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Jim Clyburn, Byron Donalds Team Up on International Nuclear Energy Act

This week, U.S. House Minority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC, and U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., showcased the “International Nuclear Energy Act.” Clyburn introduced the bill at the end of last month with Donalds as a...

Kathy Castor Makes Early Endorsements as Florida Democrats Look Ahead to 2022

The daughter of prominent Florida Democrat Betty Castor, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., was first elected to Congress in 2006 and had put in terms on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee.  When U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., brought back the Select Committee on Climate Crisis, Castor took a major jump up the ladder as she was picked to lead it. Two and a half years later, Castor still wields the gavel on it. 

Jim Clyburn Taps Al Lawson to Serve as an Assistant Whip

First elected to Congress in 2016 after decades in the state Legislature, including leading Democrats in the Florida Senate, Lawson represents parts of North Florida with his district stretching from Jacksonville to Gadsden County.

National Political Figures Honor Alcee Hastings

National political leaders praised longtime U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., who died on Tuesday at the age of 84. Hastings had been battling pancreatic cancer in recent years.
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Longtime Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings Dead at Age 84

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., the dean of the Florida congressional delegation, died on Tuesday at the age of 84. Hastings had been battling pancreatic cancer in recent years.

Val Demings: Latest Stimulus Funds Helping Schools in Central Florida

Demings noted that Florida will get more than $7 billion in federal funds for K-12 education with more than $561 million of that going to Orange County. Florida is also getting almost $2.5 billion for child care, more than $2.2 billion for higher ed and almost $48 billion for Head Start.
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Val Demings Staying on Jim Clyburn’s Whip Team

Like she did in the past two years, Demings will serve as an assistant whip under U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC.

Jim Clyburn Keeps Alcee Hastings as a Senior Whip on Capitol Hill

This week, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC, announced that Hastings will serve as a senior whip, a role the South Florida congressman had last year.

On Capitol Hill, Three Florida Republicans Break Ranks to Vote for Gun Background Checks...

On Thursday, the House passed the “ Bipartisan Background Checks Act” on a 227-203 vote. Every Democrat in the Florida delegation voted for the proposal. So did three Republicans from the Sunshine State as U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar backed the proposal which would have background checks for every gun sale and transfer.

Facing Challenges and Opportunities, Joe Biden Takes Over as 46th President

Facing an array of challenges, Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday and, in all likelihood, will be the last member of his generation to sit in the White House. 

Stephanie Murphy Will Serve on Armed Services Committee, Stay on Ways and Means

Members of the Ways and Means Committee usually do not serve on other committees but Murphy was granted a waiver by the Democratic caucus. 

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Loses Out on Chairing Appropriations But Remains in House Leadership

Wasserman Schultz placed behind U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., who will replace retiring U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-NY, as the chairwoman of the powerful committee. DeLauro had more support on the Appropriations Committee, on the Steering and Policy Committee and in the House Democratic caucus.