Articles in Category: 'Ander Crenshaw'

By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 19, 2011 3:55 AM

The new Republican majority in the U.S. House will vote Wednesday whether to repeal the health care law passed last year with the support of President Barack Obama. Florida’s congressional delegation is expected to mirror Congress as a whole and divide on partisan lines, with Republicans voting to repeal and Democrats voting to keep it in place.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 14, 2011 3:55 AM

Florida’s political leaders are continuing to pressure the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hoping that more than half of the state will be declared as a disaster area due to the inclement weather.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 10, 2011 12:38 PM

While Gov. Rick Scott issued an order Monday for all flags at state buildings to fly at half-staff this week in remembrance of victims of the mass shooting in Arizona, members of Florida’s congressional delegation weighed in on the tragic events.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 8, 2011 3:55 AM

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, R-Ky., chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, named members of his party to the various appropriations subcommittees Friday -- and three Florida Republicans won some plum assignments, giving the Sunshine State a large seat at the table when Congress sets federal expenditures.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: January 7, 2011 3:55 AM

The U.S. House members voted to trim their own office budgets by 5 percent on Thursday and Florida Republicans are insisting it's a good start to controlling federal spending.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 17, 2010 7:30 AM

After stalling in the afternoon, the U.S. House voted just after midnight Friday to extend tax cuts initially backed by George W. Bush in 2001 and 2003 for all Americans. The bill, which also extends jobless benefits, now moves to President Barack Obama’s desk.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 7, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Rick Scott vowed to meet with as many state legislators as possible before becoming governor in January and he continued that effort this weekend. Scott met with members of the Panhandle delegation in Shalimar on Sunday before heading down to Melbourne on Monday to meet with six members of the House.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: December 1, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Members of Florida’s congressional delegation are up in arms over the latest round of classified documents released by WikiLeaks, maintaining that the leaked information undermines American security and even calling for federal prosecution of WikiLeaks.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 11, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With more than 1.6 million veterans living in the Sunshine State, there will be a lot of ceremonies honoring them across Florida on Thursday as the nation celebrates Veterans Day.
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: November 3, 2010 1:38 AM

While there were some dramatic races in the Sunshine State, including some pivotal victories that helped Republicans take control of the U.S. House, most of the state’s congressional races were not particularly close.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 29, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With news emerging Thursday that he would appear on the cover of Time magazine, former House Speaker Marco Rubio, the Republican and leading candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate, continued reaching out to voters in North Florida. He attended events in the Panhandle on Wednesday and headed to Orange Park, Lake City and Ocala on Thursday. Rubio will focus on Central Florida during the weekend …
 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: October 27, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Mired in third place in the polls, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kendrick Meek unleashed a new line of attack against Republican Marco Rubio who is the clear front-runner in the race.
 
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