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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. 

Charlie Crist Leads Congressional Push to Aid Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

Crist rounded up more than 85 members of the U.S. House to send a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to send humanitarian relief to that nation.
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Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines as House Passes First Minibus

The bill passed as 224 Democrats voted for it while 189 votes were cast against it as 7 Democrats joined 182 Republicans in opposing it while 17 members did not vote. Party lines held in the Florida delegation though three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, Francis Rooney and Ted Yoho--did not vote. Rooney, who came down with coronavirus and is in his last months in Congress, has missed several votes this year.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Ramps Up Efforts to Be Next Appropriations Committee Chair

Back in November, Wasserman Schultz announced that she wants to be the next chairwoman of the powerful U.S. House Appropriations Committee. If selected by her fellow Democrats and her party retains the House, the South Florida congresswoman will take over as chairwoman at the start of 2021.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Makes a Bid to Lead Appropriations Committee

The post will be vacant as U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-NY, the current chairwoman, is not seeking reelection in 2020. 
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Ted Deutch Get Bill Helping Jordan Through House Foreign Affairs Committee

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the “United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Extension Act” which has had strong support from members of the Florida delegation.
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Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Honored by Church World Service for International Aid Efforts

Church World Service honored U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and eight other members of Congress for “their leadership on humanitarian and poverty-focused international aid and protecting the U.S. refugee resettlement program.”

After Nita Lowey’s Retirement, Keep an Eye on Two Members of the Florida Delegation

U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey, D-NY, announced last week that she is retiring--meaning one of the most powerful members of Congress is headed off of Capitol Hill. Now 82, Lowey has been a fixture in Congress...
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Marco Rubio Presses Nancy Pelosi to Back America’s Farmers and Ranchers

The senators also pressed House leadership to reimburse the Commodity Credit Corporation, which is routinely supported by Congress, to ensure producers have access to agriculture assistance.
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Florida Congressmen Reflect on Poway Synagogue Shooting

“Tragically, as we were reminded last week, deadly hatred against the Jewish community did not end with the Holocaust. We must honor their memory by pledging ourselves to stand up to anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry,” they said in conclusion.

Florida’s Senators, Neal Dunn Urge Congress to Rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base

Nelson, Rubio and Dunn wrote U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the ranking Democrat on the committee, on the matter. Rubio sits on the committee. 
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Resolution Condemning Tree of Life Synagogue Attack Clears House With Strong Support From Florida

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Penn., brought out the resolution and had the cochairs of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, which has more than 100 members, as cosponsors. 
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