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Vern Buchanan, Wasserman Schultz Continue the Fight for the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention...

This week, the two chairs of the Florida congressional delegation teamed up on a proposal to educate children on the signs of human trafficking. Noting that more than half of human trafficking victims are children,...

Florida Congressman Tours Southern Border, Calls for End to ‘Catch and Release’ Policies

Franklin was joined by U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee, and U.S. Rep. Yvette Herrell, R-NM.
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Florida’s Senators Continue the Fight to Ban TikTok on Government Devices

Several federal agencies and departments, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and TSA have already banned TikTok on their devices due to TikTok’s ties to the Chinese regime.

Marco Rubio Continues to Push to Let States Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Back in March 2019, Rubio, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and other Florida Republicans, brought back a proposal making DST permanent across the country.

Michael Waltz Continues the Fight to Have the U.S. Work With Israel on PTSD

At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced the “United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act” which his office explained when he unveiled it.

Scott Franklin Named to House Oversight and Reform Committee

“The role of the Oversight and Reform Committee provides an important check and balance on the role and power of Washington,” said Franklin. “Serving on this committee will allow me to ensure the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the federal government. Congressional oversight is an integral part of our Democracy, and I am honored to be part of this process.”

Scott Franklin Named to House Armed Services Committee

A former Navy pilot who graduated from Annapolis and rose to the rank of commander, Franklin weighed in on his new assignment on Thursday. 

Most of the Florida Delegation Vote to Overturn Trump’s Veto of the NDAA

Trump vetoed the NDAA as it did not repeal Section 230 which protects internet companies from being sued over what is posted on their websites, either by them or by other parties. The president also vetoed the NDAA for renaming military bases honoring Confederate leaders.
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Florida Delegation Largely Backs Keeping Government Funded Through September, $900 Billion Stimulus

At almost 5,600 pages--the longest bill in congressional history--the legislation adds a temporary $300 jobless benefit, sends more than $80 billion to boost higher education and adds $284 billion for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Also included is another direct payment to Americans with individuals making up to $75,000 annually as of 2019 getting $600, couples making up to $150,000 getting $1,200 and getting $600 per dependent child.
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Florida Delegation Ramps Up Push to Have Space Force Based at Cape Canaveral

Other finalists include Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Port San Antonio in Texas and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, according to the Air Force. A decision is expected early next year. 

Brian Mast Takes Over as Co-Chairman of Air Cargo Caucus

“Air cargo and freight carriers will play a critical role in the transportation and distribution of coronavirus vaccines. While the Food and Drug Administration considers emergency approval of these vaccines, the air cargo industry has already begun ramping up efforts to prepare for safe and efficient distribution,” Mast’s office noted. 
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Senate Passes Rick Scott’s, Marco Rubio’s Resolution Honoring Tampa Bay for Winning Stanley Cup

“I am grateful that my colleagues joined Senator Scott and I in recognizing the Tampa Bay Lightning‘s incredible 2020 season, the team, and the entire organization on winning the Stanley Cup,” Rubio said. “I am proud that Tampa, Florida is home to this amazing organization, and it is fitting that this resolution honors their incredible achievement.”
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