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House Passes Bill Posey's, Frederica Wilson's Proposal for a Coin Honoring 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing

December 6, 2016 - 12:45pm
Bill Posey and Frederica Wilson

With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing two and a half years away, on Monday, the U.S. House passed a proposal from two Florida congressional representatives  to introduce a commemorative coin to mark the occasion.

Mario Diaz-Balart Ready to Work With Elaine Chao, Ben Carson

December 6, 2016 - 11:30am
Ben Carson, Mario Diaz-Balart and Elaine Chao

From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., is signaling that he is willing to work with the incoming administration even as he never quite embraced Donald Trump’s presidential bid. 

Ted Deutch Wants DOE to Look at Anti-Semitism, Including BDS Movement, at Schools

December 6, 2016 - 8:30am
Ted Deutch

A Florida congressman wants the U.S. Department of Education to investigate anti-Semitism in American schools, including higher education institutes. 

Tom Rooney Fights Cutting Aid to Military Families with Children with Autism

December 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Tom Rooney

At the end of last week, the U.S. House passed the Defense Appropriations Act, which included an amendment from a Florida Republican to increase aid  to military families with autistic children. 

Gwen Graham Showcases Support for Israel in Final Weeks in Congress

December 5, 2016 - 3:15pm

Retiring U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, showcased her proposal to fund anti-tunnel defenses for Israel as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House supported the proposal on a 375-34 vote on Friday. 

House Passes Ted Yoho's, Patrick Murphy's VA Reforms

December 5, 2016 - 10:30am
Ted Yoho and Patrick Murphy

Last week, the full U.S. House passed on voice vote a proposal from two Florida congressmen to increase access for congressional staffers to have access to help clear the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ (VA) backlog.

Donald Trump Taps Ben Carson to Lead HUD

December 5, 2016 - 9:15am
Donald Trump and Ben Carson

Former presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson, who moved to the Sunshine State after ending his celebrated medical career at Johns Hopkins, will serve in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, a former rival back in the presidential primaries. 

Perry Thurston Back in Tallahassee, Returns to Leadership

November 28, 2016 - 6:00am
Perry Thurston

Former Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston’s back in Tallahassee--this time as a member of the state Senate and he continues to reel in leadership posts. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wants VA to Cover In Vitro Fertilization

November 26, 2016 - 6:00am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rick Larsen

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., and U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., in urging the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to cover veterans whose wounds prevent them from having children by expanding Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) coverage, including In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). 

Frederica Wilson Focuses on Haiti After Winning Fourth Term

November 23, 2016 - 6:00am
Frederica Wilson

Much of the focus of U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., in recent weeks has been on Haiti as it recovers from Hurricane Matthew and deals with the first round of its presidential election.


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