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Ross Spano Helps STEP Improvement Act Clear the House

Back in 2010, the Small Business Administration (SBA) created the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) pilot grant initiative which helped lead to more exports. Finkenauer’s bill reauthorizes STEP through 2024 and offers it $30 million in funds.

Rick Scott Signs Pledge to Stand for Law Enforcement and Against Defunding the Police

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., signed Heritage Action’s Police Pledge and promised his “unwavering support for America’s law enforcement as the radical Left continues to push efforts to defund the police.”

Party Lines Mostly Hold in Florida Delegation as House Backs Sending $25 Million to...

Every Democrat from the Sunshine State voted in favor of the proposal and they were joined by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla. Other Republicans from the Florida delegation voted against the proposal though Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Ross Spano and Greg Steube did not vote. 

George Soros and an Ousted Congressman Were Some the Highlights of a Memorable Primary...

Should we be surprised that U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is out after losing to Lakeland Commissioner Scott Franklin in the Republican primary? I’m much more surprised about what happened on the other side of the aisle where state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, was beaten by former journalist Alan Cohen in the Democratic primary.
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Scott Franklin Ousts Ross Spano in GOP Primary, Gets Ready for Alan Cohn in...

When the smoke cleared on Tuesday, Franklin won by less than 600 votes, taking 51.3 percent of the vote while Spano pulled 48.7 percent. 
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Florida Sees Competitive Contests Across the State on Primary Day

Republicans will make their choices in primaries to replace two retiring congressmen. With U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., fulfilling his promise to serve only four terms, a crowded field of Republicans has lined up in North Florida to replace him. Whichever of the ten candidates wins the Republican primary on Tuesday will be a heavy favorite to head to Congress in November.
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Florida Republicans on Capitol Hill Urge Treasury Department to End Tax Breaks for Abortion

On Thursday, more than 100 congressional Republicans signed a letter led by U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, to U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin calling for new regulations to...

Rick Scott Helps Get Bill Banning TikTok on Government Devices Through Senate

Back in March, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley’s, R-Mo., proposal making sure federal employees do not have TikTok on their smartphones.

Florida Congressman Backs Expanding the Community Advantage Loan Program for Small Businesses

U.S. Rep. Judy Chu introduced the bill at the end of last week. Her legislation would take the Community Advantage Loan Program, which was set up as a pilot program back in 2011 “to provide low-interest loans to small businesses that have been historically underserved by loan providers, such as veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses” and reauthorize it through 2025.

Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines On $1.3 Trillion Appropriations Bill

The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 

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.

Ross Spano: Another Year of Tax Cuts Thanks to President Trump

Thanks to President Trump, 82 percent of middle-income Americans experienced a tax cut because a majority of the tax savings going to low and middle-income households. As a result of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the average American worker takes home an extra $100 a month in their paycheck.
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