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Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines On $1.3 Trillion Appropriations Bill

The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
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Donald Trump Gets Backing From Law Enforcement, Draws Fire From Democrats...

The Florida Police Benevolent Association and 48 Florida sheriffs endorsed Trump, including at a campaign event in Tampa on Friday.
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Dan Webster Leads Letter to Labor Department Urging Better Transparency for...

Eight other House Republicans signed Webster’s letter to U.S. Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia including U.S. Reps. Bill Posey and Francis Rooney of Florida. 
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August Begins With Higher Gas Prices Across Florida

AAA released a report showing the week began with the average gallon of gas in Florida costing $2.16, up ten cents from the start of last week, and the highest it has been in 20 weeks. That’s just under the national average of $2.18 a gallon. 
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Kathy Castor to HHS: More Reagents Needed in Florida to Stop...

Last week, Castor urged the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Health Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D. to increase production and delivery of supplies immediately and in a sustained fashion. 
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Marco Rubio Urges State Department To Sanction Vietnam for Human Rights...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and sent a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo urging the State Department to designate Vietnam a Country of Particular Concern for its religious freedom violations and consider enacting Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act sanctions to reverse its declining human rights situation.