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Washington, D.C. – Today the House Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired by Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), passed two measures addressing state sponsors of terrorism and a bill to promote the role of women in resolving conflict. A summary of the committee action, including adopted amendments, is available HERE.
Florida congressman and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs weighs in on why this president would rather take on Republicans than extremists. He reacts to President Obama's comments about radical Islam and Paul Ryan's comments about the U.S. being at war with radical Islam — and not Islam in general. Fred Fleitz, former CIA analyst and former Col.
A Florida congressman is ripping into President Obama in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in Orlando over the weekend, saying Mr. Obama has failed to call out radical Islamic terrorism for what it is.
“We’re hearing the wrong signal out of this administration. President Obama owns this,” GOP Rep. Ted Yoho said this week on “Tim Constantine’s Capitol Hill Show.”
This week, the U.S. House passed the “Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act” (PROMESA) with the Florida delegation splitting on odd lines. The bill from U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisc., would let Puerto Rico restructure its $72 billion debt in return for more federal oversight of local affairs.
The Military Museum of North Florida and Reynolds Industrial Park on SR 16 in Green Cove Springs celebrated its 4th Annual Armed Forces Day Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22, 2016. The gates opened around 8:00 AM, two hours earlier than last year, and remained opened throughout the afternoon.
American flags speckled the Forest Meadows cemetery among bouquets of lilies and roses Monday as 400 people honored veterans at the funeral home’s Memorial Day ceremony.
The crowd quietly joined Dorene Webster in singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” and applauded as members of Milton Lewis Young Marines folded the flag.
It’s not every day that elected officials turn up at your birthday party, but that’s what state Rep. Keith Perry and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho did Saturday to honor a Gainesville veteran and new centenarian.
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.
Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 8:00 pm
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – Nearly an hour had passed since the two of them took off from Vero Beach, armed with only their uniforms, their uncontrollable grins and the knowledge that what they were doing was illegal.
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.