A key state senator floated a last-ditch effort Thursday to strike a compromise with the House on new congressional districts, while voting-rights groups that challenged the current congressional map called for the Florida Supreme Court to take over the process.
The Florida House is moving ahead with a substantial overhaul of the state’s 27 congressional districts even though U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown criticized the move, stating it would disenfranchise black voters.
The Florida Legislature released a new congressional map that could alter the futures of the state’s U.S. House delegation.
The state’s highest court has ordered that at least eight congressional districts be redrawn because they don’t meet the requirements that prohibits political lines from being drawn to favor incumbents or a political party.
Each year and estimated 1.5 million people are victims of medical identify theft, which equates to $50 billion lost from Medicare annually due to fraud. Rep. Lois Frankel has unveiled the Fighting Medicare Fraud Act of 2014 as way to combat this issue.
A South Florida veteran will be in attendance when President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday. Jeff Colaiacovo, who served in the Army during Vietnam, will be the guest of Congresswoman Lois Frankel.
There’s positive economic news for Port Everglades. The Port is expanding as part of a project to help ports around the country accommodate vessels after the Panama Canal is widened in 2015.
With just hours to spare, Congress passed a plan to avoid a default and end a 16 day partial government shutdown. The votes came in late, but just in time to avoid the crisis. Just after midnight President Barack Obama signed the bill into law.
Christmas Eve 2009 was they day when the U.S. Senate passed the Affordable Care Act along party lines; Democrats for it and Republicans against it. Four years later—and a lot of political fighting—the same is still true.
Jim Defede is joined by Rep. Lois Frankel to discuss the big issues Congress is grappling with including immigration reform and tighter gun controls.