Two Florida congressmen--Republican Vern Buchanan and Democrat Alcee Hastings--have teamed up on bringing out the “Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act," a proposal banning the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption.
Under the defense appropriations bill that cleared the U.S. House this week, a clinic at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is getting more funds to help veterans and first responders battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
As Republicans offer legislation to repeal and replace the healthcare law championed by former President Barack Obama, the Florida delegation is starting to weigh in on the proposal.
A second poll released this week shows U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., with a slight lead over Gov. Rick Scott if they clash in the U.S. Senate race next year.
With the Trump administration planning to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Florida congressman is set to play a major role in the effort.
From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Oversight Committee’s National Security Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., visited Israel earlier this week, returning on Monday, where he met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other leading Israeli officials. During his tour, DeSantis scouted out four sites in Jerusalem where the embassy could be relocated and stopped by the current embassy in Tel Aviv.
A conservative veterans group is going to bat for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., proposed reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and putting pressure on two Central Florida Democrats to back it.
With reports out that USA Gymnastics did little to respond to allegations of sexual abuse of young athletes, Florida’s two senators are backing a bill from U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., mandating amateur athletics organizations to quickly report sex-abuse allegations to law enforcement or child welfare organizations recognized by the U.S. Justice Department.
Democrats and Republicans at the national level are starting to rally behind congressional incumbents they feel are vulnerable in 2018 with three new members of the Florida delegation getting attention.
Almost half of the Florida congressional delegation is backing U.S. Rep. Darren Soto’s, D-Fla., proposal to help the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government agencies at the state and local levels.
Starting his third month in Congress, freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., has already established a good relationship with the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee as the Florida Republican is starting to make his mark on Capitol Hill.