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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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