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Brian Mast Wants a Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights

Last week, with the support of members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to create a “Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights.” Mast’s office insisted the bill will help “cut...

Gus Bilirakis, Cathy McMorris Rodgers Want National Privacy Standard, Rules for Consumer Privacy, Data...

This week, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, and U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Consumer Protection...
Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

Darren Soto, Gus Bilirakis Propose Extending Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico, Territories

Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico is not automatically included in the Medicaid budget, ensuring Congress needs to vote on its Medicaid funds. Currently, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is funded through the start of October. 

Vern Buchanan Wants House Committee to Hold a Hearing on Robocalls

In a letter to the chairman of the U.S. House House Energy and Commerce Committee, which regulates the telephone industry, Buchanan said restrictions enacted by Congress two years ago may be inadequate and in need of revision.

Gus Bilirakis Brings Back Proposal to Expand Broadband in Floodplains

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., brought back his “Coastal Broadband Deployment Act" to help expand broadband projects in floodplains.

Gus Bilirakis to Lead Republicans on House Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee

“The Energy and Commerce Committee has a rich history of solving the biggest challenges facing our country," McMorris Rodgers said on Thursday, insisting that Bilirakis and other Republican subcommittee leaders “are all uniquely qualified to lead on our mission to renew, rebuild, and restore hope in the American Dream.

Neal Dunn Takes a Seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee

Dunn, a doctor based out of Panama City, served on the U.S. House Agriculture and the Veterans Affairs Committees during his first two terms. 

Charlies Crist Continues Push for National Day of Civility

In his first term in Congress, Crist supported efforts to make July 12th as the National Day of Civility. While that push did not get over the finish line, Crist is now supporting U.S. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver’s, D-Mo., and Mike Johnson’s, R-La., effort. Cleaver and Johnson lead the Honor and Civility Caucus.

Michael Waltz: We Need to Stop Federal, Military Retirement Funds Going to China

Waltz introduced his proposal on Friday which his office noted “would ban the Federal Retirement Investment Board (FRTIB) – all five of whom were appointed by President Barack Obama – from steering military and federal employees’ retirement contributions to China.”

Ted Deutch’s Bill For Nonviolent Elderly Criminals Serve in Home Detention Program Passes Unanimously

This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch’s, D-Fla., proposal to let nonviolent elderly prisoners serve their sentences in home detention programs without opposition.