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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.
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.
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.