Val Demings, Darren Soto, Stephanie Murphy submit transportation list

Orlando’s three Democratic members of Congress, U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy, have sent the White House

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Darren Soto: Current GOP health care bill won’t pass

The current bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will never pass Congress in its current form, freshman

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Florida Dems in Congress blast GOP health care plan after budget report

As expected, the scoring of the Republican health care plan in Congress affirmed many of Democrats’ biggest warnings, and, as

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Joe Negron, Pulse mother and doctor, a DREAMer, among Trump address to Congress guests

As is traditional, Florida’s congressional delegation is using its invite tickets to President Donald Trump‘s first address to a joint

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Fear grips Latino communities in Florida as deportations increase

There is palpable fear amongst the undocumented community this week, after the Department of Homeland Security issued new memos that give

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Darren Soto willing to work with GOP on health care, but not on this plan

Democratic U.S. Rep. Darren Soto declared Friday that he’s willing to work with Republicans on an appropriate replacement plan for

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Darren Soto, Bill Nelson want NOAA to double up on hurricane planes

NOAA needs back-up hurricane hunter planes, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto insist. The pair of Democratic

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Four Florida Congress members sign letter requesting meeting with President Trump on taxes and infrastructure

Four members of Florida’s congressional delegation have co-signed a written a letter to President Trump, requesting a meeting to sit down

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Florida congressional delegation asks Donald Trump to support Everglades restoration

Congressman Francis Rooney is calling on Donald Trump to support Everglades restoration, with a letter to the president saying that Everglades

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Darren Soto appointed to subcommittee overseeing Puerto Rico

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, whose district oversees one of the largest and fastest growing Puerto Rican diasporas in the states,

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Floridians head to D.C. for Donald Trump inauguration

A hush has fallen on the state capital. Sure, there’s plenty of work to do before the start of the

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Wayne Liebnitzky slams Darren Soto for boycotting inauguration

Let the 2018 campaign begin for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Republican Wayne Liebnitzky, who lost to U.S. Rep. Darren Soto

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Darren Soto named Assistant Whip for Congressional Dems

Darren Soto has been named Assistant Whip in the upcoming 115th Congressional session. He joins fellow Florida representative Val Demings

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More committee assignments for Val Demings, Darren Soto and Stephanie Murphy

Additional congressional committee assignments are rolling out and Orlando’s new representatives are getting seats to oversee natural resources, small businesses

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Darren Soto announces home-grown senior staff

Freshman U.S. Rep. Darren Soto of Orlando announced his senior staff, heavy on local connections and including a key former

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Freshmen Congress members from Orlando get top choices for committee seats

Central Florida’s three freshmen in Congress all got top-choice A-list committee assignments Tuesday, with Val Demings of Orlando serving on

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Val Demings, Florida members, lead moment in Congress to remember Orlando’s fallen officers

With a bipartisan gathering of other Florida congressional members, Orlando’s former police chief Val Demings, now a congresswoman from Orlando,

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Infamous dates: The moments that shaped Florida politics in 2016

Everyone expected Florida to play an important role in politics this year. And why wouldn’t they? Presidential hopefuls hailed from

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2016 in Orlando politics: Pulse, outside money, hotel taxes, frogs

Story co-written by Orlando-Rising staff reporters Scott Powers and Lawrence Griffin. In Orlando, 2016 will always be remembered as the

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‘The girl rescued at sea’ Stephanie Murphy rides that humanitarian service into Congress

An event in Congresswoman-elect Stephanie Murphy‘s infancy keeps redirecting her life, a life that has the 38-year-old business professor heading to Washington

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Orlando’s cornucopia of thanks runneth over for area leaders

As Orlandoans gather round dinner tables with family and close friends, let us start by being thankful that those of

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PROMISA task force seeking to rescue Puerto Rico, but pain will come too, Bill Nelson says

Meeting with a bipartisan roundtable of Puerto Rican leaders in Kissimmee Tuesday, Florida’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson expressed both

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After warming up for Barack Obama, Darren Soto announces his endorsement in CD 9

Democratic Florida State Sen. Darren Soto has received the endorsement of President Barack Obama for Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Soto,

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Darren Soto draws $42K in big checks in closing weeks of CD 9 race

Democratic nominee Darren Soto has collected $42,200 in large checks for his bid to be elected in the Orlando-based Florida’s

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Darren Soto calls for release of Oscar López Rivera

To many Puerto Ricans, Oscar López Rivera was a freedom fighter for independence who has spent the past 35 years

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Nearly half of Floridians think assault weapons ban is step in right direction

Floridians think banning the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons would be a step in the right direction. Almost half (49%)

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Labor, tourism, citrus money coming in for Victor Torres in SD 15 race

Democratic state Rep. Victor Torres‘s bid for a promotion to Florida Senate District 15 is getting the financial blessing of

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Dept of Corrections, Bridges of America battling again over inmate programs

The state’s Department of Corrections and Bridges of America, an Orlando-based nonprofit, are once more warring over transitional programs for the

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