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Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio Want to Create a National Advisory Committee on Seniors and Disasters

September 20, 2017 - 9:15am

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--are calling for creating a new federal committee to tackle how to “better prepare and care for our nation’s seniors during a disaster.”

Senate Backs $700 Billion Defense Budget, Passes NDAA

September 19, 2017 - 9:15am
Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson

On Monday, the U.S. Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) increasing the size of the Defense Department’s budget to almost $700 billion. 

Allen West's Brother Running for Congress in Georgia

September 18, 2017 - 1:15pm
Herman West Jr.

The brother of one of a former Florida congressman is looking to make a political impact of his own. 

Gas Prices Reach Three Year High in Florida After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

September 18, 2017 - 8:30am

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Florida is facing the highest gas prices it has seen in three years, a new study from AAA finds. 

Todd Wilcox: No to Running for Office in 2018 But Will Remain Politically Active

September 18, 2017 - 6:00am
Todd Wilcox

Businessman, former CIA officer and Army veteran Todd Wilcox, who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida, won’t be running for office in 2018 but that doesn’t mean he’s headed for the political sidelines. 

Darren Soto Joins House Democratic Leadership, Focusing on New Economy

September 16, 2017 - 6:00am
Darren Soto

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., was named to a leadership role for Democrats in the U.S. House. 

Marco Rubio Urges State Department to Expel Cuban Diplomats After Acoustic Attacks

September 15, 2017 - 12:45pm

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the Trump administration to remove all Cuban diplomats from the U.S. and consider closing the American embassy in Havana after American diplomats suffered acoustic attacks in that Caribbean nation. 

Brian Fitzpatrick's, Stephanie Murphy's Bill to Help Train First Responders on Terrorist Attacks Clears House

September 15, 2017 - 9:00am
Brian Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Murphy

On Thursday, the U.S. House passed a bill backed by a Central Florida Democrat to fund workshops for federal, state and local first responders training them to respond to terrorist attacks. 

House Passes Vern Buchanan's Proposal to Fight Red Tide

September 14, 2017 - 12:30pm
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., got one of his top priorities across the finish line in the U.S. House on Thursday as his proposal sending $8 million to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fight red tide was passed as part of an appropriations measure which now heads to the U.S Senate. 

Ted Yoho Continues to Support Taiwan on Capitol Hill

September 14, 2017 - 9:45am
Ted Yoho

This week, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee and the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, continued his efforts to support Taiwan and ensure the U.S. maintains a strong relationship with that nation. 



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