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Ron DeSantis: U.S. Citizens Born in Jerusalem Should Be Able to Claim They Were Born in Israel

May 5, 2017 - 3:45pm

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., one of the founders of the Israel Victory Caucus in Congress, is leading the charge to let U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem designate Israel as their birthplace on passports and other documents. 

Party Lines Mostly Hold in Florida on Obamacare Repeal Vote

May 4, 2017 - 3:15pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart and Brian Mast

On Thursday, the U.S. House narrowly voted to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. 

House Passes Lois Frankel's FEMA Loan Reform Bill

May 4, 2017 - 2:45pm
Lois Frankel

On Wednesday, the U.S. House agreed to a measure from a South Florida congresswoman which saves local taxpayers almost $17 million. 

Florida Republicans Divide Over Spending Bill Preventing Government Shutdown

May 4, 2017 - 9:00am

On Wednesday, the U.S. House passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, avoiding a federal shutdown and funding government operations through September even as Florida Republicans divided over the measure. 

Marco Rubio Reshapes Senate Staff

May 3, 2017 - 12:15pm
Marco Rubio

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced on Wednesday he was expanding his team, with new staffers and current ones getting promotions. 

Val Demings, Susan Brooks Want Feds to Help Local Law Enforcement With Mental Health Support

May 3, 2017 - 8:45am
Val Demings and Susan Brooks

Freshman U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., is backing a proposal to have the federal government offer more support to local governments to help law enforcement officers with mental health issues. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Wants to Honor Elie Wiesel in the Capitol

May 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Elie Wiesel

Even as she readies to leave Congress after more than two and a half decades there, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is calling for a bust of Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel, a Holocaust survivor and writer, to be included in the Capitol. 

Neal Dunn, Ted Yoho Champion '10th Amendment Restoration Act'

May 2, 2017 - 9:30am
Neal Dunn and Ted Yoho

Freshman U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., is pushing for the states to regain more power from the federal government with the “10th Amendment Restoration Act” and has the support of a fellow North Florida Republican. 

Marco Rubio, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Call Out UN's Bias Against Israel

May 2, 2017 - 8:30am
Marco Rubio and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill in calling out the United Nations for an anti-Israel bias. 

Matt Caldwell Files to Run for Agriculture Commissioner

May 1, 2017 - 12:15pm
Matt Caldwell

On Monday, state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, filed his paperwork to run for Florida agriculture commissioner in 2018 when current incumbent Adam Putnam faces term limits.

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