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Buchanan receives U.S. Chamber’s ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award

By | 03.29.12 | 12:57 pm

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, was one of several Florida GOP lawmakers to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s “Spirit of Enterprise” award. The award is based on rankings the Chamber gives members of Congress for key votes on issues established as priorities by the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors.

Boehner, Buchanan, to fundraise in Sarasota

By | 03.02.12 | 9:02 am

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is set to appear at a fundraising event this weekend alongside Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota, the three-term Florida Congressman currently embroiled in several ongoing investigations.

Nelson, Ros-Lehtinen also oppose birth control decision

By | 02.09.12 | 1:34 pm

Florida lawmakers Bill Nelson (a Democrat) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (a Republican) have expressed opposition to an Obama administration decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception as a preventive service.

Mother Jones: Rubio’s bill ‘could cut off birth control coverage for millions’

By | 02.09.12 | 12:41 pm

Mother Jones reports that Sen. Marco Rubio’s legislative response to a federal decision requiring health insurers to cover contraception as a preventive service “could cut off birth control coverage for millions of women who receive it through their health plans.”

Boehner threatens action against federal birth control decision

By | 02.08.12 | 3:36 pm

House Speaker John Boehner announced during a floor speech today that he would take legislative action against a federal decision requiring insurance companies to cover contraception as a preventive service if the Obama administration does not reverse course.

GOP bill links payroll tax cut to oil pipeline approval, cuts to unemployment benefits

By | 12.13.11 | 11:29 am

A GOP bill that would cut payroll taxes for American workers and approve an oil pipeline also contains changes to federally funded unemployment compensation programs set to expire Dec. 31.

Anti-abortion group to perform live ultrasounds on Capitol Hill today

By | 10.13.11 | 10:49 am

Anti-abortion groups will launch a national campaign at 11 a.m. today by performing live ultrasounds on Capitol Hill for the public. The campaign is called “Voices from the Womb.”

Florida Republicans praise Obama’s action on free trade agreements

By | 10.04.11 | 11:52 am

President Obama sent new free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea and Panama to Congress on Monday, a move many Florida Republicans are praising despite reports of potential American job losses and persistent anti-labor violence in Colombia.

Anti-abortion group to perform live ‘real time’ ultrasounds on Capitol Hill

By | 09.23.11 | 1:37 pm

An anti-abortion rights campaign called “Voices From the Womb” will perform live ultrasounds on pregnant women on Capitol Hill as part of the launch of a national campaign in October.

The U.S. Capitol (Pic by jcolman)

Religious leaders spar over debt agreement

By | 08.04.11 | 1:21 pm

The debt ceiling agreement approved early this week by Congress, rejected by an array of U.S. religious leaders, also prompted a response from religious groups that do not support “big government.”

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