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Vern Buchanan says momentum is growing for bill to ban horse slaughter

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Congress is just into the second week of a five-week summer August break, but that doesn’t mean lawmakers are staying idle when it comes to working on gaining support for legislation they’re sponsoring. Take Sarasota’s Vern Buchanan, whose office announced Thursday that his bill that would ban the killing of horses for human consumption picked up its 150th co-sponsor in New York Republican Dan Donovan.

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Patrick Murphy picks up endorsements from 5 sitting Democratic senators

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The Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy saw a significant windfall Thursday as five members of the chamber he seeks to join endorsed his campaign. According to an announcement, Murphy can now count former Democratic National Committee Chairman and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii, Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island as supporters. Murphy, running against fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson and a four-deep Republican field for the open seat abdicated by Marco Rubio, was praised by his potential Senate…

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‘Engage Cuba’ officially launches with TV ad

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While advocates for the U.S. liberalizing relations with Cuba have hailed President Obama‘s overture to the Castro-led government, they say there is still much more to be done, such as liberalizing travel restrictions that still exist. Today Engage Cuba, a group created to push for the end of the 53-year trade embargo, has a new ad that will begin airing on Fox News, CNBC and MSNBC. “Since December, we’ve heard from Americans around the country who can’t believe the U.S. government is denying us the right…

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