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Florida Congressional Delegation Tells Biden the Sunshine State’s Ports Can Help With Supply Chain...

This week, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., led most of the Florida delegation in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to rely more on the Sunshine State’s 15 ports to help...

Scott Franklin Wants Info From DOJ on Efforts Against COVID Relief Fraud

This week, U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., a member of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, and his Republican colleagues sent a letter on Monday to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco...

Marco Rubio, Florida Congressional Reps Want CMS to Protect Access to Advanced Cancer Treatment

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led a bipartisan group of Florida congressional members in writing a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure urging the agency to...

$1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Divides Florida Delegation on Party Lines

Party lines held in the Florida delegation last week as the U.S. House passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill backed by the Biden administration. The bill passed on a 228-206 vote as 13 Republicans joined...

Scott Franklin: NIH, Anthony Fauci Need to Brief Congress on Fed Funds Going to...

U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., a member of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued the following statement in response to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) letter confirming that American taxpayer...

Marco Rubio, Florida Delegation Rally Behind the REEF Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Reusing Equipment for Environmental Fortification (REEF) Act,” which is backed by the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, in the upper chamber. U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira...
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Greg Steube Wants to Put Sanctions on Firms Working With Taliban on Rare Minerals

This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out the “Taliban Rare Earth Minerals Sanctions Act,” a bill which would “impose sanctions on persons engaging in transactions in Afghanistan's rare earth minerals.” Steube introduced the...

Maria Elvira Salazar Gets Bills on Small Business Contracts, Using Retired Navy Ships as...

U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., advanced two of her bills which were rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which cleared the U.S. House last week. “Securing these policy priorities in the NDAA...
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Most of the Florida Delegation in the House Backs NDAA Despite Some GOP Opposition

Last week, the U.S. House voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The House passed a $768 billion NDAA, higher than what the Biden administration asked and more than $35 billion more than...

Marco Rubio, Scott Franklin Work to Designate the Taliban as a Terrorist Organization

Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a proposal “which would direct the U.S. Secretary of State to designate the illegitimate Islamic Emirate...

Florida Republicans Call on HHS to Reverse Decision to Ration Antibody Treatments

At the end of last week, Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter urging U.S.  Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to reverse course on the department’s sudden...

Florida Agriculture Department: Expanded Mexican Imports Making Florida Farmers Lose $2-$4 Billion

This week, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) released a report “showing 10-20 percent in annual lost sales of Florida seasonal producers because of expanded Mexican imports, resulting in an overall...
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