Monday, February 18, 2019
“As chairman, my top priority is to pass bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs."
With April elections on the horizon and the campaign in full swing, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is reportedly almost ready to announce, possibly even next week, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted in the coming months on corruption charges.
Former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., was sworn in as the 46th governor of Florida on Tuesday.
DeSantis will have a lot to live up to as Scott oversaw a sharp drop in unemployment, the creation of almost 1.7 million new jobs in Florida, record high tourism numbers and a steep drop in crime.
The new Congress may have convened last week but both major parties are already getting ready for the 2020 elections in Florida. 
Castor burst onto the national stage last when U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the  Select Committee on Climate Crisis and promptly named the Florida congresswoman to chair it. 
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., brought out an amendment to limit congressional terms in which senators would be able to serve two six-year terms while members of the House would be able to serve three two-year terms. 
On Thursday, Deutch joined U.S. Reps. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., and John Katko, R-NY, to unveil what they are dubbing the “Democracy for All Amendment.” Thursday marked the first day of Democratic control of the House. 
Bloomberg, one of the ten richest Americans and one of the twelve wealthiest men in the world thanks to his founding of the media and financial services company that bears his name, served three terms as mayor, winning election in 2001 as a Republican before having no party affiliation and then joining the Democrats. 
Retired U.S. Army Major General Mark Inch, who led the Federal Bureau of Prisons, will be Florida’s next Secretary of the Department of Corrections.