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Congressional Climate Solutions Caucus, Led by Florida Congressmen, Expands

February 10, 2017 - 10:00am
Carlos Curbelo, Charlie Crist and Ted Deutch

The two Florida congressmen in charge of the Climate Solutions Caucus announced this week that its ranks continue to grow. 

Florida Congressmen Renew their Fight Against Lionfish

February 11, 2017 - 6:00am

This week, two congressmen from South Florida renewed their fight to ensure lionfish do not take over Florida waters. 

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., brought out the “Finding Innovative Lionfish Elimination Technologies (FILET) Act” with U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., as the primary co-sponsor.  Last year, Curbelo and Hastings brought out the bill with the help of then U.S. Rep. Curt Clawson, R-Fla., who decided not to seek a full second term and retired from Congress. 

Darren Soto Looks to Reduce Student Loans for STEM Majors

February 9, 2017 - 8:15am
Darren Soto

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., introduced his first bill in Congress which would reduce the burden for students who obtain degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines.

NRCC, DCCC Place Their Early Bets in Florida for 2018

February 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Stephanie Murphy, Carlos Curbelo and Charlie Crist

In the early stages of the 2018 congressional elections, both major parties are looking at a few key races in Florida. 

Ted Yoho, Albio Sires Want Canadian Snowbirds to Stay Longer in the U.S.

February 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Ted Yoho and Albio Sires

From his perch as vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., is looking to extend the time snowbirds from Canada can visit Florida and the rest of the United States. 

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Helps Launch New American Caucus

February 8, 2017 - 9:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Even as immigration remains in the headlines, the dean of the Florida congressional delegation launched a new caucus “to celebrate the growing number of new Americans serving in the United States Congress."

Florida Retailers Expect Slight Drop in Valentine's Day Spending

February 7, 2017 - 1:00pm

The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) released a forecast on Tuesday predicting Floridians will decrease their spending on Valentine’s Day which is next week. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Continues to Rise in Congress After DNC Flop

February 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Debbie Wasserman Schultz

While she’s no longer in charge of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., continues to move up her party’s ranks in Congress. 

Frederica Wilson Announces New Transportation, Education Subcommittee Assignments

February 6, 2017 - 11:45am
Frederica Wilson

From her new perch on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., announced her first subcommittee assignments under its umbrella. 

Florida Delegation Wants to Bring in Foreign Sand to Renourish Beaches

February 6, 2017 - 8:45am
Marco Rubio and Lois Frankel

Members of the Florida delegation from both parties are calling on Congress to allow local municipalities to purchase sand from foreign counties to help fight beach erosion. 



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