Saturday, January 18, 2020
Convicted and impeachment by Congress for accepting a bribe--Hastings became only the sixth federal judge in American history to be removed from the bench by Congress.
Other members of the Florida delegation backing the bill include Democrat U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, Lois Frankel, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Stephanie Murphy and Republican U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney. 
Mast joined U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oreg., U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and U.S. Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., to bring out the “Pay Our Coast Guard Parity Act” on Wednesday night. 
Speaking in Stuart on Thursday, DeSantis “called for the immediate resignations of all governing board members of the South Florida Water Management District.” DeSantis said he was following the advice of U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla.
This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., unveiled the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” which has more than 150 cosponsors including U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla.
Crist’s office trumpeted his new seat on Thursday and stressed the importance of the committee. 
With her party now controlling the House, Murphy becomes the only Florida Democrat on the Ways and Means Committee and the first one to sit on it in almost a decade. 
“As chairman, my top priority is to pass bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs."
First elected to Congress in a special election held in 2010, Deutch has been moving up the ranks on the Democratic side of the aisle, including leading his party on the Ethics Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber and being the top Democrat on the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee where he often worked with then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who chaired the subcommittee, on helping Israel and other key allies in the region. 
Because of the shutdown, the IRS sent around 90 percent of its staff home with no pay.