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Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Urge Trump to Have DOJ Consider Indicting Raúl Castro for Murder of U.S. Citizens

May 23, 2018 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio, Raul Castro and Mario Diaz-Balart

On Tuesday, two Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart--sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to have the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)  review whether former Cuban dictator Raúl Castro should be indicted for the illegal 1996 shoot down of two American civilian aircrafts flown by Brothers to the Rescue that murdered three American citizens and a U.S. legal resident.

House Passes Carlos Curbelo's Proposal Protecting Children's Data, Social Security Numbers

May 23, 2018 - 9:00am
Carlos Curbelo

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed his bill to protect children’s identities from fraudsters as part of the “Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act” which it was rolled into. 

HUD’s Capital Fund Program Sends $68 Million to Florida

May 23, 2018 - 8:30am

On Tuesday, the  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it was sending almost $68 million to housing authorities across the Sunshine State to help improve public housing but states with far less people claimed more funds. 

Florida Delegation Takes Aim at the Maduro Regime

May 22, 2018 - 12:15pm
Francis Rooney Nicolas Maduro, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

With the Maduro regime staying in power in Venezuela, members of the Florida delegation are calling the recent election in that South American nation a sham and calling for more sanctions on that government. 

House Passes Gus Bilirakis' Bill Ensuring Student Veterans Not Penalized by Colleges, Universities

May 22, 2018 - 9:30am
Gus Bilirakis

This week, a Florida Republican congressman scored a win as the U.S. House approved his proposal to make sure veterans are not financially penalized by colleges and universities as they wait for their federal education benefits. 

Neal Dunn Scores Some Wins in VA MISSION Act

May 21, 2018 - 12:15pm
Neal Dunn

From his perch on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, freshman U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., helped shape the “John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Networks Act” (VA MISSION Act) which cleared the House at the end of last week. 

Despite Rise in National Average, Gas Prices Remain Steady in Florida

May 21, 2018 - 8:30am

While gas prices are rising across the nation, they held steady in Florida last week, a new study from AAA finds. 

Climate Solutions Caucus Continues to Grow

May 18, 2018 - 8:00am

The Climate Solutions Caucus--which is led by two South Florida congressmen--continues to expand with five new members this week. 

Austin Scott, Lois Frankel Want EPA to Offer More Info at the Pumps on E15

May 17, 2018 - 12:00pm
Austin Scott and Lois Frankel

This week, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Austin Scott, R-Ga., to bring out a bill offering consumers more information about ethanol at pumps across the nation. 

Charlie Crist's, Mike Johnson's Bill Protecting Israel From Drone Attacks Included in NDAA

May 17, 2018 - 10:00am
Charlie Crist and Mike Johnson

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., proposal offering U.S. support for defending Israel from drone attacks continues to gain traction. 

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