Congress

File photo of the dome of the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. C.W. Bill Young To Retire After 22 Terms

Republican Rep. C.W. Bill Young, Florida’s longest-serving member of Congress and a lawmaker who has been influential on military spending during his 43 years in Washington, has decided to retire.

CBS Tampa–10/09/2013

Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at the grand opening of the main North American training campus for Boeing that includes full-flight simulators for the 787 Dreamliner on Aug. 29, 2013 in Miami, Fla. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov Writes Letter To Boehner Expressing Concern About Security Of People’s Personal Info Under ‘Obamacare’

Florida Gov. Rick Scott wrote to top congressional leaders Monday expressing concern about the security of people’s personal information as they sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

09/17/2013

File photo of a courtroom. (Photo by Spencer Weiner-Pool/Getty Images)

Fla. Court To Decide If Legislators Must Testify

The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether state legislators must answer questions and turn over documents in a long-running political battle.

09/16/2013

WFLA News Channel 8 morning anchor Rod Carter reports live from the March on Washington in August 2013 (photo credit: WFLA/Rod Carter)

The Current: U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on ObamaCare & immigration, former U.S. Labor Sec. Hilda Solis, WFLA’s Rod Carter covers March on Washington, Florida Hospital on robotic surgery

Did you miss this past weekend’s edition (September 8th) of CBS Tampa Bay’s The Current? No problem! Click the audio player above to catch the whole episode featuring: U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor on enrollment in […]

CBS Tampa–09/12/2013

Mexican Army troops stand guard on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande at the U.S.-Mexico border on May 21, 2013 near McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Band Of Two Dozen Republicans Pushing For Immigration Overhaul In House

In the five weeks since he declared his support for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster has gotten an earful.

CBS Tampa–09/09/2013

File photo of Senator Bill Nelson, D-FL.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Fla. Members In Congress Skeptical Of Syria Strike

President Barack Obama’s push for a limited military strike against Syria is being met with skepticism and opposition from many in Florida’s congressional delegation.

09/06/2013

File photo of a NASA space shuttle in orbit over Earth.  (credit: NASA/Getty Images)

Russia Charging NASA $70 Million Per Rocket Seat

ASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space.

04/30/2013

Capitol Hill

Opinion: New Beginnings

This New Year ushers in a new Congress and a large Freshman class. Here’s hoping that new faces create needed change on the Hill.

01/04/2013

Peter King

Opinion: A Terrible End To A Terrible Congress

Congress refused to vote for relief for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The first Republican President famously said “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” The same holds true for the Republican Party today.

01/04/2013

File photo of a rally in Florida concerning the looming fiscal cliff. (credit: Getty Images)

Survey: Floridians Worry About Falling Off Fiscal Cliff

A new University of Florida survey shows a growing pessimism among the state’s residents worried about the potential effects of Congress failing to deal with the fiscal cliff.

12/27/2012

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