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Florida Delegation Reacts to Chauvin Verdict

Chauvin was found guilty of charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. The trial received national attention and raised debates about law enforcement, race, police brutality and other issues.
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Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Bring Out Gun Control Bills

U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., brought out the “Law Enforcement Protection Act” which would expand background checks on “armor-piercing, concealable weapons.”

Darren Soto: Central Florida Health Care Getting $10.6 Million in Stimulus Funds for COVID-19...

The funds come from the $1.9 trillion stimulus package that Congress approved and that President Joe Biden signed into law last month.
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Capitol Hill Debates if Matt Gaetz Should Stay on Judiciary Committee During Investigation

Appearing on Fox News on Wednesday, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said he would remove Gaetz from his committee assignments--including the U.S. House Judiciary Committee-if the allegations are true.

Florida Delegation Continues to Champion Resolution Calling for More Diversity in the Media

Back in September 2019, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., were joined by U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR, in introducing the resolution.

Scott Franklin Takes to the House Floor, Calling on Nancy Pelosi to Allow Public...

With 75 percent of members having been vaccinated, Franklin also advised the speaker to resume normal operations in the House. He noted the House should end proxy voting, begin in-person committee meetings, and return to regular order.

Florida Delegation Helps Proposal to Have VA Offer More Vaccines for Veterans Clear Congress

After the U.S. House passed the bill without objection two weeks ago, the U.S. Senate passed the bill with no opposition last week.

Most Americans Do Not Support Canceling Student Loan Debt

The left has been pushing back at Biden on the issue after he rejected their calls for canceling up to $50,000 in student loans.
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Darren Soto: ‘It is Time for the United States to Step Up and Lead...

Last week, Soto was the main co-sponsor of U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson’s, R-Ohio, “Token Taxonomy Act" which “establishes much looked-for clarity for businesses, consumers, and regulators operating in the growing U.S. blockchain ecosystem.”

Charlie Crist, Alcee Hastings Want Federal Money to Fix State Unemployment Systems

Hastings backed the bill at the start of last week and Crist, who is a potential gubernatorial candidate in 2022, threw his support behind it on Sunday.
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Florida Republicans on Capitol Hill Take Aim at Huawei

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Entity List Verification Act," which he insisted, will “protect America’s national security by requiring the Secretary of Commerce to provide certification to Congress before an entity on the Department of Commerce’s Entity List is removed.”

Scott Franklin Joins the For Country Caucus on Capitol Hill

The caucus has more than two dozen members and is lead by U.S. Reps. Jared Golden, D-Maine, and Van Taylor, R-Texas.
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