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Florida Delegation Marks 200th Anniversary of U.S. Relations With Colombia

Members of the Florida delgation are lining up behind a resolution “commemorating the 200thanniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Colombia.” Last week, U.S. Reps. Albio Sires, D-NJ, and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., who...

Florida Delegation Urges U.S. Trade Rep About EU Tariff’s Impact on Grapefruits

Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Reps. Darren Soto, D-Fla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative, Maria Pagan, expressing concerns over retaliatory tariffs placed by the European Union (EU) on U.S. agricultural products, particularly Florida grapefruits.
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Florida Delegation Divides on Party Lines Over Trump’s Handling of Iran

“The goal of U.S. policy is an Iran that is prosperous and lives in harmony with its neighbors and the world,” Rubio insisted. “But this will require its clerical leaders to abandon their nuclear weapons ambition; and end their support of violence and terrorism."

Florida Delegation Looks to Close Loophole Used By Terrorist Behind NAS Pensacola Attack

Crist introduced the “Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act” and his office offered some of the rationale behind the proposal.

Florida Democrats Support, Sunshine State Republicans Divide on Budget Votes

The U.S. House passed $1.4 trillion in appropriations, including $738 billion for defense, this week with Democrats from Florida backing the proposals while Republicans from the Sunshine State divided on them.

Florida Congressmen Champion the Senior Guardianship Social Security Protection Act

Three members of the Florida delegation are championing a proposal to have state courts notify the federal government when guardians are removed in order to keep them from collecting Social Security benefits.

Charlie Crist Wants Congressional Hearing on Unsafe Military Housing

Crist voiced his continued concern for the health and safety of military families, including those residing at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, as they suffer from unsafe living conditions in poorly maintained family housing.

Facebook, Florida Congressional Representatives Back Stop Opioid Silence Campaign

The campaign was created by Facebook and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids‭ and ‬Center on Addiction‭ and has the support of ‬six members of the state’s congressional delegation.

Florida Delegation Helps Shape the National Defense Authorization Act, Get It Through House

On Wednesday, the House passed the NDAA on a 377 - 48 vote and is now resolving differences with the U.S. Senate. Every member of the Florida delegation backed the NDAA except for U.S. Rep. Franics Rooney, R-Fla., who did not vote.

Charlie Crist Introduces Regional Ocean Partnership Act

“As Floridians, we know it is our duty to preserve our way of life by keeping our oceans and coasts clean and thriving. The work of Regional Ocean Partnerships, such as the Gulf of Mexico Alliance, is critical in achieving that goal,” said Crist.

Michael Waltz Leads Florida Delegation Wanting to Modernize Florida Water Quality Allocation

This week, freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., led a letter with more than a dozen members of the Florida Delegation to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee requesting an update to the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) formula to ensure adequate funding for Florida’s water quality projects.

Florida Congressional Democrats Want to Restart Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., brought out the “Cuban Family Reunification Act" to bring back the CFRP. Four Florida Democrats--U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor, Charlie Crist, Donna Shalala and Debbie Wasserman Schultz--lined up behind the proposal as cosponsors.