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Majority of Florida Delegation Helps Get the NDAA Through the House

Last week, the U.S. House passed a record high $858 billion version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House’s version was $45 billion higher than what President Joe Biden requested and includes a...

John Rutherford, Stephanie Murphy Champion Red Snapper Act

Last week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., introduced the “Red Snapper Act,” with more than a dozen co-sponsors being led by retiring U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. The bill “would prevent the National Oceanic and...

Florida Congressional Reps Back Resolution to Honor the 75th Anniversary of Everglades National Park

Last week, U.S. Rep. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., introduced a resolution honoring the 75th anniversary of Everglades National Park and affirms the U.S. House’s “commitment to the success of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan.” “The Everglades,...

All Incumbents in the Florida Congressional Delegation–Except Al Lawson–Win on Election Night

With more than 85 percent of the vote in across the Sunshine State, most members of the Florida congressional delegation won big on Tuesday night. Republicans did well in North Florida as U.S. Reps. Kat...

John Rutherford, Josh Gottheimer Urge Senate to Pass Proposal to Help Rural Police Departments

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Senate to pass a bill offering “targeted investments in local police departments and ensure that police officers in smaller communities...

Florida Republicans Urge Navy Secretary to Speed Up Benefits for Retired Sailors

At the end of last week, Republicans in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Navy Carlos Del Toro urging a swift resolution to the problem of sailors retiring in...

Gus Bilirakis Leads Letter to Biden Opposing California Gas and Diesel Powered Vehicle Ban

Last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., led a letter signed more than 150 U.S. House Republicans to President Joe Biden “in opposition to a forthcoming waiver request from the state of California that...
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Republicans in Florida Delegation Want to Prevent Energy Exploration in the Gulf Test Range

Last week, with the support of Republicans in the Florida delegation, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., introduced the“Preserving the Gulf Test Range to Ensure Military Readiness Act.” The bill...

John Rutherford: Will Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Hurt Military Recruiting Efforts?

U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., is leading Republicans on Capitol Hill in asking the Biden administration if the White House’s student loan forgiveness plan will hurt the military’s recruitment efforts. Rutherford teamed up with U.S....

Florida Delegation Calls on U.S. Trade Rep to Investigate Fruit, Vegetable Importers From Mexico

At the end of last week, the Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., called on U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai “to initiate a Section...

With Labor Day Now in the Rearview Mirror, Florida Gets Ready for the November...

With the Labor Day weekend, the traditional end of summer, now over, the Sunshine State turns its attention to the general elections in November. Florida is in the odd spot of being overshadowed by other...
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John Rutherford Headed Back to Congress

Rutherford easily won the Republican primary on Tuesday night. With more than 95 percent of the vote counted, Rutherford won 65.7 percent of the vote while Mara Macie took 17.6 percent and Luna Lopez...
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