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Kathy Castor co-signs letter to Donald Trump calling on him to repeal the Hyde Amendment

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Tampa area Representative Kathy Castor is one of more than 100 Democratic members of the House of Representatives who have co-signed a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, calling on him to support the repeal of the Hyde Amendment. That’s the 1976 law named after former Illinois Republican Congressman Henry Hyde which prevents federal funding for abortion. “Every person should be treated with dignity, compassion and respect – and that includes upholding a woman’s right to make her own decisions about whether to…

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Charlie Crist is needed in the U.S. House, congresswomen say

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Former Gov. Charlie Crist and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman gave two members of the U.S. Congress an up close look at some of the challenges the city is facing with its outdated sewer system. In turn, they urged support for Charlie Crist in the upcoming election. Crist is running for the Congressional District 13 seat held by Republican David Jolly. Crist said he asked U.S. Reps. Barbara Lee and Lois Frankel to tour the Southwest Water Treatment Plant, 3800…

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David Jolly supports expanding Americans ability to travel to Cuba

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Monday’s official resumption of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba was met with full throated denunciations from Republican elected officials up and down the Sunshine State, and David Jolly, the latest entrant into the GOP 2016 Senate race, was no exception. “Look, I oppose the president’s decision,” Jolly told Florida Politics yesterday regarding President Obama’s diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba that he announced last December. “I think it has been too aggressive, too quickly.” But there is one place where Jolly has…

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