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Christmas 1778 Proved Bad for America But Good for Florida

December 24, 2016 - 6:00am
Augustine Prevost and Robert Howe

The end of December 1778 proved an awful Christmas for the fledgling United States but a great Yuletide for Florida.

Marco Rubio Continues to Shuffle Staff as He Readies for Second Term

2017 Will See Major Changes in the Florida Congressional Delegation

December 27, 2016 - 6:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Charlie Crist and Mario Diaz-Balart

The 115th Congress will launch in the new year and there will be major changes in the Florida delegation. 

Rooney Ramps Up Efforts to Ban Arms Sales to South Sudan

December 20, 2016 - 8:45am
Tom Rooney

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., one of the co-chairs of the South Sudan Caucus, has been doubling down on his efforts to ensure a weapons ban on that African nation. 

Marco Rubio Brings In a New Chief of Staff

Lois Frankel to Co-Chair Congressional Women's Issues Caucus

December 19, 2016 - 10:15am
Lois Frankel

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., will be one of the two new co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues when the 115th Congress launches next month. 

Unemployment Ticks Up in Florida with Rush of Job Seekers in November

December 16, 2016 - 11:00am
Rick Scott

The unemployment rate rose in Florida in November, moving up from 4.8 percent to 4.9 percent even as Gov. Rick Scott announced the creation of 31,600 new private sector jobs. 

Dan Webster Relishes the Idea of a Rematch With Alan Grayson

December 19, 2016 - 6:00am
Dan Webster and Alan Grayson

U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., has a simple message for retiring U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., if he wants a rematch in 2018: bring it on. 

Congress Sends Marco Rubio's Religious Freedom Bill to Obama

December 14, 2016 - 2:30pm
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scored a win this week as Congress sent his bill to ensure the State Department does more to protect religious liberty across the globe to President Barack Obama. 

Congress Sends Eliot Engel's, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's Caribbean Engagement Bill to Obama

December 14, 2016 - 2:15pm
Eliot Engel and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the first woman to ever chair the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and currently the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, scored a victory this week as Congress sent the “United States-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016” to President Barack Obama’s desk. 

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