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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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American Action Network targets Carlos Curbelo in new ad

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The American Action Network has begun a new $1.5 million issue advocacy campaign to persuade a group of GOP lawmakers to fight for passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The ad highlights key elements of the plan and encourages lawmakers to deliver on their health care promise. Over the next two weeks, the ads will air nationally on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and in 15 congressional districts nationwide, including in Miami, featuring CD 26 Representative Carlos Curbelo, who voted for the AHCA last week…

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Marco Rubio not ready to say Jeff Sessions should recuse himself regarding Russian meetings

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Marco Rubio wants to know more about why Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to disclose that he met twice with the Russia’s U.S. Ambassador during the presidential campaign. Despite that, the Florida senator isn’t willing to say that he should recuse himself from investigating ties between Donald Trump‘s surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government. Not yet anyway, despite the fact Sessions said in his Senate confirmation hearing last month that he’d never met any Russian officials during Trump’s campaign. “We’re not at that stage yet,”…

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Jeff Sessions spoke with Russian envoy in 2016, Justice Dept says

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign, the Justice Department confirmed, communications that spurred calls in Congress for him to recuse himself from an investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Sessions, an early supporter of President Donald Trump‘s candidacy and a policy adviser to the Republican, did not disclose those discussions at his Senate confirmation hearing in January when asked what he would do if “anyone affiliated” with…

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Florida Dem. congressional members to hold rallies for ACA today

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The U.S. House of Representatives is poised to vote Friday on scrapping the Affordable Care Act, two days after the Republican-led Senate voted to do so after hearing from President-elect Donald Trump that they should act quickly to repeal the law. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said earlier this month that repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance law in its entirety would cost roughly $350 billion over the next decade. Republicans say a good Obamacare replacement strategy would reduce government spending, but they…

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Kathy Castor says Rick Scott is spreading misleading and inaccurate information about the ACA

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U.S. Representative Kathy Castor says that a letter that Governor Rick Scott recently sent to House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy regarding the Affordable Care Act contains “misleading and inaccurate information.” The two Florida politicians have always been on opposing sides regarding President Obama’s signature domestic achievement. As a former health care executive, Scott was criticizing what is often called “ObamaCare” before he ever ran for governor, while Castor has been a champion of the law since it was signed into law in 2010. “For far too long, it has been fashionable in…

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In Tampa, Alan Grayson says a Senate victory for him is the chance “to take our govt. back”

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“All rise!” Those were the first words that Alan Grayson uttered in jest while entering a conference room at the Seminole Heights Library in Tampa on Thursday night. The Orlando area U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate candidate then gave a sarcastic shoutout to the “trackers” who follow his every move in public, before setting in for the next hour-and-half- to take questions from approximately 80 people at the town-hall meeting. Gun control, the environment, restoring the voting rights to ex-felons, and even…

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