first time the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ever advised people not to travel to a place in the continental United States.
On Thursday the CDC announced the neighborhood tested clear, but scientists would continue to keep a wary eye on it.
With the conventions over, a new poll shows Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump in Florida, the largest swing state in presidential politics.
Even with Congress on recess, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is taking a leading role in political affairs even as Democrats look to make inroads in her South Florida district.
Zika is becoming a hot issue in a South Florida congressional race which is expected to be one of the most competitive in the nation come November.
Perhaps he didn't mean to, perhaps it came out wrong, but in the court of public opinion, Donald Trump has picked a fight with the grieving family of Capt. Humayun Khan, an American soldier slain while serving his country.
After ending his bid for the U.S. Senate at the end of June, Congressman Ron DeSantis is in strong shape in the Republican primary later this month.
At the end of last week, President Barack Obama signed into law a proposal reforming public housing which contained an amendment from a Florida congressman to ensure more screening is done for public housing applicants.
Gov. Rick Scott announced today that the Florida Department of Health (DOH) has identified 10 additional people in Florida with the Zika virus who likely contracted it through a mosquito bite.
This brings the total number of people with locally transmitted Zika to 14. DOH believes that active transmissions of the Zika virus are still only occurring in the one small area in Miami-Dade County, just north of downtown, that was announced on Friday (see map below).
Trying to catch Congressman David Jolly in the Republican primary at the end of this month, retired Marines General Mark Bircher has a simple plan: bash Jolly for not backing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.