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Florida Congresswoman Val Deming’s State of the Union Reaction

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Val Demings today attended President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union Address. Said Rep. Demings, “I considered it my duty to represent my constituents at the speech this evening, but I have been shocked to see the unrelenting disfigurement of American values and institutions by this administration and its enablers in Congress.…

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on new steps to help prevent new addiction, curb abuse and overdose related to opioid products

SILVER SPRING, Md. (FNN NEWS) /FDA/ — The issue of opioid misuse and abuse remains one of my highest priorities and we believe it’s going to take carefully developed, sustained, and coordinated action by everyone involved to reduce the tide of opioid addiction and death afflicting our communities; while maintaining appropriate prescribing for patients in…

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Senators strike a deal re-opening government after 69 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues.…

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Prosecutors in pot-friendly states will decide on crackdown

DENVER (AP) — Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states’ top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers. When he rescinded the Justice Department’s previous…

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Democrat Jones officially declared winner over Roy Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones’ historic victory over Republican Roy Moore was declared official Thursday as Alabama election officials certified him the winner of the special Senate election earlier this month, despite claims of voter irregularities from his opponent. Jones defeated Moore on Dec. 12 by about 22,000 votes in a stunning victory…

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Reps. Jerry Nadler and Val Demings Dems Choice For Powerful House Judiciary Committee

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The Democratic caucus voted Wednesday morning for a new ranking member and a replacement member to serve on the powerful House Judiciary Committee. Democrats selected Congressman Jerry Nadler of New York to replace former Congressman John Conyers of Michigan as the new ranking member on the Committee. Congresswoman Val Demings, a former Orlando…

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House Passes Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson Language to Protect Seniors in Nursing Homes during Natural Disasters

Washington, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4667, an $81 billion disaster aid package.  The package includes language provided by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson to protect seniors in nursing homes during natural disasters. “Hurricanes are as much a part of Florida’s ecosystem as its coral reefs, so we must be as proactive as…

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Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans’ massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown. Trump said he wanted to sign the tax bill before leaving Washington on…

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Vote Scheduled for Daycare Vehicle Child Safety Alarm Act

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) will present the Child Safety Alarm…

Gov. Scott to Travel to Puerto Rico February 5

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will travel to Puerto Rico on…

Attorney General Bondi Backs Andrew Fay For Florida Public Service Commission Seat

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi today issued the following statement congratulating Special Counsel to the…

Gov. Scott Directs FDOT to Implement Evacuation and Fuel Capacity Improvements During Emergencies

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to implement…

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VIDEO: Black History Month Spotlight Bronze Kingdom Art Gallery Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) In celebration of Black History Month, Florida National News lifestyle reporter…

11 Little-Known Orlando Theme Park Experiences

ORLANDO, Fla., /Visit Orlando/ -- To celebrate the unparalleled collection of unique experiences that can be…

Busch Gardens Celebrates The Return Of Preschool Card With Sesame Street Safari Of Fun Pirate Parrrrrty!

TAMPA, Fla. – Back by popular demand, Florida preschoolers can now enjoy all Busch Gardens® Tampa…

SeaWorld Offers Free Admission for Florida Preschoolers

ORLANDO, Fla. – Now through December 31, 2018, Florida kids ages five and younger can…

Macklemore, Sean Paul and Fifth Harmony Among Stars Performing Live at Universal Orlando Resort’s 2018 Mardi Gras Celebration

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando Resort today announced the headlining acts of its 2018 Mardi Gras…

Winners Announced for the 2018 Levitt AMP [Your City] Grant Awards

LOS ANGELES, (FNN NEWS) -- Today, the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation awarded $375,000 in matching grants…

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