Facing South Florida: The Syrian Refugee VoteOn Thursday, Lawmakers in the U.S. House voted to essentially halt a program aimed at resettling thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homeland.
McCarthy Abruptly Withdraws Candidacy For House SpeakerConfronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress.
Senators Raise Objections As Special Session StartsSenators scolded the Florida Supreme Court for trampling on their First Amendment rights as lawmakers began a special session Monday aimed at redrawing congressional districts the court said were gerrymandered to help the Republican Party.
Curbelo Defeats Garcia For U.S. House SeatU.S. Rep. Joe Garcia conceded to Republican challenger Carlos Curbelo Tuesday night.
Probe Of Ex-Florida Congressman Hinges On Friend Amid a criminal investigation, the fate of ex-Florida Congressman David Rivera, may rely mostly on a woman who was his close friend.
Senate United, House Divided Over Payroll Tax CutWhile both Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson supported a temporary payroll tax cut extension; Florida’s house delegation rejected the bill along party lines.
Debt Deal May Be Close At HandThe U.S. Senate fell short of passing a plan to cap the debt ceiling Sunday, but legislators on Capitol Hill vowed to move forward toward reaching a deal before Tuesday at midnight.