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Florida Delegation Pushes Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi for Aid to Agriculture Hit by Hurricane...

At the end of last week, representatives from Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia wrote to retiring U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., and U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who is expected to take over as speaker in January, on the matter, calling for agricultural assistance from the federal government by the end of the year. 

Democrats Flip Two South Florida Congressional Seats on the Way to Taking the House

With Democrats projected to take control of the U.S. House from the GOP on Tuesday, they picked up two congressional seats in South Florida as they crafted their new majority. With U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen,...

Ron DeSantis, Four Florida Republicans Earn High Marks for Backing Immigration Reform

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and every Florida Democrat in the House earned “F-” grades from NumbersUSA. So did three South Florida Republicans in the House.
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Jim Jordan Goes to Bat for Greg Steube

Steube, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, represents all of Sarasota County and parts of Charlotte County.  He faces Democrat Allen Ellison in next month’s election. 
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Polk County Fire Rescue Gets Almost $550k in Federal Funds

The Polk County Fire Rescue is getting almost $550,000 in a federal grant, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., announced this week. Soto paired up with two Republicans in the Florida delegation--U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney and...

As Toxic Algae Crisis Continues, Officials Tour Herbert Hoover Dike in the Everglades

Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Francis Rooney, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Cissy Proctor and Clewiston Mayor Mali Gardner joined U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders in the tour. 

Uber Drivers in Florida Earned $870 Million Last Year

The study found Uber’s activities support $1 billion of gross domestic product in Florida and adds $134 million to the state’s economy.

Tom Rooney Secures $9 Million to Fight Lupus

The bill sends more than $56 million to the Office of Minority Health including $2 million for the National Health Education Lupus Program. The bill also send $6.5 million to the Center for Disease Control’s National Lupus Patient Registry.
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National Pundit Finds Seven Close Congressional Races in Florida

A prominent national pundit released its latest ratings of congressional races and found seven close contests in the Sunshine State. The Cook Political Report unveiled its newest ratings on Friday and found most races across...
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