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Sean Trende: The Senate Seats Most Likely To Flip in 2022

The 2022 United States Senate elections can best be thought of as the classic battle between the irresistible force and the immovable object. The irresistible force is the playing field. President Joe Biden’s job...

Gus Bilirakis: Congress Needs to Pass School Suicide Prevention Bill

With Tuesday being World Teen Mental Wellness Day, Bilirakis showcased a proposal he is backing to “encourage schools to implement evidence-based suicide prevention training for students in grades 6 through 12.”

Gus Bilirakis Champions the ‘Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s, D-NC, ‘Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.”

Greg Steube Brings Back the ‘Free Veterans From Fees Act’

Steube rounded up more than a dozen sponsors including U.S. Reps. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., is the main co-sponsor.
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South Florida Congressional Reps Continue to Champion the Comprehensive Breast Reconstructive Act

U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., introduced the bill back in October and he brought it back at the end of last month.
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Florida’s Senators Back Lindsey Graham’s ‘Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act’

Graham weighed in last week as he introduced the bill which has no chance of passing either of the chambers of Congress since they are under Democratic control.

Florida Senators Back Avril Haines to Serve as Director of National Intelligence

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined the overwhelming majority of their colleagues in confirming President Joe Biden’s choice of Avril Haines to serve as Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
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Trump Allies Remain in Charge of Florida GOP

After a pro-Trump violent mob stormed the Capitol two weeks ago, leading to the deaths of five people including a Capitol police officer, the departing president’s standing has declined in the polls. With the U.S. House having impeached Trump for a second time, the Republican ranks on Capitol Hill are cracking though probably not enough to convict him in a trial in the U.S. Senate. 

Florida Congressional Republicans Call on Senate Committee to Press Biden Appointees on Cuba, Venezuela

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter. 
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Marco Rubio Readies Bid for a Third Term in the Senate

Rubio weighed in this week on the recent election results and insisted he was ready to face the Democrats in 2022. 
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