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Carlos Curbelo Pushes to Get in Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Garners National Notice

November 14, 2017 - 9:15am
Carlos Curbelo

Despite being in only his second term in Congress, a Florida Republican continues to garner national attention on Capitol Hill. 

Vern Buchanan Doubles Down on Urging Trump to Stay in Paris Climate Accord

November 13, 2017 - 11:45am
Vern Buchanan and Donald Trump

On Monday, one of the most prominent members of the Florida congressional delegation called on President Donald Trump to reverse his decision on having the U.S. reject the Paris Climate Accord. 

With Crude Oil Prices Rising, Florida Drivers Paying More for Gas

November 13, 2017 - 8:30am

With crude oil prices on the rise, gas prices jumped up across Florida over the past week. 

Ron DeSantis Renews Call to Reform Higher Education Accreditation

November 13, 2017 - 6:00am
Ron DeSantis

A conservative congressman from Florida who is a possible gubernatorial candidate has brought back his proposal to get higher education accreditation out of the hands of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and give that power to the states.

Al Lawson, Mike Bost Want USDA to Help More Veterans Enter Agriculture

November 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Al Lawson and Mike Bost

U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, paired up this week with an Illinois Republican on a proposal to help more veterans transition into farming and ranching.

Neal Dunn Wants More Veterans in STEM Fields

November 11, 2017 - 6:00am
Neal Dunn and Lamar Smith

From his perch on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., is calling for the National Science Foundation (NSF) to come up with a strategy on how to bring more veterans into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

Vern Buchanan: DOJ Distributing Money to Bernie Madoff Victims 'Long Overdue'

November 10, 2017 - 9:30am
Vern Buchanan and Bernie Madoff

The U.S. Department of Justice started distributing money to victims of fraudster Bernie Madoff this week and a Florida congressman, who has been active on the issue, says it is about time. 

Matt Gaetz, Jimmy Panetta Unveil Warrior Act to Help Veterans

November 10, 2017 - 7:45am
Matt Gaetz and Jimmy Panetta

Just in time for Veterans Day weekend, a Florida Republican teamed up with a California Democrat this week to unveil a proposal to help veterans attend Military Adaptive Sports Programs (MASP).

Al Lawson Wants VA to Focus on Veteran Hunger

November 9, 2017 - 8:15am

Noting Veterans Day is coming up later this week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., continued his focus on hunger on Wednesday, writing to U.S. Veterans Affairs Sec. David Shulkin about veterans facing food insecurity. 

Rick Scott Gets High Marks on Hurricane Irma

November 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Gov. Rick Scott is getting high marks for his handling of Hurricane Irma and that could help him if he runs for the U.S. Senate in 2018, a new poll shows. 

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