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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick Wins Big in South Florida Special Congressional Election

Businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, who won the Democratic primary in November, won big in Tuesday’s special congressional election in South Florida. “This is just the beginning. Thank you for standing with me District 20! It’s time...

Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick the Favorite in This Week’s Special Congressional Election in South Florida

Nine months after the death of longtime U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., voters in South Florida will choose a candidate to replace him in Tuesday’s special congressional election. Businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, who won the Democratic...

After Winning Primary by 5 Votes, Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick is a Heavy Favorite to Head...

In the special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick prevailed by Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness and a large crowd to win the Democratic nomination in this...
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Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, Dale Holness Neck and Neck in Race to Replace Alcee Hastings in...

In the special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., businesswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick and Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness led a large crowd of candidates duking it out for the Democratic...
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Series of Special Legislative Elections Set in South Florida

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced special elections for a state Senate and two state House seats with the primaries set for January 11 and the general elections scheduled for March 8. These special elections...

Florida Agriculture Department: Expanded Mexican Imports Making Florida Farmers Lose $2-$4 Billion

This week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released a report “showing 10-20 percent in annual lost sales of Florida seasonal producers because of expanded Mexican imports, resulting in an overall...
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Crowded Field of Democrats Running in Special Election for South Florida Congressional Seat

Filing closed this week in the special election to replace the late U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and a large crowd of candidates is running in this South Florida district. The primary will be held...

Vern Buchanan, Wasserman Schultz Continue the Fight for the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention...

This week, the two chairs of the Florida congressional delegation teamed up on a proposal to educate children on the signs of human trafficking. Noting that more than half of human trafficking victims are children,...
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Marco Rubio’s, Darren Soto’s Bill Offering Economic Opportunities for Seminole Tribe Gaining Traction

Things look good on the other side of Capitol Hill as Soto steered the bill through the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee without opposition. U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., co-sponsored the bill. Before his death in April, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., also was co-sponsoring the bill. 
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Vern Buchanan, Jan Schakowsky Bring Out Bill to Ban Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption

Buchanan weighed in on the bill after Schakowsky introduced it on Wednesday. While he noted slaughtering horses for human consumption is currently banned, Buchanan stressed that it is only temporary and horses can be taken to Canada or Mexico to be slaughtered, citing numbers that more than 37,000 of them were exported to slaughterhouses last year. 

Charlie Crist Takes Over on the Civics Learning Act After Alcee Hastings’ Passing

The proposal “amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to increase civics education programs in our nation’s schools” by increasing “funding for innovative and evidence-based civics learning and teaching programs, including hands-on civic engagement activities, online and video game-based learning, service learning, and participation in student governance.”
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Ron DeSantis Wants $725 Million From Joe Biden for Everglades Restoration

“In Florida, we are doing our part to expedite Everglades restoration projects and restore the flow of water south from Lake Okeechobee. Under my administration, we have expedited the EAA Reservoir Project, begun constructing the Stormwater Treatment Area 12 months ahead of schedule, and invested over $2 billion in water quality and Everglades funding,” said DeSantis.
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