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Attorney General Bill McCollum today joined Representative William Snyder, other legislative leaders and law enforcement officials to unveil proposed legislation aimed at curbing illegal immigration in the State of Florida. The proposed legislation will require law enforcement officers to check suspected illegal immigrants’ status in the course of a lawful stop, require Florida businesses to [...]
By Valerie J. Amor 7.25.2010 It has been 95 days since the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank to the bottom of the Gulf. Admiral Allen on Saturday, July 24 estimated timelines for resuming preparations for the static kill and relief well drilling operations once the equipment is reconnected. “I think probably within 48 hours, [...]
FL Attorney General files brief in support of Arizona Immigration Law
Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that Florida has joined Michigan, seven other states and the territory of the Mariana Islands in an amicus brief supporting the Arizona immigration law.
As Prepared for Delivery- Good evening. As we speak, our nation faces a multitude of challenges. At home, our top priority is to recover and rebuild from a recession that has touched the lives of nearly every American. Abroad, our brave men and women in uniform are taking the fight to al Qaeda wherever it [...]
Oil spill enters the loop current, Broward coastal cities meet to develop emergency plan
Yesterday morning we learned that the oil has entered the loop current which will eventually move into the Gulfstream predicted to pass within 20 miles off our shoreline.
Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010
Today, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag and Acting Deputy Director Jeffrey B. Liebman will discuss the Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010, which will establish a new tool to reduce unnecessary or wasteful spending.
McCollum files amended lawsuit against health care bill
Last week, the Florida Attorney General, Bill McCollum filed an amended complaint in the lawsuit challenging the federal health care reform act. The amended complaint now features 20 state plaintiffs; additionally, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) joined the lawsuit as a co-plaintiff on behalf of its members nationwide. The original lawsuit was filed [...]
From the Congressional Office of Rep. Ron Klein: The Klein amendment to the America COMPETES Act(Click here to see bill), which passed the House today, provides critical support to small manufacturing businesses in South Florida. Klein’s amendment is based on ideas brought to him by local businesses and groups like the South Florida Manufacturing Association. [...]
No means no! Stop the oil madness and take action today!
So when does the word “no” not mean no? In rape cases, when the victim says “no” then no means no. Just as this is upheld in the court of law, so should the current moratorium on offshore oil and gas drilling along the Florida coastline be upheld. It is clear that even if the Florida [...]
ALASKA PLEDGES TO JOIN HEALTH CARE LAWSUIT
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today issued the following statement commending Alaska Governor Sean Parnell and Alaska Attorney General Daniel Sullivan for joining the lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of the health care reform law:
Broward County Commissioner Kristin Jacobs, a leading environmental advocate in South Florida, is aggressively encouraging the passage of “America’s Commitment to Clean Water Act” being introduced by U.S. Representative James Oberstar (D-Minn.)
Klein Statement on Days of (Holocaust) Remembrance Ceremony
Today, a ceremony was held in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to mark the National Days of Remembrance, an annual event established by Congress as the nation’s formal commemoration of the Holocaust. This year marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, and liberators of all faiths were invited to participate in today’s [...]
Mazel Tov was the resounding statement from many of Ted Deutch’s supporters this morning as word of his election to U.S. Congress made the rounds. On Tuesday, voters headed to the polls to elect a replacement for Robert Wexler, who resigned as District 19 representative in Washington D.C. effective January 4, 2010, to run the [...]
On Tuesday, voters in Broward and Palm Beach will head to the polls to replace U.S. Congressman Robert Wexler in the 19th District, who resigned effective January 4, 2010. Three candidates have stepped up to replace the outgoing Democrat: Ted Deutch, Edward Lynch and Jim McCormick. BrowardNETOnline.com had the chance this week to sit down [...]
FIVE ADDITIONAL STATES JOIN LAWSUIT CHALLENGING HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced that five additional states will join the lawsuit led by Florida challenging the federal Health Care Reform Law. Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona will join Florida and 12 other states in the first lawsuit filed that challenges the new law as unconstitutional.
Click here to learn more about the candidates in exclusive interviews. Early voting started today in Broward to replace U.S. Representative Robert Wexler who resigned as of January 31, 2010 to accept a position with the Center for Middle East Peace. Voters can go to the NW Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, or [...]
Broward officials outline Recover Act grants, local stimulus spending
Stay up to date on Broward stimulus spending at: http://broward.org/Recovery/Pages/RecoveryActAccomplishments.aspx On February 16, 2010, President Barack Obama marked the first Anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Recovery Act is a combination of tax relief, financial assistance and infrastructure projects designed to cushion the impact of the economic downturn and lay a foundation for [...]
The House General Government Policy Council today approved House Memorial (HM) 563 by Representative Seth McKeel (R-Lakeland). The legislation calls on the United States Congress to support the expedited removal of the moratorium prohibiting exploration and production of domestic supplies of oil and natural gas in federal waters surrounding Florida, and
Obama releases small business initiatives
Last week in Lanham, Maryland, President Obama proposed the expansion of two critical Small Business Administration (SBA) lending programs, aimed at allowing small businesses to refinance and increasing limits for working capital. These are both legislative proposals designed to help small businesses through what continues to be a difficult period in credit markets.
LeMieux on jobs, high-speed rail, budget, Chinese drywall and more
Job Creation Initiative The future of Florida’s economy depends on the actions we take to boost job recovery and harness existing economic growth opportunities for businesses. Last week, I unveiled a multi-faceted effort to help Floridians find jobs, create jobs and increase their incomes. The plan focuses on four initiatives:
After all the votes were tallied, Florida Senator Ted Deutch was declared the definite winner of the Democratic nomination for Congressional District 19, but it will take a recount effort to officially determine the Republican nominee. On Tuesday, voters in Broward and Palm Beach went to the polls for a primary election to determine the [...]
By Daria DiGiovanni Editor’s note: Lynch is running in a Tuesday, Feb. 2 primary. See election story.
From the office of Senator George LeMieux, who replaced Mel Martinez after he resigned last year from U.S. Congress Last night, the President missed a golden opportunity to give the American people real solutions. I suggest the President acknowledge the problems we face are due in part to too much government – too much spending, [...]
From the office of Ron Klein after President Obama’s State of the Union Address: Congressman Ron Klein (FL-22) called for action to reduce our country’s deficit following the State of the Union address, delivered by President Barack Obama to a joint session of Congress this evening. Klein, who will be introducing a three-pronged strategy to [...]
The President’s State Of The Union Address
Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery The State of the Union Wednesday, January 27, 2009 Washington, DC Madame Speaker, Vice President Biden, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Our Constitution declares that from time to time, the President shall give to Congress information about the state of our union. [...]