Kevin Derby

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Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is the editor of Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida. Reach Kevin at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com

Byron Donalds Champions Tulsi Gabbard’s Post 9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., introduced the “Post 9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act alongside.” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., first brought out the bill in 2019 and lined up the support of two...

Florida Delegation Applauds Biden Signing the PACT Act into Law

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill weighed in after President Joe Biden signed the “Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act” from U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and U.S. Rep. Mark Takano,...

Gus Bilirakis: We Need an ‘All-of-the-Above’ Energy Policy

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., one of the top Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, threw his support behind the U.S., relying on as many energy options as possible. Visiting...
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Stephanie Murphy Leads Congressional Delegation Visiting Brazil, Paraguay and Panama

Retiring U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., who is one of the chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Brazil, wrapped up a congressional trip to Latin America this week. Murphy joined U.S. Reps. Mark Green, R-Tenn.,...

Greg Steube Champions the Protecting Dogs Subjected to Experiments Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., introduced a proposal “to prohibit taxpayer funding of any biological, medical, or behavioral research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that involves the use of a...

Joe Biden Signs $280 Billion CHIPS Act into Law

President Joe Biden signed into law the $280 billion “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act.” The funds authorized in the bill would create $54 billion in grants to make semiconductors, boost...

Frederica Wilson: Florida Getting $155 Million from the Feds for School Meal Programs

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., announced that Florida will get around $155 million through the “Keep Kids Fed Act.” The funds will go to school meal programs and food programs for day care...

Florida Gubernatorial Candidates Weigh in on FBI Searching Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago House

After Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials searched former President Donald Trump’s home in Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach County on Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Democrats looking to knock him off in November...

Stephanie Murphy, John Rutherford Want NOAA to Suspend Closing Red Snapper Fishing in South...

U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and John Rutherford led a congressional letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Administrator Richard Spinrad, asking him “to suspend further consideration of area closures in the South...

Florida’s Senators Vote Against Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act

After more than 24 hours of debate and voting on amendments this past weekend, the U.S. Senate passed the “Inflation Reduction Act” backed by Democrats on the narrowest of margins. The measure, which includes more...

Florida Senators Back Tim Scott’s RECOVER Act Offering More School Choice Options

Last week, Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--threw their support behind U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s, R-SC, “Raising Expectations with Child Opportunity Vouchers for Educational Recovery (RECOVER) Act," which will “empower parents to...

Gus Bilirakis, Rodney Davis Talk Up Election Integrity Bill

In New Port Richey last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., hosted U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Administration Committee, and they talked up an election integrity bill...
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