Month: February 2017

Brian Mast, Bill Posey Team Up for Caucus to Clean Up Indian River Lagoon

Two Florida congressmen are teaming up to form a new Congressional caucus focused on the Sunshine State’s very own Indian River Lagoon. U.S. Reps. Brian Mast and Bill Posey have joined forces to create the new Congressional Estuary Caucus, which will focus on keeping clean water on the Treasure Coast. “Our waterways are central to the quality of life and the economy on the Treasure Coast.  Keeping our water clean is an issue that transcends party lines—it affects all of our families,” Mast said.  “I’ve committed to work with members of both parties to keep our water clean, and this...

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NEW: Frankel, Democratic women to wear white during Trump speech

U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel will join a group of Democratic congresswomen in wearing white — a show of support for women’s rights — to President Donald Trump’s first address before a joint session of Congress. The move by the House Democratic Women’s Working Group, for which Frankel serves as chair, mirrors a similar demonstration from Trump’s inaugural, when Frankel and several other Democrats wore pink. White was chosen because it was the official color of the suffragette movement, the group said in a news release. U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, left, is joined by other Democratic House members in wearing...

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Rubio Files Bill to Rename Street Outside Russian Embassy After Slain Putin Critic

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has filed legislation to name a street in front of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C., after one of Vladimir Putin’s slain opponents.  Rubio’s proposal would name the street “Boris Nemtsov Plaza,” after a Boris Nemstov, a vocal opposition leader against Putin. He was assassinated in 2015. “He was just one of Vladimir Putin’s critics who have wound up dead or hospitalized as the regime cracks down on any opposition and rules Russian with an iron fist,” Rubio said. “The creation of ‘Boris Nemtsov Plaza’ would permanently remind Putin’s regime and the Russian people...

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Kellyanne Conway kneels on Oval Office couch, sparks debate

President Donald Trump, right, meets with leaders of Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCU) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Also at the meeting are White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, on the couch. Source...

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