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Floridians Have Historic Opportunity to Control Their Government

December 8, 2015 - 3:45pm

While virtually every Floridian has some interaction with state government,‭ ‬it is easy for the average citizen to feel distanced from the political process of Tallahassee.‭ ‬And it can be easy for our elected leaders to feel distanced from their constituents if they do not regularly hear from the voters.

But every Floridian has a unique opportunity to share suggestions on how to make their state government more efficient and effective.

A Long, Hard War Against ISIS

December 8, 2015 - 10:45am

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor and spoke on Islamic State terrorism, including the recent attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. His speech was as follows:

Defending Our Constitutions

December 4, 2015 - 11:15am

‭“ ‬I do solemnly swear‭ (‬or affirm‭) ‬that I will support,‭ ‬protect,‭ ‬and defend the Constitution and Government of the United States and of the State of‭  ‬Florida…So help me God.‭” ‬Article II Section‭ ‬5‭ ‬Constitution of the State of Florida.‭ 

A Conservative Vision for America

December 3, 2015 - 2:30pm

On Thursday, new U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., spoke at the Library of Congress and offered his vision for America.

Resurgent Taliban, Emerging Presence of ISIL Underscores Need for Administration to Reassess Current Afghanistan Strategy

December 3, 2015 - 9:30am

The U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee held a hearing on “Assessing the President’s Strategy in Afghanistan” on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the subcommittee, opened the hearing with the following statement:

Florida Supreme Court Decision on Congressional Redistricting Hurts Minority Representation

December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of the state of Florida is just what I expected because the entire process has been tainted from the very beginning. Beyond a doubt, today’s ruling and the proposed congressional map is a direct attack on minority voters and a clear example of voter retrogression and disenfranchisement.  As a response, and in accordance with the 1965 Voting Rights Act, I have filed a federal lawsuit to repeal the proposed congressional map. 

Extend Section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act for More Security

December 1, 2015 - 10:15am

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., took to the Senate floor to make the following speech on national security and data collection:

U.S. Should Secure its Border, Create Safe Zones for Syrian Refugees

November 30, 2015 - 2:00pm

Referring to ISIS,‭ ‬President Obama made the following claims mere hours before the horrific terrorist attacks took place in Paris,‭ ‬France:‭ "‬I don't think they're gaining strength.‭ ‬What is true is that‭ ‬from the start,‭ ‬our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.‭ ‬They have not gained ground in Iraq,‭ ‬and in Syria they'll come in,‭ ‬they'll leave,‭ ‬but you don't see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.‭"  ‬Flippantly,‭ ‬the president also referred to ISIS as a‭ “‬JV team,‭” ‬quipping that if ISIS were to‭ “‬put on Lakers uniform,‭ ‬that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.‭”

Making Thanksgiving Count

November 24, 2015 - 5:15pm

Death happens to the best of us, and also to the worst.

Florida Continues to Set New Records in Travel and Tourism

November 24, 2015 - 11:30am

I am proud to be a part of the Florida delegation, representing the great Sunshine State and its residents. Florida knows how to do travel and tourism right!

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