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  • News: 'Illegal Aliens' Issue in Library of Congress
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTIONOn Thursday, we told you that Republican leaders in the U.S. House had thwarted a Democratic attempt to load up a spending bill shepherded by Tom Graves, R-Ranger, with some rather controversial amendments.But last night, as the House debated the $3.5 billion bill, which deals primarily with congressional spending, Democrats continued to slam Graves and his GOP colleagues for including language in a sidecar to the bill that would essentially compel the Library of Cong... Read more

  • House votes to keep lawmaker pay freeze in place
    Posted in In the News on June 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLHouse votes to keep lawmaker pay freeze in placeBy Cristina MarcosThe House on Friday passed legislation to maintain the freeze on lawmakers’ salaries that's been in place since 2010.Lawmakers approved the annual spending bill for legislative branch operations largely along party lines on a vote of 233-175, a contrast from past years, when the measure has been one of the easiest of the 12 annual appropriations bills to pass with wide bipartisan support.This year, all but 10 Democrats vot... Read more

  • South Florida prepared to shelter up to 800 unaccompanied minors from Central America
    Posted in In the News on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WPLG LOCAL 10 South Florida prepared to shelter up to 800 unaccompanied minors from Central AmericaHundreds of children could arrive in Homestead in coming days, officials sayBy Glenna Milberg - ReporterHOMESTEAD, Fla. - South Florida is prepared to shelter possibly hundreds of children who have escaped danger and poverty in Central America. Local 10 News has learned that the first unaccompanied minors might start arriving in South Florida in the coming days.Tent village near Homestead Air Reser... Read more

  • Consulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem Day
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALConsulate celebrates Israel's anniversary on Jerusalem DayBy Sergio CarmonaHundreds of people from throughout South Florida felt safe, secure and comfortable celebrating Israel's 68th anniversary on June 5 at the site of a recent thwarted planned attack – Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center.This event – hosted by the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico – drew local, state and federal community leaders as well as guests from the business, cultural, civic and religiou... Read more

  • Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virus
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virusNot enough mosquito traps, funding, officials sayBy Glenna MilbergZika virus fears keep growing in South Florida, along with the number of infected patients in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Local members of congress met Monday to talk about what's being done to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.All of the officials agreed there are several factors affecting what's being done, but mostly, at the moment, it's about mo... Read more

  • Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virus
    Posted in In the News on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)Florida officials meet to discuss Zika virusNot enough mosquito traps, funding, officials sayBy Glenna MilbergZika virus fears keep growing in South Florida, along with the number of infected patients in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.Local members of congress met Monday to talk about what's being done to stop the spread of the mosquito-borne virus.All of the officials agreed there are several factors affecting what's being done, but mostly, at the moment, it's about mo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika Meeting
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIOD (MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika MeetingFlorida Leads the nation in confirmed Zika virus cases, with more than 160, and South Florida Congressional Leaders are trying to do something about it.Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch will lead a meeting at Nova Southeastern University this morning with local and national leaders, to discuss the virus.Wasserman Schultz says some common ground can be found on this issue on both sides of the aisle."I whole... Read more

  • Jewish War Veterans honored
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALJewish War Veterans honoredBy Marvin GlassmanTwo events honored Jewish War Veterans who fought in World War II on Memorial Day and a few days earlier at a Jewish American Heritage Month event, both in Broward County.On Memorial Day, a special Town of Davie knighting ceremony in honor of four war veterans (two of them being Jewish) took place at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.On May 27, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) jointly honored Broward Jewish War Veterans and Holocau... Read more

  • Panel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public health
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELPanel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public healthBy Brian BallouDAVIE — Public health officials on the frontline of the Zika outbreak met Monday morning at Nova Southeastern University to discuss ways to combat the virus in South Florida and beyond, foreboding an epidemic as the peak season for transmission approaches."It's time we start to treat Zika like a public health hurricane," said U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, of Boca Raton, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach count... Read more

  • Security a focus following thwarted synagogue attack
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALSecurity a focus following thwarted synagogue attackBy Sergio CarmonaThe recent incident at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center where the FBI thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device during Passover and arrested the man behind this foiled planned attack has caught the attention of the concerned local Jewish community.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood was arrested by federal agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the synagogue during se... Read more