Florida’s political history has been shaped by many different people -- the French, English, Spanish, Cuban, African-American, Puerto Rican, Yankees, Southerners and more. While Florida politics are not as Celtic-influenced as, say, those of Boston or New York, there have been a few leaders with Irish roots reigning over the Sunshine State.
Two former congressmen from Florida--Republican David Jolly and Democrat Patrick Murphy--are expanding their tour to “pull back the curtain on Washington and shine a light on the inside reasons why D.C. is in a state of chaos and dysfunction.”
This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. John Rutherford’s, R-Fla., “Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act.”
The U.S. House passed a measure from two Florida congressmen cracking down on fraud targeting veterans.
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., continued his fire on the Castro regime as the process of selecting a new leader for Cuba continues.
Former U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Fla., announced on Tuesday night that he would not attempt a political comeback this year.
Florida’s two U.S. Senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., continued their efforts to press Iran about a missing American.
U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to protect children’s identities from fraudsters.
U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, has thrown his support to a proposal from a fellow Florida Republican which reforms how the federal government manages international development finances.
With Cuban dictator Raúl Castro set to retire next month, Republicans from the Florida delegation are already taking aim at whoever replaces him.