Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions


Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions BY KAREN JAROCH Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: July 28, 2015 With all Read more

Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding


Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding Governor Rick Scott today signed legislation to protect Florida families at Drug Read more

RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL


RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement following yesterday’s vote at Read more

RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS


RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS  Rubio: “We cannot allow America's security to be outsourced to the Read more

RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT


For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Contact: Brooke Sammon 202-224-3041  RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Read more

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Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions

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Excerpt: Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions BY KAREN JAROCH Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: July 28, 2015 With all the talk about raising gas taxes, what if you could pay less at the pump? With passage of H.R. 2716 — the Transportation Empowerment Act — this could be possible. H.R. 2716 would devolve the responsibility for our surface transportation programs (including transit) to the states by incrementally decreasing the federal gas tax over five years from 18.3 cents to 3.7 cents per gallon. That reduction would empower the states to fund and manage it — not…


Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding

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Excerpt: Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding Governor Rick Scott today signed legislation to protect Florida families at Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. He also highlighted funding for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Governor Scott signed HB 1325 and HB 1327 to protect the privacy of victims of human trafficking. Governor Scott said, “As a father of two daughters and a grandfather, I take the health and safety of Florida’s families seriously. We’ve made great progress in making our communities safer…


RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL

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Excerpt: RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement following yesterday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council lifting international sanctions on Iran: “Monday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council laying the groundwork for lifting UN sanctions on Iran is a blatant circumvention by President Obama of the American people’s representatives, who have yet to even receive a briefing on this deal. Despite the UN’s action, it is important to realize that U.S. sanctions against Iran will remain the law of our land, regardless of what the UN Security…


RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS

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Excerpt: RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS  Rubio: “We cannot allow America’s security to be outsourced to the United Nations.” Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s attempt to pursue a United Nations Security Council resolution to implement the Iran nuclear agreement before the American people have had a chance to approve it through their representatives in Congress:  “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Obama Administration is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution rubber-stamping the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week. The…


RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT

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Excerpt: For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Contact: Brooke Sammon 202-224-3041  RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today introduced a Senate joint resolution disapproving the U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement President Obama submitted to Congress in April.  “Even as this Administration’s disregard for longstanding U.S. nonproliferation norms has reached a new level with their flawed deal with Iran, I find it unbelievable that the Obama Administration has submitted a new nuclear cooperation agreement with China to Congress given recent Chinese behavior,” said…


RUBIO COMMENTS ON OBAMA’S NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today commented on the Obama Administration’s announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran:  “I have said from the beginning of this process that I would not support a deal with Iran that allows the mullahs to retain the ability to develop nuclear weapons, threaten Israel, and continue their regional expansionism and support for terrorism. Based on what we know thus far, I believe that this deal undermines our national security. President Obama has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness, giving concession after concession to…


RUBIO COMMENTS ON EXPANSION OF “PAY AS YOU EARN” PROGRAM

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today commented on the Obama Administration’s expansion of the “Pay As You Earn” program: “Today’s announcement to allow more Americans to repay their federal student loans through the Pay As You Earn program is the wrong solution for helping borrowers. The Department of Education’s multiple student loan repayment programs remain overly complex, administratively complicated and continue to offer generous forgiveness that may be fiscally unsustainable in years ahead. “A better, more fiscally responsible approach is the Dynamic Student Loan Repayment Act, which I have proposed with Senator Mark Warner to simplify income-based repayment programs…


The Number One Destination for Jobs

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Excerpt: Today we were excited to announce that Florida business created more than 29,000 jobs in the month of March, which brings our statewide total to 841,100 private-sector jobs created since December 2010. Florida has now recovered all of the private-sector jobs lost from 2006-2010, and surpassed the previous peak private-sector employment in March 2007. This incredible growth in our state means more opportunities for Floridians to find jobs and provide for their families, and we will keep doing everything we can to make Florida the number one destination for jobs. Have a great weekend. …


Another Record Year

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Excerpt: From the Desk of Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Dear Friends,    Florida’s rich agricultural bounty is not only enjoyed in our homes, restaurants and school cafeterias throughout Florida, but also it provides food and fiber to more than 160 countries around the globe. This week, we announced that international exports of Florida agricultural products increased last year to $4.2 billion, an all-time record. In fact, this is the third year in a row that Florida exports have exceeded $4 billion. Every day our state exports goods like meat, fruit, vegetables, nuts and juice – a lot of juice. Orange juice is the state’s number one…


Congressman Ross Joins Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing

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Excerpt: WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, and a member of the House Committee on Financial Services, was appointed to the Bipartisan Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing. “Radical terrorist organizations like the Islamic State have numerous financial resources that have perpetuated their use of terror and rise in power in unstable regions of the Middle East,” said Ross. “Our goal is to choke off funding to these groups who wish to do harm to Americans and our allies abroad. I want to thank Chairman Hensarling for appointing me to this newly formed Task Force. I look forward to working with my colleagues to improve our…