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Buchanan Wins Fight to Reinstate Green Beret Whistleblower

April 30, 2016 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan

A Florida congressman cheered the news that a Green Beret was fully reinstated in the Army after he was forced out of service after reporting an Afghan ally abusing a child. “What took so long?” Vern Buchanan asked on Friday, after a review board determined Sgt. Charles Martland could remain in the service. 

Triumphant Rubio Talking up Major Everglades Restoration Coup at SFWMD

April 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, at the South Florida Water Management District today, is meeting with scientists, then briefing District personnel and the media -- no doubt sharing news that the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), though not funded, is included in S.2848, the 2016 Water Resources Development Act.

Miller, Frankel Clash Over Trump

April 28, 2016 - 6:15pm
Lois Frankel, Donald Trump and Jeff Miller

Two congressional representatives from Florida offered very different takes on Donald Trump, the favorite for the Republican presidential nomination, on Thursday. 

Jeff Miller, the Panhandle Republican who chairs the House Veterans Affairs Committee, endorsed Trump, saying the businessman can clean up the federal Department of Veterans Affairs. Miller is not running for reelection in November.  

Rubio Brings Out International Religious Liberty Bill

April 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
Marco Rubio

Florida Republican Marco Rubio brought out a bill to ensure the State Department does more to protect religious liberty across the globe on Thursday. 

Rubio Loses Ground, Nelson in Good Shape in Florida

April 28, 2016 - 8:00am
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson

Morning Consult released its “Senator Approval Rankings” on Thursday and found the two senators from Florida are headed in different directions. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential bid has hurt his standing in the Sunshine State the new poll shows. Rubio is one of only six senators across the nation with disapproval higher than 40 percent. The poll shows 45 percent of Florida voters approve Rubio while 41 percent disapprove of him. 

Germany Needs to Do More for Holocaust Survivors, Florida Representatives Insist

April 27, 2016 - 7:30pm
Bill Nelson, Ted Deutch and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Members of the Florida delegation are spearheading an effort on Capitol Hill for Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the financial resources necessary to ensure that Survivors live in dignity and comfort in their remaining years.”

Republican Presidential Delegates: What are They Saying?

April 27, 2016 - 6:45pm
Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and John Kasich

More than in any recent presidential campaign, the process of selecting the delegates that are unbound and will vote at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer has moved from a conversation among political strategists to weighing on the average voter's mind.

The spin is on:

Donald Trump:

Ted Yoho: Cut Off Military Aid to Saudi Arabia

April 27, 2016 - 1:45pm
Rand Paul, Ted Yoho and Chris Murphy

Bob Graham isn’t the only politician from the Sunshine State putting pressure on Saudi Arabia as Republican Ted Yoho is pushing on Capitol Hall to cut funds to that nation when it comes to high tech weapons.  

Florida Delegation to Tackle Heroin Crisis

April 26, 2016 - 6:45pm
Vern Buchanan and Alcee Hastings

The two chairs of the Florida congressional delegation--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democratic U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings--announced on Tuesday they will hold a meeting later this week on the heroin crisis plaguing the Sunshine State. 

House Passes Curbelo's, Murphy's Foreign Spill Protection Act

April 26, 2016 - 6:15pm
Carlos Curbelo and Patrick Murphy

On Tuesday, the U.S. House passed a proposal from two Florida  ensuring  taxpayers aren’t stuck with the bill when foreign oil spills move into American waters.

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