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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!

Eliminating ISIS:‭ ‬Where President Obama Failed and‭ ‬How America Can Still Save Western Civilization

November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm

The blood of the‭ ‬129‭ ‬victims in the Paris attack is on‭ ‬President Barack Obama’s hands and is a direct result of his failed policies in Iraq.

'Sick' Idea: Septic Tanks Used to Control Growth

November 16, 2015 - 2:30pm

When Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard voted two years ago not to fund a DNA study of the pollutants in the St. Lucie River by Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute's Brian Lapointe, we were somewhat surprised at her dissent … but our most environmentally concerned citizens trusted her.

Is It OK to Be Black in Orlando?

November 2, 2015 - 5:15pm

We have a teachable moment here, folks.  Let’s hope everyone is ready to learn.

A Case of Property Rights: Easements and Utilities

November 2, 2015 - 3:00pm


Recently, there has been discussion of legislation filed during Florida’s 2015 General Session that, at its core, protects property rights, particularly the rights that accompany easement arrangements. Property rights issues like this one can often seem complicated, but protecting them should be a top priority for Floridians.

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