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Border Wall

Florida Delegation Mostly Follows Party Lines on Ending Trump’s Emergency Declaration on Immigration

Party lines mostly held with 13 Republicans--including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida--joining 232 Democrats to pass the resolution.

Florida Congressional Reps Weigh in on Trump’s Plan to Build the Wall

With President Donald Trump planning to use executive action to fund building a wall on the southern border to control illegal immigration without congressional approval, members of the U.S. House representing Florida took sides on mostly partisan lines. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Part Ways on Trump Declaring an Emergency to Build the...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Trump was setting a bad precedent and wondered if he was  “violating the Constitution” on Thursday though the Florida Republican agreed there was a “crisis” as illegal immigrants come through the border.  New U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on the other hand, fully backed Trump on the matter. 
Border Wall

Florida Likes the Idea of Building a Border Wall, Not so High on Donald...

Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll on Tuesday showing a majority of Floridians--55 percent--want to build the wall while 37 percent oppose the idea with the rest unsure. 

Rick Scott: Trump Should Use Emergency Powers, if Needed, to Build the Wall

Trump has thrown open the possibility of declaring an emergency to get the funds for the wall and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said on Thursday that he backs the idea to help “keep the government open, secure our border, and provide adequate disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico.”

Greg Steube Plans to Use New Committee Assignment to Help Donald Trump Build the...

Despite being a congressional freshman, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., will be sitting on three U.S. House committees while most members remain on two.

Mike Waltz is Frustrated But Holding the Line on Donald Trump’s Wall

The Florida Republican talked to Florida Daily about his efforts to hit the ground running in Congress despite the continued partial government shutdown. 

Matt Gaetz, Ted Yoho Cheer the House Funding Donald Trump’s Wall

By a vote of 217–185, on Thursday, the U.S. House passed H.R. 695, a funding bill that prevents a partial government shutdown and offers extensive relief to communities impacted by hurricanes. The bill also provides $5 billion in funding for a border wall.