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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Offers Proposal to Have CDC Tackle Teen E-Cigarette, Tobacco Addictions

Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., in bringing out a proposal “to address the tobacco epidemic harming millions of teens across the country.” They introduced...

Florida Delegation Urges Joe Biden Protect Florida Farmers From Unfair Trade Practices

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led members of the Florida congressional delegation in a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to protect Florida’s seasonal fruit and vegetable growers from unfair...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Wants Education Department to Work With DOJ, HHS on School Shooting...

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., showcased her “School Shooting Safety and Preparedness Act” which “will allow the public and policy makers to gain a complete and accurate picture of gun violence...

Florida Delegation Weighs in as U.S. Troops Leave Afghanistan

With U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan this week after almost 20 years in that nation, members of the Florida congressional delegation offered their takes. “Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war...

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...

Al Lawson Leads Letter Calling on Ron DeSantis to Extend Federal Food Assistance Program...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., led all the Democrats in the Florida delegation on a letter urging Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately apply and extend the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program...

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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Florida Delegation Secures Funds to Have Feds Investigate Surfside Condo Collapse

On the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., was able to amend the “National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act" to include the funds with the committee backing the amendment. U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Webster, R-Fla., all backed the amendment which also “directs NIST to identify the source of the failure, issue recommendations on how to prevent future collapses, and inform building codes for similar structures.”
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Florida Delegation Wants Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to Investigate Cuba

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led members of the Florida delegation in sending a letter to Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Tania Reneaum Panszi, urging her “to direct the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to initiate an immediate investigation into the regime’s violations of the human rights of the Cuban people.” 
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Florida Delegation Reacts to the Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in their home early Wednesday.
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Members of the Florida Delegation Write European Union on Human Rights Abuses in Cuba

The letter highlights the ongoing crackdown by the Castro-Díaz-Canel regime against members of the San Isidro Movement and other human rights activists in Cuba.  
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Florida Delegation Rallies Behind the STOP Human Trafficking Act

This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation allies behind a proposal to “direct the U.S. Attorney General to conduct a study on the prevalence and instances of human trafficking at adult entertainment clubs and to report those findings to Congress.”
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