On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, the newly named chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), teamed up with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., to bring back the “Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act.”
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.
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.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Navy announced that Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville will host its new MQ-4C Triton drone squadron.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was named chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) on Wednesday.
Members of the Florida congressional delegation applauded the Trump administration for sanctioning Venezuelan Vice President Tareck El Aissami for drug trafficking.
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.
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.
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., named a South Florida congresswomen to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council.
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.