Joining more than 20 other state attorneys general, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody signed a letter to President Joe Biden warning “of potential litigation surrounding the proposed COVID-19 vaccination mandate.” Moody joined other Republican attorney generals in pushing back on...
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, announced plans to bring back the “New Parents Act.” According to the senators’ offices, the bill “creates a voluntary option for paid parental leave by allowing new...
In a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Mark-Up hearing this week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., offered a measure “to better protect the mental health of children and hold Big Tech companies who jeopardize children’s well-being for profit...
From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, this week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced federal funds are headed to the Tampa Bay region to help Pinellas County fight opioids. Crist announced that the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment,...
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to showcase his proposal to “provide presumptive U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs benefits to service members who have deployed and have illnesses due to exposure to burn pits and other toxins.” Back...
Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried urged U.S. Senate leaders to take action on cannabis reform legislation to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. This call was included in formal comments submitted Fried to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck...
Last week, state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a moment of silence at the state capitol for Floridians who have lost their lives due to COVID-19. “Let’s honor their lives by living ours with care and with respect for our...
Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, continued his push in Tallahassee for a memorial urging Congress “to recognize the epidemic of suicide among veterans and fully fund suicide prevention efforts by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.” Willhite...
This week, state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the Hills, called for a special session of the Florida Legislature to deal with mask mandates from businesses and local governments. Sabatini, who is running for the Republican nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Stephanie...
Last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., led all the Democrats in the Florida delegation on a letter urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately apply and extend the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program through the summer of 2021,...