Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Earlier this week, Mucarsel-Powell offered her take on what she intends to fight for as the Democrats get ready to take over the House. 
Webster’s “Physicians Pro Bono Act” has a pretty simple concept. If he or she provides care for free to some Medicaid or Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) patients, a doctor would get to deduct the costs from their taxes. Webster says his bill also helps the government by reducing red tape and saving money.
Nelson took to the Senate floor on Monday to deliver the first of these speeches. In that address, he took a shot at the man who defeated him, Gov. Rick Scott
"Florida must be a leader in fighting this national epidemic and I am confident my Opioid Abuse Working Group will help us make a difference,” Moody said when she unveiled her team at the end of last week.  
Throughout 2018, Florida voters have been telling pollsters that their top issues include healthcare, the economy, immigration and gun control. A recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll shows these issues remain important but there a few other concerns at the national issue. 
Wilson said she would use her new perch to focus on labor issues. 
Fried’s team presented her as an “advocate for children, schools, and medical marijuana, taking office with a bold agenda” and listed out several of her priorities.
Scott announced last week that he was joining more than 45 Senate Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, to back U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse’s, R-Neb., “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and noted that he signed similar legislation into law back in 2013 when he was governor. 
The animal was tested as part of APHIS’s routine surveillance of cattle that are deemed unsuitable for slaughter. APHIS and Florida veterinary officials are gathering more information on the case.
On Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, on which Gaetz sits, approved the Panhandle Republican’s “Medical Cannabis Research Act” on a voice vote. Gaetz introduced the bill in April and seven members of the Florida delegation are cosponsoring the proposal.