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Florida Delegation Backed Bill Expanding Childhood Cancer Research Gaining Traction in Congress

Backed by members of the Florida delegation, the “Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act 2.0“ is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Back in the spring of 2021, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced the proposal...

Florida GOP Congressmen Urge Biden to Stop Funding Russian-Run Animal Testing Labs

Last week, two Republican congressmen from Florida--U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez and Brian Mast--signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to “cut off all U.S. taxpayer funding to Russian labs who experiment on animals in...

Rick Scott to HHS Inspector General: American Families Demand Answers on COVID-19 Origins

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Christi Grimm, the principal deputy inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), demanding answers...

Florida GOP Congressmen Want Fauci, Feds to Recognize Natural Immunity Against COVID-19

This week, two members of the Florida congressional delegation--Republican U.S. Reps. Dan Webster and Neal Dunn--led a letter to key federal officials, including Dr. Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), calling...
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Gus Bilirakis Champions the Protecting the Integrity of Our Biomedical Research Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., showcased his “ Protecting the Integrity of our Biomedical Research Act.” Bilirakis introduced the bill which “would require disclosure of any current or prior participation in a foreign...

Marco Rubio Calls on HHS to Come Up With a Plan to Prevent Alzheimer’s...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined more than a dozen senators from both sides of the aisle, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...

Vern Buchanan Calls for Immediate Action to Battle Red Tide

On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., hosted a roundtable with key stakeholders on water quality in Southwest Florida. The Gulf Coast is currently experiencing severe levels of red tide. Red tide is caused by...

Florida Congressmen Bring Back the Humane Research and Testing Act

Back in October, Hastings introduced the “Humane Research and Testing Act” with Buchanan as a co-sponsor. While they did not their bill over the finish line last time out, they brought it back this week.

Marco Rubio, Jacky Rosen Want NIH to Conduct Long-term Study of COVID-19

The bill would have the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct a long-term study of COVID-19, including its impact on lung functions, immune responses and mental health and how treatments impact it.
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Florida Congressmen Introduce Humane Research and Testing Act With the Support of Dr. Jane...

Democrat U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings introduced the “Humane Research and Testing Act” with Republican U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan as a co-sponsor. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE
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Marco Rubio Backs Permanent Federal Fund to Deal With Public Health Emergencies Like Coronavirus

With worries about the impact of coronavirus on the rise, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is backing a proposal to create a permanent fund “to enable quick and effective responses to future public health emergencies.”
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Debbie Mucarsel-Powell: South Florida Can Take Precautions to Lower the Risk of Coronavirus

“The coronavirus represents a serious international health crisis, however, here in South Florida, I have been informed that at this time there is no immediate threat to public health, ” Mucarsel-Powell said on Monday.