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Florida Congressmen Want to End Slaughtering Cats and Dogs for Human Consumption

March 9, 2017 - 9:45am

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. 

UCF Gets More Federal Funding to Help Veterans, First Responders with PTSD

March 9, 2017 - 8:00am

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).

Florida Delegation Weighs In on GOP's Alternative to Obamacare

March 8, 2017 - 11:00am

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. 

Bill Nelson Leads Rick Scott in Second Senate Poll This Week

March 8, 2017 - 9:15am
Bill Nelson and Rick Scott

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. 

Ron DeSantis Fights to Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem

March 8, 2017 - 8:30am
Ron DeSantis

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.

CVA Urges Charlie Crist, Stephanie Murphy to Back Marco Rubio's VA Reforms

March 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio and Stephanie Murphy

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. 

Florida's Senators Join Dianne Feinstein's Effort to Protect Athletes From Sexual Abuse

NRCC, DCCC Ready to Defend Incumbents in Florida Come 2018

March 7, 2017 - 8:30am
Charlie Crist, Brian Mast and Stephanie Murphy

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. 

Darren Soto Wants CDC to Have More Authority Taking on Mosquitos

March 6, 2017 - 1:45pm
Darren Soto

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. 

With Michael McCaul's Help, John Rutherford Makes Mark on Homeland Security Committee

March 6, 2017 - 11:00am
John Rutherford and Michael McCaul

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. 

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