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Rubio, Colleagues Urge DOD to Explore Efforts to Reduce Prescription Drug Costs in Tricare

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined a bipartisan group of senators in urging U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis to consider a pilot program to improve access and reduce the costs of prescription drugs in the TRICARE program, which serves active duty military personnel, National Guard, reservists, retired servicemembers and their families. “We…

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U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy announces Over $1 Million in Grants for Universities in Central Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy from Winter Park, Fla., today announced that two universities in her central Florida district will be receiving over $1 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando will receive $772,500 in grant funding, while Rollins College in Winter…

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Soto and Yoho Introduce Bill to Preserve Program that Strengthens U.S. and Israel Agricultural Economies

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Congressmen Darren Soto (D-FL) and Ted Yoho (R-FL) introduced the United States-Israel Agriculture Strategic Partnership Act, (H.R. 2659) a bipartisan bill that permanently authorizes the U.S.-Israel Binational Agricultural Research and Development (BARD) program, founded 40 years ago. “BARD advances research that feeds and enriches our two countries. This bill puts BARD on a firm…

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Appeals Courts Deals Blow To Trump Administration Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six-Muslim majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that blocks the Republican’s administration from temporarily suspending new visas…

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Congresswoman Val Demings Responds to CBO Score on AHCA

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, responds to the Congressional Budget Office score released Wednesday, which shows 14 million people will lose health care in 2018, and 23 million will be without healthcare by 2026. “House Republicans pushed this bill through recklessly, hiding from Americans what we knew to be true, this bill will…

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announces his intention to nominate Kathleen Troia (“K.T.”) McFarland to be the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore. Ms. McFarland currently serves as Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor. As a highly-respected national security professional, Ms. McFarland has provided extensive analysis for Fox News.…

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Trump to Nominate former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s wife Callista Gingrich as Vatican Ambassador

WASHINGTON – President Donald J. Trump announces intent to nominate Callista L. Gingrich of Virginia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See, according to a statement released by The White House. Ms. Gingrich has been the President and CEO of Gingrich Productions, a multimedia production and consulting…

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Trump Response to Appointment of Special Counsel

WASHINGTON – As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know – there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity.  I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.  In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to…

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POLITICS & POWER

Orlando City Commissioner Jim Gray Endorses Chadwick Hardee for Orange…

ORLANDO, Fla. (August 15) - Jim Gray, Orlando City Commissioner for District 1, today announced…

Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange…

U.S. NEWS

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…

VIDEO: New Smokey Bear Digital-First Creative Highlights Lesser Known Wildfire…

WASHINGTON, (FNN NEWS) -- In honor of Smokey Bear's 73rd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters launched new digital-first videos and artwork inspired by beloved Smokey Bear posters to raise awareness of lesser known wildfire starts in an effort to decrease human-caused wildfires. The new artwork was created…

Orlando Labor Day Deals

ORLANDO, Fla., (FNN NEWS) -- Signaling the end of the summer travel season, Labor Dayweekend is the ideal time for travelers seeking a last-minute getaway at great prices. In Orlando, Labor Day weekend is traditionally the most affordable holiday weekend of the year offering savings on average of 10-30 percent over other holiday weekends such…

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Judge's Ruling A Victory For Lake Pickett's Residents "See Order"

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - Administrative Law Judge Suzanne Van Wyk ruling gave Lake Pickett's residents a victory against Orange County Friday. The judge ruled that Lake Pickett South Development – also known as “The Grow” – is inconsistent with Rural Service Area development patterns. Commissioner Emily Bonilla Statement "I am very pleased with the results of the order. Finally, after over three…

Supervisor Daisy Morales Appointed To Florida Urban Forestry Council

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) - The Honorable Daisy Morales, an elected Supervisor with the Orange Soil & Water Conservation District was recently appointed to Florida Urban Forestry Council during the August 9th meeting in Sumterville, Florida. “I look forward to working with the council members to find new ways to promote the organization and create public awareness about urban forestry in Florida,”…

State Senator Victor Torres and Representative Amy Mercardo To Hold…

KISSIMMEE. Fla. (FNN NEWS) - State Senator Victor Torres, Jr., and House Representative Amy Mercardo (D-Orlando) will be holding a community roundtable on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 6:30pm at Meadow Woods Community Center, 1751 Rhode Island Circle, Orlando FL 32824. We will have representatives from Orange County Sheriff's Department, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Courts and…

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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…

Florida school board will challenge new charter school law

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida school district is challenging a new state law that steers more money to privately-run charter schools. The Sun Sentinel reported Wednesday that the Broward County School Board voted to sue over the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. An attorney working for the district said that other school…

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