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Voting by proxy becomes business as usual in the U.S. House, despite GOP grumbles

BY: - August 20, 2021

WASHINGTON — Data from roll call votes show that 171 U.S. House Democrats and 89 Republicans have voted by proxy at least once since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  authorized the pandemic-era practice beginning last year. Pelosi has now announced the extension of proxy voting until Oct. 1 as the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues […]

Capitol incursion didn’t deter these FL Republicans from voting against certification of Biden-Harris election

BY: - January 7, 2021

A dozen Republican lawmakers representing Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives voted against certifying Electoral College votes for President-elect Joe Biden, notwithstanding the riot at the Capitol on Wednesday that disrupted a joint session in Congress. Two Republican representatives from Florida voted against objections filed against results from Arizona and Pennsylvania — Vern Buchanan […]

Congress certifies Biden as president after rioting mob is driven from the Capitol

BY: - January 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — After a day of insurrection and deadly violence at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers early Thursday certified Electoral College votes declaring Joe Biden the winner of the November presidential election. But as they moved toward the certain outcome of victory for Biden, some Republicans backed away from their earlier objections to the certification. They […]

FL’s Barbara Lagoa will remain on 11th Circuit, but state Republicans happy with Trump’s Scotus pick

BY: - September 26, 2020

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa is not going to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. At least not yet. President Trump announced Saturday that his choice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg is not Lagoa but Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative jurist who serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, which […]

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 […]

FL’s Matt Gaetz gets aggressive with constitutional scholars during impeachment hearing in Judiciary Committee

BY: - December 4, 2019

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Florida attorney, rhetorically attacked constitutional law experts who testified against President Trump Wednesday as impeachment hearings moved to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. Gaetz, who represents the far western Florida Panhandle, seized upon campaign donations by some of the experts to Democrats; their earlier statements critical of Trump; both early […]

Meet the Florida lawmakers who’ll participate in U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings

BY: - December 4, 2019

Florida will be well represented on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee when it convenes Wednesday for impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, with three Democrats and two Republicans tying with Texas for the second-biggest number sitting on the panel. Only California, with six committee members, will be better represented. The committee is scheduled to begin […]

Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis calls Republican congressmen who opposed disaster aid “shameful”

BY: - June 4, 2019

More than seven months after Hurricane Michael devastated parts of Florida’s Panhandle, Congress has finally approved a financial disaster relief package that will bring billions of dollars of needed aid to the still struggling area. But two Florida Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives – Greg Steube from Southwest Florida and Francis Rooney from […]

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33 state attorneys general urging Congress to solve marijuana banking mess – but not FL AG Ashley Moody

BY: - May 9, 2019

(UPDATED) A bipartisan group of 33 state attorneys general sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, urging them to pass legislation to allow states that legalized marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system. But Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is not among them. Even though dozens of states – including Florida – […]