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Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate to Pass Bill Punishing Cop Killers

July 6, 2017 - 9:15am
Vern Buchanan

Noting the rising number of police officers being killed, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on Thursday for the U.S. Senate to pass 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 Sees Lowest July 4th Gas Prices Since 2004

July 5, 2017 - 8:30am

Gas prices continue to drop across Florida and the nation as the 37.5 million Americans who hit the highways for Independence Day enjoyed that holiday’s lowest gas prices in more than a decade. 

Donald Trump Has Key Ally in Asia and Pacific Chairman Ted Yoho

July 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Ted Yoho

President Donald Trump has a strong ally holding a key position in the House as U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., has been supporting him from his perch as chairman of the House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. 

Florida's Connection to Signers of the Declaration of Independence

July 4, 2017 - 6:00am

Think Florida has no connection to the Declaration of Independence? Actually Florida played a large role in the lives of four of the signers, three of whom celebrated the first Independence Day in Florida on July 4, 1781.

Stephanie Murphy Tries to Claim the Center, Mike Miller Looks to Tie Her to Pelosi

July 3, 2017 - 6:00am
Stephanie Murphy and Mike Miller

With a new Republican challenger having entered the race, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., has introduced a proposed balanced budget amendment to the Constitution as she tried to claim the political center. 

John Rutherford Leads Opposition on Capitol Hill to Seismic Testing in the Atlantic

July 1, 2017 - 6:00am
John Rutherford and Don Beyer

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., took the lead in rounding up more than 100 members of Congress to urge the Trump administration to stand against  seismic testing in the Atlantic, insisting it’s the first step towards offshore drilling. 

South Florida Reps Guide Legislation on Middle East Through Congressional Subcommittee

June 30, 2017 - 9:30am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

The two representatives from  South Florida who lead a U.S. House subcommittee, guided through a host of bills this week focused on Middle Eastern affairs. 

Rick Scott Names Two New Department Heads in Tallahassee

June 29, 2017 - 12:30pm

This week, Gov. Rick Scott has brought in two new department heads into his administration. 

Neal Dunn's Proposal to Help Passengers on Overbooked Flights Builds Momentum

June 29, 2017 - 8:15am
Neal Dunn

This week, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rolled U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., proposal on overbooked flights into the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Remains a Force on Foreign Policy

June 28, 2017 - 12:00pm

While she is leaving Congress next year, South Florida Republican U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen shows no signs of slowing down on international issues. 


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