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Florida Democrats on Appropriations Committee Back $66 Billion State and Foreign...

On Thursday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed on a party-line vote a $66 billion state and foreign operations bill which continues funding the World Health Organization (WHO) and supports expanded abortion rights. 
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Florida TaxWatch Releases Guide to $92.3 Billion Budget Ron DeSantis Signed

The guide looks over the $92.27 billion budget which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed at the end of last month. DeSantis vetoed more than $1 billion from the budget the Legislature passed earlier in the year.

Frederica Wilson, Congressional Democrats Call on Ron DeSantis to Offer Free...

Wilson rounded up other Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation to sign the letter. Besides Wilson, other signers included Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Val Demings, Ted Deutch, Alcee Hastings, Darren Soto and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
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Florida Delegation Reacts to Supreme Court’s Obamacare Contraceptive Mandate

The Court issued a 7-2 ruling as conservatives were joined by left-leaning Justices Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.
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Charlie Crist: Feds Sending CARES Coronavirus Response Funds to Tampa Bay

The funds come from the Economic Development Agency's CARES Act Recovery Assistance and will help the Regional Planning Council develop a plan for economic recovery as the region continues to suffer during the pandemic; aid disaster recovery coordinators as they respond to the pandemic; and ensure the Regional Planning Council has technological and staff support.
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Members of Florida Delegation Help End Funds for VA Testing on...

At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee and lost both his legs during his service in Afghanistan, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., to unveil the “Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species (PUPPERS) Act” which “will put an end to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ practice of performing painful and distressing experiments on dogs, including drilling into dogs’ skulls, inducing heart attacks, and collapsing their lungs.”