In The News
By Gene Wexler
House Republicans voted down a spending bill dealing with domestic energy and water programs after Democrats added an LGBT amendment at the last minute.
The amendment would have banned discrimination by federal contractors against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers.
Democrats are insisting that Congress give President Obama every penny he’s asking for to effectively combat the Zika virus in the United States, congressional Republicans are pushing less costly legislation and a veterinarian-turned-congressman says education and common sense will do a lot more to protect women and children than more government spending.
LIVE OAK, Fla. — U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho hiked with around 30 opponents to the Sabal Trail pipeline through Suwannee River State Park’s Big Oak Trail in north Florida to look at sinkholes near the proposed route.
California lawmakers, distressed by the number of veterans experiencing difficulties accessing benefits, want to use their congressional allowance to pay to train members of their staffs to access veterans’ records.
Looking to speed up the backlog of VA claims, two Florida congressmen teamed up this week on a bill giving congressional offices read only access on claims.
On May 4, 27 Members of Congress, led by Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL), sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama urging him to maintain his opposition to the transfer shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles (“MANPADS”) to Syrian combatants.
Rand Paul, Ted Yoho and Chris Murphy
Saying it’s long past time for the legislative branch to rein in President Obama and his successors, a conservative Republican congressman is bringing forth legislation to create a new permanent House committee to stop the president from exceeding the powers outlined in the Constitution.
Death and taxes — you can't escape either and both are events we can do without. Whether you filed your income taxes early or waited till the last minute, tax day casts a dark shadow on your calendar. In a perfect world, the Internal Revenue Service would not exist and tax day would just be another day.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The Jacksonville Port Authority unveiled Monday a new facility it is calling a game changer for the River City’s global trade competitiveness.
The first rail cargo operations are getting underway at the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF). The $30 million facility was funded through state and federal grants.