Tag: U.S. Congress

Scott PowersApril 19, 2017

With Democrats such as herself facing innumerable challenges in a President Donald Trump administration and Republican dominated Congress, U.S. Rep. Val Demings found triumphs – and joy – in moments of resistance. The freshman congresswoman from Orlando outlined her first 100 days on Capitol Hill Wednesday and looked ahead expressing her optimism and faith, particularly in the American […]

Scott PowersFebruary 28, 2017

U.S. Reps. Bill Posey and Brian Mast of Florida’s Atlantic Coast have pulled together a bipartisan “Congressional Estuary Caucus” to focus on environmental health and recovery of places such as the plagued Indian River Lagoon the two Republicans share. The caucus has pulled in at least 23 members so far including Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie […]

Scott PowersFebruary 9, 2017

Freshman U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy‘s professional background in the U.S. Department of Defense has led her to pick up two subcommittee posts overseeing military counter-terrorism and readiness efforts, her office announced Thursday. Murphy, the Winter Park Democrat who was appointed earlier this year to the House Armed Services Committee, has been assigned to seats on […]

Scott PowersJanuary 2, 2017

U.S. Rep.-elect Stephanie Murphy has named her top congressional staff while announcing she intends to maintain two district offices – in Orange and Seminole counties, Murphy, the Winter Park Democrat elected in November to represent Florida’s 7th Congressional District, announced that Brad Howard will serve as her chief of staff, John Laufer as her deputy […]

Scott PowersJune 22, 2016

Democratic State Sen. Darren Soto‘s relatively newfound commitment to gun control has won him another endorsement for his U.S. Congress election bid from a member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut. Himes, whose district is near but does not include Newtown, Connecticut, home of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, made news […]

Scott PowersFebruary 23, 2016

U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster‘s departure from Congressional District 10 is as much about the fact that his current district now is set up for minority representation as it is about its becoming a Democratic stronghold. The Winter Garden Republican ended months of speculation Monday when he announced that, because of redistricting, he would be switching […]

Scott PowersFebruary 18, 2016

Controversy over U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson’s hedge funds is narrowing to a simple question that has sparked serious speculation: Was the SEC filing for his only active investment fund supposed to indicate three investors or four? whether his SEC filing for his only active fund was supposed to report three, or four, investors. The question was raised regarding his Securities […]


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