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Marco Rubio Named Chairman of Congressional-Executive Commission on China

February 16, 2017 - 8:15am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was named chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on Wednesday.

Florida Delegation Applauds Sanctions on Tareck El Aissami

February 14, 2017 - 12:15pm
Marco Rubio, Tareck El Aissami and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Members of the Florida congressional delegation applauded the Trump administration for sanctioning Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking.

Ted Yoho's WINGMAN VA Reform Proposal Passes House

February 14, 2017 - 8:00am

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

Stephanie Murphy Assigned to Armed Services Subcommittees

February 13, 2017 - 11:45am
Stephanie Murphy

Drawing on her background in national security, including working in the Defense Department for the George W. Bush administration, freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., expanded her portfolio on defense issues at the end of last week. 

Paul Ryan Names Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to Holocaust Memorial Council

February 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Paul Ryan and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., named a South Florida congresswomen to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. 

Jeff Atwater to Leave CFO Post for FAU Job After Legislative Session

February 10, 2017 - 12:45pm
Jeff Atwater

While state CFO Jeff Atwater came up short in his bid to be president of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), he will be bowing out of political life to join that school as vice president of strategic initiatives and CFO after the upcoming legislative session. 

Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, Led by Florida Congressmen, Expands

February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Carlos Curbelo, Charlie Crist and Ted Deutch

The two Florida congressmen in charge of the Climate Solutions Caucus announced this week that its ranks continue to grow. 

Florida Congressmen Renew their Fight Against Lionfish

February 11, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, two congressmen from South Florida renewed their fight to ensure lionfish do not take over Florida waters. 

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., brought out the “Finding Innovative Lionfish Elimination Technologies (FILET) Act” with U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., as the primary co-sponsor.  Last year, Curbelo and Hastings brought out the bill with the help of then U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., who decided not to seek a full second term and retired from Congress. 

Darren Soto Looks to Reduce Student Loans for STEM Majors

February 9, 2017 - 8:15am
Darren Soto

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced his first bill in Congress which would reduce the burden for students who obtain degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.

NRCC, DCCC Place Their Early Bets in Florida for 2018

February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Stephanie Murphy, Carlos Curbelo and Charlie Crist

In the early stages of the 2018 congressional elections, both major parties are looking at a few key races in Florida. 

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