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Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines Over House Democrats’ Election Reform Bill

The bill would drastically change American election laws, including restoring voting rights to felons, loosening voter ID laws and having all states automatically register voters.
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Marco Rubio Gets FEMA Contracts Reform Bill Through Congress

Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April 2019, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Ramps Up Efforts to Be Next Appropriations Committee Chair

Back in November, Wasserman Schultz announced that she wants to be the next chairwoman of the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee. If selected by her fellow Democrats and her party retains the House, the South Florida congresswoman will take over as chairwoman at the start of 2021.
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Donald Trump, GOP Go After Democrats on Defunding the Police

The GOP has seized upon calls for defunding police forces across the country as a rallying cry, mocking Democrats across the board for supporting it and for not standing up strongly enough against it.
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Frederica Wilson’s Haitian Deportation Relief Act Backed By House Leadership, Florida Democrats

Some Democrats in the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill and key committee chairs are lining up behind a proposal to suspend deporting Haitians in the U.S. illegally during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Senate Passes Marco Rubio’s FEMA Contracts Reform Bill

Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”

Darren Soto Champions Tim Ryan’s ‘GI Bill for American Workers’

At the end of last week, Soto threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s, D-Ohio, “Working on Rewarding and Keeping Employees Resilient (WORKER) Act" which they insist is a “sweeping economic bill aimed at resolving prominent challenges to American labor and job markets.” 

Brian Mast Wants Coast Guard Paid During the Federal Shutdown

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. 
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