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Stephanie Murphy Tries to Get Relief for Working Families Act in Final COVID-19 Relief...

“Florida’s unemployment system failed workers when they needed help the most, resulting in non-payment of benefits, under-payments, delayed payments and—in some cases—overpayments,” Murphy said. “Florida workers didn’t cause this mess, and they shouldn’t be punished for Tallahassee’s indifference and incompetence. Requiring workers to pay for the mistakes of our state government only adds insult to injury, and my bipartisan bill will stop this injustice.”

Vern Buchanan: HHS Needs to Send More COVID Relief Funds to Nursing Homes, Senior...

“As coronavirus cases continue to spike in nursing homes across the country, I am writing to urge you to consider dedicating a significant amount of the remaining money in the Provider Relief Fund to help nursing homes and other senior care facilities combat this deadly disease. With now more than 100,000 Americans deaths from the coronavirus linked to long-term care facilities, it’s clear that protecting our seniors must be one of the highest priorities,” Buchanan wrote Azar on Tuesday. 
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Stephanie Murphy Wins a Third Term in Congress

With 90 percent of the vote in, Murphy took 55 percent of the vote, enough to beat Republican Dr. Leo Valentin who pulled 43 percent. The rest of the vote went to businessman Bill Garlington who was running with no party affiliation. 
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After Confrontation With AOC, Ted Yoho Turns Attention Back to Helping Taiwan

Yoho missed a vote on the first federal minibus after his exchange with Ocasio-Cortez but introduced the “Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act,” which his office insisted, “would clarify and strengthen the commitment of the United States to defend Taiwan in the event of an armed attack.” The North Florida congressman leads Republicans on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. 

Brian Mast Introduces the Fairness for Early Withdrawers Act

Mast insists the bill, “would ensure that individuals are able to re-contribute all 2020 required minimum distributions back into their retirement accounts.”

Ross Spano Wants Tax Credit for Companies to Expand Telework Options to Deal With...

Spano introduced the “Safeguarding Americans from Epidemics (SAFE) at Work Act" on Thursday. According to the congressman’s office, the bill “aims to incentivize employers to expand telework options so that more Americans are able to work from home, preventing further spread of COVID-19.”
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Vern Buchanan Helps Get ‘Know Your Social Security Act’ to House Floor

On Wednesday, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, on which Buchanan sits, passed the “Know Your Social Security Act,” which, according to the Florida Republican’s office “helps Americans plan for retirement by making it easier to access critical information about their Social Security earnings, contributions and future benefits.” The bill now heads to the House floor. 
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Stephanie Murphy: FEMA Sending $17.5 Million to Central Florida for Hurricane Irma Reimbursements

The funds come from FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Seminole County will receive almost $14.5 million while Orlando will get $3 million. 

Vern Buchanan: Congress Needs to Follow Donald Trump in Cracking Down on MS-13 and...

Earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, noted that there are reports of MS-13 gang members targeting police officers, saying it underscores why Congress needs to pass his “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.” 

Vern Buchanan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Want to Extend Drilling Ban Off Florida Coast Through...

Buchanan and Wasserman Schultz brought back the “Marine Oil Spill Prevention Act” which extends the moratorium another five years. 
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Vern Buchanan Wants FCC to Crack Down on Robocalls

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, announced he was backing U.S. Rep. David Kustoff’s, R-Tenn., “Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act.”

Vern Buchanan Ready to Help Donald Trump Get USMCA Through Congress to Replace NAFTA

Buchanan appeared on “Varney & Co." on Fox Business on Wednesday and weighed in on a meeting he had with Trump on the matter on Tuesday.