Florida Democrats

Workers protest end of $600 unemployment supplement; jobless in FL stuck with lowest benefit in nation

BY: - July 31, 2020

Workers in Miami protested Friday against losing federal Unemployment Insurance benefits of $600 weekly that jobless people were receiving in the pandemic economy due to massive job losses. The four-month-old supplement ended Friday, with partisan fighting in Congress failing to create a replacement. The U.S. Department of Labor reports nearly 32 million Americans are out […]

A woman for VP? What about U.S. Rep. Val Demings of Florida?

BY: - March 13, 2020

WASHINGTON — Speculation about the Democratic Party’s vice presidential nominee is heating up — and a Florida lawmaker is at the center of the national conversation. After only two terms in federal office, U.S. Rep. Val Demings is among those who are being mentioned as possible running mates to former Vice President Joe Biden, the […]

Florida Dems fume as Bernie Sanders gains steam

BY: - February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON — South Florida Rep. Donna Shalala was quick to lash out against Bernie Sanders on Twitter. It was Sunday night, and Sanders — fresh off a decisive win in the Nevada Democratic caucus — said it’s “unfair” to contend that everything was bad about the late Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro. “When Fidel Castro came […]

In impeachment trial, FL’s Val Demings contrasts roles played by Giuliani, Yovanovich, in Ukraine

BY: - January 24, 2020

Update: U.S. Rep. Val Demings was back before the U.S. Senate on Friday, assisting her fellow House impeachment managers present Article 2 of the case against President Trump – obstruction of Congress. “The second article of impeachment charges the president with misusing the powers of his high office to obstruct the House impeachment inquiry,” Demings […]

Campaign to pay college athletes may come to Florida

BY: - September 20, 2019

The Florida House’s Democratic leader plans to file legislation allowing college athletes to earn money through endorsement deals. Rep. Kionne McGhee of Cutler Bay said Friday that his bill would allow athletes to use their name, image, and likeness in advertising. “The NCAA regularly earns more than $1 billion per year, but these student athletes […]

Trump taking money from storm-damaged FL & Puerto Rico military bases to pay for border wall

BY: - September 5, 2019

Florida Democrats slammed President Donald Trump’s decision to shift $3.6 billion away from military construction projects to build a portion of his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall. Among the projects losing the funding is $17 million for a “crash and rescue” facility at Tyndall Air Force Base near Panama City. Hurricane Michael damaged the base in […]

COMMENTARY

What’s the Matter With Florida?

BY: - March 1, 2019

Last month as Ron DeSantis was sworn in as the 46th Governor of Florida, Sunshine State Democrats were hanging their heads in disbelief, having once again lost a critical statewide race by the slimmest of margins. Democrats across the country picked up six governorships and 40 U.S. House seats, yet Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum came […]

Florida Dems sign onto letter demanding an investigation into what led Homeland Security to kill key US immigration program

BY: and - December 5, 2018

Saying that the program has been abused, the Department of Homeland Security announced earlier this year it that would be moving to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants in the U.S. Under TPS, immigrants from countries that have suffered a natural or man-made disaster are allowed to live and work in the […]