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Gus Bilirakis Helps Get Bill Cracking Down on Pirate Radio Through the House

On Monday, the House passed without opposition U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko’s “Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement (PIRATE) Act.” Bilirakis was the main cosponsor. 

Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

Towards the end of last week, Murphy, the leader of the Blue Dog Coalition of moderate Democrats, unveiled the “Smart Choice Act” which “would better inform states about the benefits of expanding access to their Medicaid programs.”

Gus Bilirakis is Back in the GOP House Leadership

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced he is part of the of the Republican Whip team which he served on from 2007-2014 but he lost his position due to breaking with the GOP over flood insurance. 

Congressional Democrats in Florida Moving Up Under Nancy Pelosi

While most congressional races in Florida were overshadowed by the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate contests, Democrats made strides in the Sunshine State when it came to flipping the U.S. House in November--and now they...

Darren Soto Gets to Work on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Soto’s office noted the congressman will “legislate on a wide range of policy issues with key priorities for Central Florida” and pointed out that the committee “is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives and has the broadest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress, and oversees several federal departments and agencies.”

Kathy Castor Takes Aim at GOP Over Florida Children Without Insurance

At the end of last week, Castor pointed to a report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families showing the number of children without insurance in Florida is on the rise. 
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Four Florida Democrat Congresswomen Staying on Capitol Hill

With the primaries over, four Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation are assured of staying in office on Capitol Hill. 
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