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Florida Delegation Backs Expanding the GI Bill

July 25, 2017 - 9:15am
John Rutherford, Gus Bilirakis and Charlie Crist

On Monday night, the U.S. House passed a bill expanding GI Bill benefits without opposition.

Ted Yoho Goes to Bat for Taiwan Over WHO

July 24, 2017 - 9:45am
Ted Yoho

From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., brought out a bill to help Taiwan become a full member of  the World Health Organization (WHO). Earlier this year, for the first time in almost a decade, Taiwan was not invited to the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA).

Gas Prices on the Rise Across Florida

July 24, 2017 - 8:30am

After falling in recent weeks, gas prices across the Sunshine State are starting to increase with the state average rising 7 cents across the last week, the second largest weekly increase in the nation behind Indiana.

Al Lawson Calls for Tax Credits for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans Helping Underserved Areas

July 24, 2017 - 6:00am
Al Lawson

Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., who is a member of the Military-Veterans Caucus, is leading congressional Democrats on a bill to help veterans start up small businesses. 

Marco Rubio Leads the Charge on Capitol Hill for More Sanctions on Hezbollah

July 22, 2017 - 6:00am
Marco Rubio and Jeanne Shaheen

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has once again teamed up with U.S. Sen Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, to take aim at Hezbollah.

Tom Rooney Continues his Fight to Ban Arm Sales to South Sudan

July 21, 2017 - 8:30am
Tom Rooney

From his perches as vice chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee State and Foreign Operations Subcommittee and as one of the co-chairs the Sudan and South Sudan Caucus, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., brought out a proposal calling on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to place an arms embargo on South Sudan. 

Neal Dunn's Bill Allowing More Federal Contracts for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans Heads to House Floor

July 20, 2017 - 7:30am
Neal Dunn

U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., scored a win on Wednesday as his bill giving more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans is headed to the House floor. 

John Rutherford Wants to Give E-2 Treaty Investor Visas Path to Permanent Residency

July 20, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, freshman  U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to give immigrants who have been in the U.S. on an E-2 treaty visa investor visa for more than 10 years a path to permanent residence. 

Florida Delegation Reacts to Obamacare Repeal Collapse in the Senate

July 19, 2017 - 1:30pm
Dennis Ross and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Members of the Florida delegation reacted to the collapse of Republican efforts in the U.S. Senate to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s federal health-care law.

Democrat Nancy Soderberg Launches Congressional Bid in Northeast Florida

July 19, 2017 - 12:45pm
Nancy Soderberg

With buzz growing that U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., will run for governor in 2018 instead of a fourth term in Congress, Democrat Nancy Soderberg announced on Wednesday that she would run for the congressional seat he currently holds.


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