Sunday, August 18, 2019
First elected to Congress in 2016 when she defeated longtime U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., Murphy has grown increasingly prominent during her second term in Congress, including being named to the leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition and claiming a seat on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
The Senate voted to confirm Wetherell on a 82-16 vote on Tuesday with all of the opposition coming from the ranks of the Democrats. Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--voted to confirm him.
Other candidates could be dropping out of the race soon.
“Most people think the internet is in the cloud. It’s really under the ocean,” Waltz said. “There are almost 400 of these cables [which] are about the size of a really large garden hose that run several hundred thousand miles and our entire modern economy is dependent on these fiber optic cables, from banking, to insurance, to financial markets.”
Orange County will be the largest recipient of the funds, getting almost $525,000 while Volusia County is getting more than $317,000 while Miami Dade is getting almost $211,000. A dozen counties, including Palm Beach and Seminole Counties, did not apply for the grants.
The NRLC also showcased Trump’s promise "to veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life federal policies and laws, or that encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any state."
This week, Central Florida Republican Jan Edwards ended her challenge to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. After working in telecommunications, Edwards founded the Paving the Way Foundation where she currently serves as a president. The foundation looks to fight child trafficking in Florida and at the international level.
Former state Rep. Sean Shaw, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general who came up short against Republican Ashley Moody last year, is now running People Over Profits, a non-profit whose mission is to help get Floridians registered to vote after a felony conviction.
This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., paired with several members of the U.S. House to bring out a proposal having the U.S. Homeland Security Department examine and report on digital forgery--“deepfake”--technology.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg both scored good marks during last week’s Democratic presidential debates in South Florida--and now they are building more support in the Sunshine State.