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

Marco Rubio Cheers the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Being Implemented

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in this week as his “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” went into effect. U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., was able to get his bill through the U.S. House without...

Charlie Crist Routing Nikki Fried in New Poll

On Tuesday, Florida Politics reported on a poll from St. Pete Polls showing U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., with a commanding lead over state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried as Florida Democrats decide who they...

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced federal funds for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Crist said the transit authority will get $360,000 from the Federal Transit Administration’s Areas of Persistent Poverty program. The...

Brian Mast Wants a Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights

Last week, with the support of members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to create a “Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights.” Mast’s office insisted the bill will help “cut...

Florida Fraternal Order of Police Endorses Marco Rubio Over Val Demings

The Florida Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) announced at the end of last week that it will back U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., for a third term The FOP represents more than 24,000 law enforcement...

Rick Scott on NDAA: ‘Great Win for Florida’s Military Communities, Families and Our National...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., weighed in after the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This year’s NDAA includes $857.64 billion in defense spending,...

Florida Delegation Rallies Behind the Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., introduced the “Defending Domestic Orange Juice Production Act.” The bill “would direct the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lower the...
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Steers Proposed 10 Percent Increase in Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Budget

Last week, from her perch as the chairwoman of the U.S. House Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., helped push a more than 10 percent...

Joe Biden Signs Marco Rubio’s, Brian Mast’s South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act Into...

Last week, President Joe Biden signed into law the “t” from U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla. With the entire Florida delegation behind it, the U.S. House passed Mast’s proposal...

Florida’s Senators Back GOP Bill to Stop Political Emails From Automatically Being Classified as...

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. John Thune’s, R-SD, proposal to “ban large email platforms, such as Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo Mail, from using filtering algorithms...

Rick Scott Wants to Increase Availability for HIV/AIDS Prevention Treatment

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought out a bill “to increase flexibility for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program clinics, which provides care and treatment for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, to allow them to...

Senate Passes Marco Rubio’s Air America Act Without Opposition

This week, the U.S. Senate voted to approve U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., proposal to have Air America employees who served during the Cold War have federal benefits. In 2020, Rubio first introduced the “Air...
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