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Rep. Demings Honors Juneteenth on House Floor

Washington, D.C.: Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) last night spoke on the House floor in recognition of Juneteenth. Juneteenth will be celebrated on Saturday, June 19. Rep. Demings extolled listeners to “carry the torch of freedom” in what Coretta Scott King called the “never-ending” struggle for freedom in every generation. Full video of Rep. Demings’ remarks can…

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Rep. Demings’ Transportation Funding Advances

Washington, D.C.: Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today announced that funding for five transportation infrastructure projects will be included in the markup on the INVEST Act, which will occur this Wednesday. Said Rep. Demings, “I am glad to announce that major investments to improve Central Florida’s transportation infrastructure are successfully moving through Congress. I chose these projects for…

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Rep. Liz Cheney Joins Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. –– Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation on June 7, 2021, welcomed Congresswoman Liz Cheney to their distinguished roster. In a unanimous vote at the Board of Trustees’ annual meeting Monday, the Wyoming representative became the second Cheney to serve on the board. Her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney,…

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US has Recovered Ransom Payment Made After Pipeline Hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has recovered the majority of a multimillion-dollar ransom payment to hackers after a cyberattack that caused the operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline to halt its operations last month, officials said Monday. The operation to recover the cryptocurrency from the Russia-based hacker group is believed to be the…

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State Rep. Daisy Morales Applauds Biden’s Plan to Recruit Barbershops in Vaccination Effort

ORLANDO, Fla. – State Representative Daisy Morales (D- Orlando) applauds President Joe Biden’s decision to recruit barbershops and beauty salons in an effort to get more Americans vaccinated against COVID-19. President Biden announced his “Shots at the Shop” initiative Tuesday afternoon. President Biden shared in his speech: “In the spirit of meeting people where they are, we’ll also be working with the…

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Biden doubling spending to prepare for hurricanes, storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that he’s doubling U.S. emergency spending to help communities prepare for hurricanes and other extreme weather events, while launching a new effort at NASA to better understand and track the impact of climate change. The $1 billion in spending is a small fraction of what the U.S.…

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Biden won’t allow Justice Dept. to seize reporters’ records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says he won’t allow the Department of Justice to seize journalists’ phone records and emails, calling the practice “wrong” in a significant departure from his predecessors. “Absolutely, positively, it’s wrong. It’s simply, simply wrong,” he told a reporter Friday at the White House. His comments come as CNN reported Thursday that…

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