Congress

Florida Legislature (Source: David Sutta/CBS4)

Florida House Approves New Map For Congressional Districts

The Florida House, controlled by Republicans, approved a new map of congressional districts in the state.

08/18/2015

Florida Lottery (Source: Florida Lottery)

Lottery Exploring Ticket Sales Online And At Bank Machines

Purchasing a lottery ticket online, or at ticket terminals, could soon be a thing.

07/30/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Florida Congressional Delegation Will See Upheaval In 2016

A court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps may cause some upheaval in Florida’s representation in Washington, especially for some with presidential ambitions like Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

07/28/2015

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Randal Hill on Running For Congress: ‘I’m Gonna Win’

Randal “Thrill” Hill holds quite the diverse resume for a retired football legend. After the electric wideout departed the University of Miami as a national champion, he played professionally and then became a federal agent for the Department […]

WQAM–07/09/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Florida Senate Sends President, Congress A Message On Iran

The Florida Senate wants new economic sanctions against Iran if the country doesn’t agree its nuclear program won’t be used for weapons. The Senate has sent that clear message to President Barack Obama and Congress.

04/23/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Chief: Gyrocopter Came In ‘Under The Radar’

A friend of a Florida postal worker who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is saying his friend, who he considers “a patriot,” came up with the idea a year ago.

04/16/2015

A mini helicopter or gyrocopter that landed on the US Capitol South Lawn area is viewed April 15, 2015, in Washington, DC. A man flying a mini helicopter illegally landed his aircraft on the west lawn of the US Capitol Wednesday, triggering street closures around the building and prompting a police investigation."The US Capitol Police continues to investigate, with one person detained," USCP officer Shennell Antrobus told AFP.
A robotic police device was seen close to the mini helicopter, apparently inspecting it. (Photo Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Florida Man Arrested After Landing On U.S. Capitol Lawn

A Florida man is under arrest after landing his one person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) speaks with US President Barack Obama (R) on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas at the ATLAPA Convention center on April 11, 2015 in Panama City. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Cubans To Open Talks About US Fugitives As Ties Warm

U.S. and Cuba are set to talk about two of America’s most wanted fugitives now that Cuba has been taken off the state sponsors of terrorism list, the State Department announced Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Marco Rubio, United States Senator (Source: CBS4)

Marco Rubio Facing Pressure To Run For Senate Re-Election

There’s still a big decision looming for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

02/19/2015

Grasslands In California (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

$372.5M In Federal Funds Awarded To Conservation Projects

Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.

01/14/2015

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