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Ted Yoho Urges Trump Administration Make a Trade Deal With Japan

April 3, 2017 - 5:15pm
Ted Yoho and Adrian Smith

With the Trump administration pulling the United States out of the  Trans-Pacific Partnership when it took office in January, a Florida Republican is looking for closer trade relations with one of the Asian nations that had been part of it. 

Democrat Scott Fuhrman Seeks a Rematch With Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

April 3, 2017 - 9:00am
Scott Fuhrman and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Businessman Scott Fuhrman announced on Monday that he will seek a rematch with U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., in 2018. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Press State Department on Havana Club Trademark

March 31, 2017 - 11:30am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

This week, two congresswomen from South Florida pressed the State Department for answers as to why the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) agreed to give Cubaexport, a company owned by the communist regime in Cuba, a license for the Havana Club trademark. The OFAC made that decision last year. 

Florida Representatives Want to Freeze Congressional Pay if Budget's Late

March 2, 2017 - 6:00am

Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle are behind a proposal to stop congressional pay if budget bills are not passed on time. 

Climate Solutions Caucus, Led by South Florida Congressmen, Expands

April 1, 2017 - 6:00am

The Climate Solutions Caucus, which was founded by two South Florida congressmen, continued to expand this week with ten new members. 

Carlos Curbelo, Earl Blumenauer Want to Make Sure Marijuana Businesses Have Tax Fairness

March 30, 2017 - 1:00pm

With Florida voters backing medical marijuana at the polls back in November, a South Florida Republican wants to make sure marijuana businesses are taxed fairly. 

Gus Bilirakis Calls for VA Reform, Expanded Dental Benefits for Veterans

March 30, 2017 - 10:15am
Gus Bilirakis

This week, from his perch as vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., focused on veterans issues this week. 

Paul Renner Pegged by GOPAC as Emerging Leader

March 30, 2017 - 9:15am

On Thursday, GOPAC announced its latest “Class of Emerging Leaders" and included a member of the Florida House in it. 

Tom Rooney Wants Rex Tillerson to Focus on Sudan, South Sudan

March 29, 2017 - 11:15am
Tom Rooney and Rex Tillerson

This week, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., one of the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Sudan and South Sudan, shared his thoughts on that region to U.S. Sec. of State Rex Tillerson, urging the Trump administration to “implement a strong, effective strategy that reflects American values and promotes peace and stability throughout this volatile region, where man-made conflict has resulted in famine and the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.”

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Wants to Change HIV/AIDS Laws

March 29, 2017 - 9:45am

A South Florida Republican congresswoman is urging the federal government, the states and local governments to “modernize laws and policies to eliminate discrimination against those living with HIV/AIDS.”

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