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Florida’s Senators Continue the Fight to Stop Drilling off the Bahamas

This is not a new issue for the Florida delegation. Back in December, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis and Bahamian Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Sotario Ferreira opposing the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas.
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Byron Donalds Plans to Fight for Fiscal Conservatism With New Committee Assignments

On Tuesday, Donalds said he would use the new assignments to advocate for fiscal conservatism. 
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Continue to Champion Ted Cruz’s Congressional Term Limits Amendment

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought back a proposed amendment to limit congressional terms. Senators would be able to serve two six-year terms while members of the House would be able to serve three two-year terms.

Most of the Florida Delegation Vote to Overturn Trump’s Veto of the NDAA

Trump vetoed the NDAA as it did not repeal Section 230 which protects internet companies from being sued over what is posted on their websites, either by them or by other parties. The president also vetoed the NDAA for renaming military bases honoring Confederate leaders.

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Push Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan

The resolutions were introduced two weeks ago by Pennsylvania Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler. Diaz-Balart and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, are the original co-sponsors in the House. 
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Congressional Reps Urge Bahamas to Stop Drilling 150 Miles from South Florida

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis and Bahamian Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Sotario Ferreira opposing the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC)  Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas.
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Florida Delegation Ramps Up Push to Have Space Force Based at Cape Canaveral

Other finalists include Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Port San Antonio in Texas and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, according to the Air Force. A decision is expected early next year. 
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Florida Delegation Weighs in on the Presidential Race

With former Vice President Joe Biden declared the winner of the presidential election but President Donald Trump still contesting the results, members of the Florida delegation weighed in on the current state of the race. 
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GOP Flipped Two South Florida Congressional Seats But Other Incumbents Win Easily

While the big news in South Florida congressional races was Republicans taking down two Democrat incumbents, other members of the delegation won easily even as a new member emerged. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott: We Need to Keep Daylight Saving Time Year-Round

With Americans ready to fall back this week, the senators said that keeping the nation permanently on DST will benefit many Americans.

Vern Buchanan Renews Fight to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent in Florida

Early in 2018, Rubio introduced the “Sunshine Protection Act” after the Florida Legislature passed a bill calling on Congress to make DST permanent across the state.

Florida Delegation on Capitol Hill Pushes Resolution Condemning Maduro Regime’s Legislative Elections

Last week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the resolution “condemning the Maduro regime’s ongoing efforts to hold fraudulent legislative elections scheduled for this December” with the support of several senators including Scott and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on the committee.
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