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Kathy Castor, Florida Dems say Donald Trump ‘intentionally’ sabotaged health insurance markets

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A day after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price refused to say if the Donald Trump administration would fund cost-sharing insurer subsidies next year, Kathy Castor and other Florida congressional Democrats say uncertainty is undermining the stability of the health care insurance marketplace. “President Trump and his administration should focus on helping hardworking families keep their affordable health coverage rather than sticking Americans with much higher insurance bills,” the Tampa Democrat writes in a letter urging the president to commit to maintaining…

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Bill Nelson asks U.S. Olympic Committee how it’s preparing for spread of Zika

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With less than 75 days until the Summer Olympics, Sen. Bill Nelson wants to make sure the United States Olympic Committee is prepared to protect its athletes from the spread of Zika. The Florida Democrat was one of 10 senators who signed a letter sent to the chairman of the United States Olympic Committee on Monday. In the letter, Nelson and others said they were inquiring about what steps the committee was taking to “assist and protect our athletes against…

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Bill Nelson lifts Senate hold on energy bill after winning off-shore concession

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Florida’s senior U.S. Sen Bill Nelson on Wednesday lifted a procedural hold he used to block the Senate energy bill after an amendment was withdrawn that would have rewarded states that have off-shore drilling. Nelson, a staunch opponent of off-shore drilling, particularly in the Atlantic Ocean or anywhere off Florida, lifted his hold, freeing the energy bill to move, after U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, a Louisiana Republican, withdrew the amendment that offended him, Nelson’s office announced Wednesday. The amendment would have steered…

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