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  • Florida ports dig deep to draw bigger ships, create jobs
    Posted in In the News on July 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson and Doreen Hemlock With varying success, South Florida's seaports are striving to grow wider and deeper to lure a bigger share of the increased trade expected to flow from Asia and Latin America.Port Everglades just got approval — 18 years in the making — for a federally funded dredging project. PortMiami already has dug its harbor down to 50 feet to attract a new generation of super-sized ships.The Port Of Palm Beach also plans to expand. But the port has run in... Read more

  • Florida reaction to Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    TAMPA BAY TIMESBy Alex LearyFlorida's political figures have weighed in on today's landmark Supreme Court decision in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which legalized gay marriage throughout the United States. Here are their statements:Gov. Jeb Bush, Republican presidential candidate: "Guided by my faith, I believe in traditional marriage. I believe the Supreme Court should have allowed the states to make this decision. I also believe that we should love our neighbor and respect others, includi... Read more

  • Florida politicians react to SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOG@PatriciaMazzei The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, allowing Obamacare to continue as it exists today. Here's the reaction from Florida politicians, updated as they come in:U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida (also 2016 presidential candidate)I disagree with the Court’s ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President Obama and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American pe... Read more

  • Florida politicians react to SCOTUS legalizing same-sex marriage
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOG@PatriciaMazzeiThe U.S. Supreme Courtlegalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states Friday. Here's how Florida politicians reacted to the 5-4 ruling, updated as they come in:U.S. Sen.Marco Rubio, R-Florida and 2016 Republican presidential candidateI believe that marriage, as the key to strong family life, is the most important institution in our society and should be between one man and one woman. People who disagree with the traditional definition of marriage have t... Read more

  • South Florida politicians react swiftly to Supreme Court on same-sex marriage
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManFlorida political figures reacted swiftly to the U.S. Supreme Court opinion making same-sex marriage the law of the land.Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a former Republican who is now a Democrat, became the first major Florida politician to react, shortly after the opinion was issued. "Love is love. Equal rights for all. #MarriageEquality #LoveWins," he wrote on Twitter.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, hailed the ... Read more

  • What You Need To Know About SCOTUS' Health Care Ruling
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    WLRNBy Wilson Sayre & Alexander GonzalezIn a 6-3 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of subsidies to buy health insurance on the federal health care marketplace, Healthcare.gov.The central question was whether residents of Florida and 33 other states should be allowed to use their subsidies on an exchange their state did not set up for itself.The case King v. Burwell was concerned with the line in the Affordable Care Act that states people can use subsidies if they are enrolled in “… an ... Read more

  • Obamacare now reality, so expand Medicaid
    Posted in In the News on June 26, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELOPINIONBy Sun Sentinel Editorial BoardOn Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court didn't just save health insurance for nearly 1.5 million Floridians. The court saved opponents of the Affordable Care Act from having to offer their own alternative.Had the court invalidated subsidies in states such as Florida where the federal government operates the health insurance exchange, Republicans in Congress had no plan for how to help 6.4 million Americans in those states retain their coverage. Gov. ... Read more

  • The Federal Relations team celebrates FIU's 50th anniversary in D.C.
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    On FIU’s 50th birthday FIU interns and alumni come together for a picture at Dupont Circle.Fifty years after FIU was chartered, Washington D.C. erupted in support of the university’s years of service to education and the surrounding community. With the hashtag “FIU50inDC,” members of Congress, federal agencies, federal and local leaders, and organizations all around D.C sent congratulatory remarks to the university.Notable leaders who went to social media in support were Congresswomen Frederica ... Read more

  • Supreme Court Ruling A Victory For Florida, Obamacare
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    CBS WFORMIAMI (CBSMiami) – A major victory for the 1.6 million people in Florida who have insurance through the federal health insurance marketplace.On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that they can continue receiving subsidies to defray costs. The 6-3 decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts who was joined in the majority by justices Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.Ninety-three percent of those in the state who have insurance th... Read more

  • Florida politicians react to SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOG@PatriciaMazzei The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld subsidies for the Affordable Care Act, allowing Obamacare to continue as it exists today. Here's the reaction from Florida politicians, updated as they come in:U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida (also 2016 presidential candidate)I disagree with the Court’s ruling and believe they have once again erred in trying to correct the mistakes made by President Obama and Congress in forcing Obamacare on the American pe... Read more