Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis has hit the ground running and, after a little more than a month in office, has won strong support in Florida. 
Scott joined with U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., to unveil the “End Pensions in Congress (EPIC) Act” on Tuesday. 
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy teamed up with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., a frequent legislative ally, to bring out the “Keep Congress Working Act” which  “would require Congress to remain in session and work if the government is shut down.”
Persons announced on Tuesday that she will launch her bid on Feb. 25 with the support of state Sen. Lizbeth Benaquisto, R-Fort Myers, state House Majority Leader Dane Eagle, R-Cape Coral, and state Rep. Raymond Rodriguez, R-Estero.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio discussed the ongoing political developments in Venezuela, the new government of interim President Juan Guaidó, and next steps for U.S. policy.
State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, showcased his legislation on Monday, calling on Florida to use the same definitions of anti-Semitism as the U.S. State Department does. 
The governor and the senators wrote President Donald Trump on Monday, asking him to include $200 million in annual budgets for construction funding for South Florida Ecosystem Restoration (SFER). 
Last week, the NRCC announced it planned to target 55 seats currently held by House Democrats, including four in Florida. 
Turning 41 later this month, Soto has been one of the main political beneficiaries of Central Florida’s growing Puerto Rican population.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) also came out firing, calling on Florida Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell to oppose Omar and ensure she is removed from the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee.