Friday, November 15, 2019
The committee announced on Thursday that it was looking at U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., for his relationship with a staffer. Per the House code of conduct, members of the House are not permitted to be in relationships or engage in sexual relations with staffers.
The leaders of the U.S. House Ethics Committee, which is chaired by a congressman from the Sunshine State, said another member of the Florida delegation is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.
This week, from his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to provide diplomatic leadership in South Sudan where a civil war has killed as many as 400,000 since 2013.
Insisting costs are too high, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is again taking on the healthcare industry.
This week, with the strong support of the Florida delegation, the Venezuela Democracy Caucus was launched on Capitol Hill.
When they brought out the bill, Spano pointed to the large number of veterans in Central Florida including more than 100,000 of them in Hillsborough County.
Bilirakis, who was the vice-chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber and is still on it, introduced the proposal back in July to help students on the GI Bill who are impacted when colleges and universities close unexpectedly. In recent years, several high profile proprietary schools, including ITT Tech, shut their doors with little warning.
Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle weighed in on the downfall of Bolivian President Evo Morales--and clearly stood against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-NY, claim that a “coup” brought him down.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is behind a new proposal to have the White House create a  Global Economic Security Strategy.
Pam Bondi joins Trump’s impeachment team, Central Florida county declares itself to be a Second Amendment sanctuary, and a Florida Senator wants to protect students using medical marijuana.