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Sean Trende: The Senate Seats Most Likely To Flip in 2022

The 2022 United States Senate elections can best be thought of as the classic battle between the irresistible force and the immovable object. The irresistible force is the playing field. President Joe Biden’s job...

Florida Officials React After Senate Confirms Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Officials across Florida reacted after the U.S. Senate confirmed President Joe Biden’s nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson won a 53-47 vote as three Senate Republicans--U.S. Sens. Susan Collins...

Marco Rubio Wants to Ban Importing Russian Seafood into the U.S

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., showcased his support of a bill “which would impose a ban on the import of all Russian seafood products into the United States.” U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska,...

Lois Frankel Wants Statues of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Capitol

“Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor broke rock-hard barriers becoming the first women to sit on the Supreme Court and proved that women belong anywhere decisions are being made,” said Frankel. “Celebrating their careers with statues in their honor will inspire millions of visitors from around the world that pass through our Capitol.”
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Lois Frankel, Michael Waltz Bring Back the Keeping Girls in School Act

First introduced in 2018 by Frankel and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., the congresswoman brought the proposal back last week and rounded up almost a dozen backers including Waltz who is the main Republican co-sponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., 

Marco Rubio Backs Recognizing Military Service in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s, D-NH, proposal to “expedite student loan forgiveness for service members.” On Thursday, Hassan introduced the “Recognizing Military Service in Public...

Florida Republicans Want Biden Administration to Issue Guidelines for Resumption of Cruise Industry Operations

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the cruise industry has continued to face a “No Sail” order, even as many other industries safely returned to operations.
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Florida’s Senators Mull Over Bipartisan Proposal for $908 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus

Rubio, who leads the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, thanked the backers of the proposal but noted that it provides less than $300 billion for small businesses, including another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and more funds for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

Gus Bilirakis Helps Get Two Suicide Prevention Bills Through the House

Bilirakis brought out the “Effective Suicide Screening in the Emergency Department Act” back in October. The bill “helps to create protocols for identifying, assessing and treating individuals in the E.R. who may be at risk for suicide.”

Florida Delegation Weighs in on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Passing

With the presidential contest in full swing and control of the White House and the U.S. Senate up for grabs, eyes will be turned to Capitol Hill in the days to come.

Conservative Anna Paulina Luna to Challenge Charlie Crist

With all votes in, Luna won the Republican primary in this Pinellas County district with 36 percent of the vote.
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Gus Bilirakis Champions Suicide Prevention Bills on Capitol Hill

Bilirakis also focused on the “STANDUP Act” which “encourages schools to expand evidence-based suicide prevention training in schools.” The Florida Republican also showcased the “Mental Health Parity Enforcement Act” which “would hold insurance companies accountable if they fail to adhere to existing law which requires parity in coverage for mental and physical health conditions.”
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