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Celebrating Lowest Unemployment Rate in Almost a Decade, Rick Scott Goes to Bat for Visit Florida, Enterprise Florida

May 19, 2017 - 11:00am
Rick Scott

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott announced the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 4.5 percent in April, the lowest it had been since September 2017 and just above the national unemployment rate of 4.4 percent. 

John Rutherford Pushes for Law Enforcement to Work Together to Monitor Terrorists

May 22, 2017 - 6:00am

From his perch on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is looking to ensure all levels of law enforcement are on the same page when it comes to tracking terrorists. 

Vern Buchanan's 'Thin Blue Line Act' Passes the House

May 19, 2017 - 10:00am
Vern Buchanan

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. House passed his “Thin Blue Line Act” which would make murdering a police officer, firefighter or first responder killed in federal jurisdiction an aggravating factor in federal death penalty decisions.

Florida Congressional Representatives Push for Increased Anti-Semitism Reporting in Europe

May 18, 2017 - 2:15pm
Ted Deutch and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

This week, the U.S. House passed without opposition a resolution from the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism, which includes two congressional representatives from South Florida, to examine growing anti-Semitism in Europe.

Rubio, DeSantis Focus on Jerusalem as Trump Gets Ready to Visit Israel

May 18, 2017 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio and Ron DeSantis

Two Florida Republicans in Congress made the case that Jerusalem is part of Israel this week. 

Bill Nelson, South Florida Congresswomen Target Online Hotel Reservation Scams

May 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Lois Frankel, Bill Nelson and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Three members of the Florida congressional delegation are looking to crack down on online booking scams. 

Marco Rubio Continues to Reel in Support for VA Reform Bill

May 17, 2017 - 10:00am
Phil Roe, Marco Rubio and Tim Walz

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., continues to round up support for his proposal to reform the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Rick Scott Picks Jackie Schutz Zeckman as New Chief of Staff

May 16, 2017 - 12:15pm
Jackie Schutz and Rick Scott

On Tuesday, a day after he announced that Kim McDougal would leave her post as his chief of staff on July 1, Gov. Rick Scott turned to Jackie Schutz Zeckman, announcing that she will take over the position. 

Marco Rubio, Ted Deutch Weigh in on Trump Meeting Turkey's President

May 16, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ted Deutch and Marco Rubio

Members of the Florida delegation weighed in before President Donald Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday. 

Kim McDougal Bowing Out as Rick Scott's Chief of Staff

May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm

Gov. Rick Scott announced on Monday that Kim McDougal is resigning as his chief of staff, a post she started in April 2016. 



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