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Daniel Webster helps secure $1M in back pay for CD 11 veterans

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Daniel Webster is making significant headway in the effort to repay debts owed to Florida veterans.

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Kathy Castor puts faith in Senate GOP to resist completely repealing Dodd-Frank

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Last week, the GOP-led House of Representatives voted to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis. It was part of a desire to roll back rules that they say have hurt banks, restricted consumer growth and slowed economic progress. Democrats disagree, as each one voted against the bill. “I think the memories of politicians in Washington D. C. are very short,” Tampa Representative Kathy Castor told FloridaPolitics.com earlier this week. “I remember sitting across from many of…

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Did Republican state and national leaders mail in Pulse appearances?

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In one of the more biting moments in the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting,” mathematician Gerald Lambeau, played by Stellan Skarsgård, apologizes to his old friend, psychologist Sean Maguire, played by Robin Williams, for having missed the funeral of Sean’s wife. “I got your card,” Sean snapped, not at all disguising his anger. Did we just see state and national Republicans mail in [or tweet in] their condolences and best wishes for Orlando’s one-year observation of the Pulse mass-murder that…

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Charlie Crist blasts bill that Democrats say will rollback Dodd-Frank Act

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Charlie Crist took to the floor of the U.S. House on Thursday to blast the Financial CHOICE Act, a Republican-sponsored bill that would undo significant parts of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms implemented the wake of the Great Recession.. “Unrestrained greed on Wall Street caused a preventable disaster because at no point did anyone say: This is simply wrong,” Crist said before the House approved the measure. “I remember 2008 and 2009: the bailouts, the foreclosures, the long, painful road to recovery,” he said. “The…

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Tampa Bay Republicans fall in line, vote to support GOP health care bill

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Although the four Republicans who represent areas of the Tampa Bay area said earlier this week they had serious reservations about the latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act in Congress, all four – Vern Buchanan, Dennis Ross, Gus Bilirakis and Daniel Webster – voted in support of the bill on Thursday. They were the difference in the bill getting passed, as it won by just four votes, 217-213. “After seven long years, Americans across Florida and the entire nation can breathe a…

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Daniel Webster now a ‘yes’ on GOP health care bill

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When the U.S. House votes Thursday on the latest iteration of the American Health Care Act, Republican Daniel Webster of Florida’s 11th Congressional District will be among those supporting the bill. “I have been very concerned about Florida’s Medicaid-funded nursing home beds,” Webster said Wednesday night. “These are critical to the access some of our senior population has to our nursing homes.” “I have spoken with President Trump, Vice President Pence, House leadership, administration officials and Floridians at length about my concerns,”…

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Four Tampa Bay area Republicans undecided as health care bill vote nears

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When Paul Ryan pulled the American Health Care Bill off the floor of the House for a vote in March, it saved some Republicans from having to actually declare whether or not they supported the controversial legislation which would replace the Affordable Care Act. Now, round two is taking place this week and Tampa Bay area Republican congressmen Gus Bilirakis and Daniel Webster remain undecided. In a newsletter sent to constituents on Monday, Webster, who previously represented constituents in the Orlando-area before redistricting compelled him to run in the…

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