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The CBCF 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, September 20 to 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN NEWS) — The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and CBC members kick off the 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC., Wednesday morning. The annual event is scheduled from September 20 to 24. The Annual Legislative Conference is considered the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community.…

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[OPINION] Supporting President Trump Doesn’t Make You a Racist!

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – The events of Charlottesville, Virginia were tragic and unfortunate–a young life taken all too soon while exercising her First Amendment right to free speech. Tragic, as well, is the desire to lump together all white Americans that voted for and continue to support President Donald Trump as instigators and supporters…

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Trump spat with Senate leader complicates tough agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell come at the worst possible time, if the president’s goal is actually to accomplish the agenda on health care, infrastructure and taxes he’s goading his GOP ally to pass. Congress, now on its August recess, will return to confront a brutal September workload…

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Congressman Darren Soto Statement On Proposed Legislation To Limit Legal Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Darren Soto released the following statement after Republican Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a proposal to drastically reduce legal immigration into the United States: “The RAISE Act is a flagrant attack on legal immigration; it goes against American values…

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Rubio, Nelson Introduce Legislation to Improve Florida Fisheries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) today introduced the Florida Fisheries Improvement Act, legislation that would enhance, protect and sustain Florida’s fishery resources and the communities that rely on them. “Fishing remains an integral part of Florida’s history, economy and allure for residents and visitors alike,” said Rubio. “This bipartisan bill reflects…

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US Senator Bill Nelson: Congress approves seven new VA facilities in Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate late last night unanimously approved legislation authorizing seven new major VA medical facilities in Florida. The legislation, approved by a voice vote yesterday, included language originally sponsored by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) authorizing the General Services Administration to execute 28 new leases for major VA medical facilities around the…

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Key Rubio Provisions for Everglades Restoration Included in Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. – The Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which includes key provisions proposed by U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) that would help advance critical Everglades restoration projects to benefit South Florida’s environment and economy, and help protect drinking water supplies. Specifically, the bill includes funding for environmental…

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Spicer resigns as White House press secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s embattled spokesman during the first six months of his presidency, is resigning his position, according to two people with knowledge of the decision. Spicer’s decision appears to be linked to the appointment of a new White House communications director, New York financier Anthony…

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Congressman Darren Soto Helps Secure Nearly $675,000 For Haines City Fire Rescue

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that Haines City Fire Rescue will receive a $674,978 grant to fund the hiring of additional firefighters and emergency medical technicians. During Soto’s first week in Congress, he directed staff to contact the Haines City Fire Chief regarding this opportunity and advice on how to apply.…

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AARP Launches Campaign to Root Out Social Media Scams

WASHINGTON (FNN NEWS) -- AARP -- With scams and fraud schemes proliferating on social media, the AARP Fraud Watch Network has launched a campaign to educate Americans about social media hazards and provide information about how they can protect themselves. "Scammers have been using email and telephone calls to target unsuspecting victims for years.  Now, with…

Apple Pay, Android Pay and other forms of contactless payment…

BATAVIA, Ill., (FNN NEWS) -- ALDI Inc.  -- Committed to making grocery shopping smart, fast and easy, ALDI now accepts Apple Pay, Android Pay and all other forms of contactless payment. ALDI, known for its super-speedy checkout process, will offer the new payment option at all of its nearly 1,700 stores nationwide. "We're continually innovating to…

The CBCF 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, September 20…

WASHINGTON, DC (FNN NEWS) -- The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and CBC members kick off the 47th Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC., Wednesday morning. The annual event is scheduled from September 20 to 24. The Annual Legislative Conference is considered the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the…

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“I-4 for Puerto Rico” Hurricane Relief Drive Kicks-Off, Saturday, September…

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) -- Randy Ross --  What began as a relief effort for Texas in “I-4 for Texas” 3 weeks ago, morphed into “I-4 for Florida” following hurricane Irma, and is now “I-4 for Puerto Rico.” The donation drive kicks-off Saturday, September 23rd, with multiple drop points for the convenience of donors.  “Our community is stepping up yet again. …

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual…

POOLE, England (FNN NEWS) -- Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany's LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group (LONDON: MERL) announced today. Developed under the supervision of…

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Discovery Village at the Forum Celebrates Brand New Independent Living…

FORT MYERS, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Discovery Village At The Forum, one of the top senior living communities in Southwest Florida, hosted a formal ribbon cutting ceremony on August 2nd to celebrate the completion of the area's newest, and most luxurious, independent living community. Discovery Village at the Forum's new independent living community is owned and operated by award-winning Discovery…

Medicaid cut in GOP health bill worries the nursing home…

Amy Bernard and her brother kept their mother out of a nursing home as long as they could, until Parkinson's and dementia took their toll and she was seriously injured in a fall. Bernard is happy with her mother’s nursing home care, but it comes at a steep price: $7,000 per month, an amount that would…

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