On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., bill to reform the federal Department of Veterans Affairs passed the U.S. Senate on a voice vote.
Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied landing of Normandy and the start of the liberation of France from Nazi control during World War II. Florida played a supporting role in the amphibious landing and the start of what Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, the Allied commander, called the crusade in Europe.
On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott appointed Michael Dew to lead the Florida Department of Transportation. Dew replaces Jim Boxold who left the post earlier this year.
With Memorial Day now in the rear view mirror and summer underway, gas prices jumped up in the Sunshine State over the past week.
Ashley Moody, a former judge based in Hillsborough County, is hoping to keep the Florida attorney general post in Tampa Bay.
On Thursday, Moody, who was first elected to the 13th Judicial Circuit in 2006 before resigning that post in April, filed to run as a Republican in the state attorney general’s race next year when current incumbent Pam Bondi faces term limits. Bondi is also from the Tampa Bay area.
Despite his campaign promise, President Donald Trump ruled out moving the American embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem for the moment at least--drawing the fire from a Florida Republican.
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged the Trump administration to be careful as it reforms the reverse mortgage process.
Noting that victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff had not been paid from a group that is supposed to distribute $4 billion to them, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Department of Justice to step in and expedite the process.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., to offer a proposal to lower federal student loan rates.
Two Republicans from the Sunshine State are demanding action from the State Department after members of Turkish President Recep Erdogan’s security detail were accused of attacking protesters in Washington D.C. earlier this month.