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Florida delegation breaks 19-8 in favor of House SAFE Act to block refugees; 2 Dems defect

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Florida’s congressional delegation split on the “SAFE Act”‘s Thursday afternoon vote. The measure calls for a halt on accepting any more Syrian refugees until vetting procedures are made more stringent. The vote came after Gov. Rick Scott joined a national push by mostly Republican fellow governors in telling federal authorities they wouldn’t allow refugees displaced from war-torn Syria inside their borders. Only Democrats U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham of Tallahassee and U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Jupiter broke with their state caucus on a mostly…

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