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Ted Yoho Wants to End Pensions for Congressional Felons

January 9, 2017 - 8:30am

In the opening week of the 115th Congress, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., brought out a proposal to make sure members of Congress convicted of felonies while in office are denied their pensions. 

Marco Rubio Brings Back EMPLEO Act to Help Puerto Rico's Economy

January 6, 2017 - 1:15pm
Marco Rubio

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought back his proposal to help get Puerto Rico’s economy back in the right direction. 

Gus Bilirakis Focuses on Veterans Issues at Start of New Congress

January 7, 2017 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

With the new 115th Congress commencing this week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., focused on veterans issues. 

Ted Deutch Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

January 6, 2017 - 8:30am
Ted Deutch

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., took to the House floor on Thursday to propose a new amendment to the U.S. Constitution on campaign finance reform. 

Ron DeSantis Renews the Fight to End Congressional Pensions

January 6, 2017 - 7:45am
Ron DeSantis

A Florida congressman launched a bill this week to pull the plug on congressional pensions.

Alcee Hastings Starts 2017 With a Flurry of New Legislation

January 9, 2017 - 6:00am
Alcee Hastings

Even with Republicans controlling both wings of Capitol Hill and President-elect Donald Trump ready to move into the White House, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., had a busy first week in his latest term. Hastings was first elected to Congress in 1992. 

Marco Rubio Pairs Up With Ben Cardin Against UN Resolution on Israel

January 5, 2017 - 10:15am
Marco Rubio and Ben Cardin

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to focus on Israel in his first days of his second term in the Senate as he teamed up with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., on Wednesday. 

Carlos Curbelo Named to Ways and Means Committee

January 5, 2017 - 8:45am
Carlos Curbelo

Now starting his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., was named to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on Wednesday. The Ways and Means Committee is one of the most important bodies in the House, overseeing tax policy. 

Tom Rooney Looks Ahead to New Congressional Session as 2018 Looms

January 4, 2017 - 2:30pm
Tom Rooney

U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Fla., who has garnered buzz as a potential challenger to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in 2018, started his fifth term in the U.S. House this week taking aim at outgoing President Barack Obama. 

Florida Republicans Focus on Israel on First Day of New Congress

January 4, 2017 - 8:45am
Marco Rubio and Dennis Ross

With the 115th Congress convening on Tuesday, two Florida Republicans spent the first day of the new session focusing on Israel. 

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with former presidential primary rival U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., to bring out the “Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act" which would move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. President-elect Donald Trump has expressed his support for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. ‎

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