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Carlos Curbelo Calls on Jeff Sessions, DOJ to Get Out of the Way of Medical Marijuana Research

September 20, 2018 - 10:15am
Carlos Curbelo and Jeff Sessions

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is calling on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to allow more companies to research how Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be used for medicinal purposes.

Marco Rubio Helps Shape Senate's Efforts to Fight Opioids

September 19, 2018 - 12:45pm
Marco Rubio and Lamar Alexander

This week, the U.S. Senate agreed to send another $3.8 billion to help deal with the opioid crisis and backed the “Opioid Crisis Response Act" which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and cosponsored by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Marco Rubio Continues to Take Aim at ZTE

September 18, 2018 - 3:00pm
Marco Rubio and Chris Van Hollen

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to take aim at ZTE, a telecommunications company run by the Chinese government. 

Francis Rooney, Ted Cruz Team Up to Crack Down on China Stealing Technology Through American Higher Ed

September 17, 2018 - 6:00am
Francis Rooney and Ted Cruz

Towards the end of last week, freshman U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla. paired up with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to bring out a bill “to stop foreign intelligence services from using college exchange programs to steal technology, recruit agents and spread propaganda."

Charlie Crist, Mike Johnson Get Bill Protecting Israel From Drone Attacks Through the House Again

September 14, 2018 - 2:00pm
Charlie Crist and Mike Johnson

Freshman U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., got his proposal offering  U.S. support for defending Israel over the finish line in the House as it was included in a bill from two members of the South Florida delegation. 

House Passes US-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act, Names Bill After Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

September 13, 2018 - 9:00am
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Ted Deutch

The two South Florida representatives in charge of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee—chairwoman U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., and ranking Democrat U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla.---scored a win this week as the U.S. House passed their “United States-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act” on Wednesday by voice vote. 

Florida Saw Record High Number of Tourists in First Half of 2018

September 12, 2018 - 11:15am

Florida continues to see record tourism with a strong first half of 2018, Gov. Rick Scott announced on Wednesday morning. 

Frederica Wilson Hammers Donald Trump on Soldiers Killed in Niger After Omarosa Tape Goes Public

September 12, 2018 - 6:00am
Frederica Wilson and Donald Trump

This week, a Florida congresswoman came out swinging at President Donald Trump’s comments about terrorism and the death of a soldier from Florida in the line of duty. 

Neal Dunn's Bill to Get More Veterans Into STEM Fields Picks Up Steam on Capitol Hill

September 10, 2018 - 10:30am
Neal Dunn and Dean Heller

With the session starting to wind down, U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., bill to usher more veterans into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is getting a final push on Capitol Hill. 

Vern Buchanan, Alcee Hastings Switch Tactics on Bill Banning Slaughter of Cats and Dogs for Human Consumption

September 10, 2018 - 6:00am
Vern Buchanan and Alcee Hastings

Two congressmen from Florida--Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan and Democrat U.S. Rep Alcee Hastings--have revised their proposal to ban the slaughter of cats and dogs for human consumption.



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