The Number One Destination for Jobs


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 Read more

Another Record Year


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 Read more

Congressman Ross Joins Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing


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 Read more

Rubio Comments On Elections In Israel


Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today regarding the parliamentary elections in Israel: “Today’s parliamentary elections in Israel remind Read more

Florida Gov. pushing cut in taxes on cellphones, cable TV


TALLAHASSEE Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who tried unsuccessfully during his first term to dramatically cut back taxes for the state’s businesses and corporations, is Read more

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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…


Rubio Comments On Elections In Israel

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today regarding the parliamentary elections in Israel: “Today’s parliamentary elections in Israel remind us of what unites our two countries and what distinguishes Israel, as the only true democracy in the Middle East, from its neighbors.  Millions of Israelis took to the polls to choose their representatives, and ultimately shape the government that will guide their country in the coming years. “Now that the Israeli people have made their decisions, it is time for the Israeli political process to work.  Whatever the outcome of that process, the United States will…


Relief from Hidden Taxes Filed by Senator John Legg & Representative Danny Burgess

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Excerpt: (Pasco County – January 27) – Senator John Legg and Representative Danny Burgess filed legislation that simplifies how Florida calculates sales tax. Under current law, items subject to sales tax are charged the tax percentage for each full dollar amount and the partial cents are divided into tax brackets. Senate Bill 506 and House Bill 355 would eliminate the sales tax brackets and would simply multiply the purchase amount by the sales tax rate, rounding down to the nearest whole cent. The sales tax brackets often charge higher percentages than the sales tax amount, effectively becoming a hidden tax to the…


Rubio Introduces Bill Preventing Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts Of Insurance Companies Under ObamaCare

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today introduced The ObamaCare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act, a bill that would eliminate a provision of ObamaCare that allows for taxpayer-funded bailouts of insurance companies at the Obama Administration’s sole discretion. This is the first piece of legislation introduced by Rubio in the 114th Congress. The bill would repeal section 1342 of ObamaCare, which establishes a risk corridor program to distribute money from exchange plans that earned profits to exchange plans that suffered losses. However, the risk corridor program was not designed to be budget neutral, and section 1342 of ObamaCare puts the…


Rooney Op-ed: “Underwhelming Force a Doomed Strategy vs. the Islamic State”

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Excerpt: “The early evidence indicates that this strategy is succeeding.” These are the words of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, defending President Obama’s strategy to address the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Let’s review some of that early evidence. As I write this, Islamic State jihadists in Iraq have expanded their territory to include land near Baghdad, and they are consolidating control of the large Anbar Province. In Syria, the Islamic State fighters are laying siege to the Turkish border city of Kobani, which may very soon fall under their control….


RUBIO COMMENTS ON REPORTED KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST STEVEN SOTLOFF BY ISIL

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Excerpt: RUBIO COMMENTS ON REPORTED KILLING OF AMERICAN JOURNALIST STEVEN SOTLOFF BY ISIL For Immediate Release Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Contacts: Alex Conant/Brooke Sammon 202-224-3041 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the reported killing of Steven Sotloff, an American journalist from Florida, by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group: “Steven Sotloff was a man of enormous courage and decency. Through his journalism, he demonstrated deep personal compassion toward the Middle East and its people. He hoped to shine a light on both the good and the bad of the region – to show…


Congressman Tom Rooney Announces Mobile Office Hours In Sun City Center

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Excerpt: 08/22/14 Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Tom Rooney (FL-17) today announced that his staff will host Mobile Office Hours in Sun City Center on Tuesday, August 26 for constituents who need assistance with federal agencies. Members of Congressman Rooney’s staff will be on hand to help resolve issues with the VA, the Social Security Administration and other federal agencies on a first-come, first-served basis. All residents of Florida’s 17th district are welcome to attend. Event Details WHAT: Rooney Staff Mobile Office Hours WHERE: Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce …


Ross Named Senior Deputy Whip of House Republican Conference

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Excerpt: U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross (FL-15) was named a top leader in the U.S. House of Representatives and announced as a member of the five-person Senior Deputy Whip Team for the House Republican Conference by Majority Whip-elect Steve Scalise (LA-01). Scalise also named Reps. Kristi Noem (SD-At Large); Aaron Schock (IL-18); Steve Stivers (OH-15); and Ann Wagner (MO-02) as Senior Deputy Whips. Rep. Patrick McHenry (NC-10) will be the Chief Deputy Whip. “I am honored to have the chance to serve as a Senior Deputy Whip,” said Ross. “Back in 2010, I was brought to Washington to make a change. This is…