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Marco Rubio Starts CECC Chairmanship By Focusing on Hong Kong

Donald Trump's Just the Latest President With Ties to Florida

February 20, 2017 - 6:00am
Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump and Harry Truman

While Florida remains one of the most pivotal states in American politics, the Sunshine State has never produced a single president, vice president or even a candidate or running mate on a national party’s ticket. But plenty of presidents have links to Florida including the current one.  Donald Trump seems set to spend plenty of time in Mar-a-Lago, even as New York remains his home base as his presidency begins. 

Florida Delegation Reacts to Netanyahu's White House Visit

February 16, 2017 - 2:00pm
Marco Rubio, Benjamin Netanyahu and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

With President Donald Trump meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Wednesday, members of the Florida delegation divided on party lines about the new administration’s policies for peace in the Middle East.

Mayport Selected as Home Base for Triton Drone Squadron

February 16, 2017 - 8:30am

On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy announced that Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville will host its new MQ-4C Triton drone squadron.

Marco Rubio Named Chairman of Congressional-Executive Commission on China

February 16, 2017 - 8:15am
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was named chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on Wednesday.

Florida Delegation Applauds Sanctions on Tareck El Aissami

February 14, 2017 - 12:15pm
Marco Rubio, Tareck El Aissami and Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Members of the Florida congressional delegation applauded the Trump administration for sanctioning Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking.

Ted Yoho's WINGMAN VA Reform Proposal Passes House

February 14, 2017 - 8:00am

On Monday, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., proposal to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog on a voice vote. 

Stephanie Murphy Assigned to Armed Services Subcommittees

February 13, 2017 - 11:45am
Stephanie Murphy

Drawing on her background in national security, including working in the Defense Department for the George W. Bush administration, freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., expanded her portfolio on defense issues at the end of last week. 

Paul Ryan Names Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to Holocaust Memorial Council

February 13, 2017 - 9:00am
Paul Ryan and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., named a South Florida congresswomen to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. 

Jeff Atwater to Leave CFO Post for FAU Job After Legislative Session

February 10, 2017 - 12:45pm
Jeff Atwater

While state CFO Jeff Atwater came up short in his bid to be president of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), he will be bowing out of political life to join that school as vice president of strategic initiatives and CFO after the upcoming legislative session. 



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