House Republicans — including Florida GOP lawmakers Allen West, Vern Buchanan, David Rivera, Tom Rooney, Steve Southerland, and C.W. Bill Young — voted against a measure that would have prevented oil and gas exploration in the Great Lakes and the Florida Everglades.
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Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., today introduced a bill that would force the EPA to scrap its set of Florida water quality standards and instead accept rules drafted by the state Department of Environmental Protection.
A coalition of Florida environmental groups is speaking out against a new bill introduced by Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, that would, he says, “empower Florida officials, rather than bureaucrats at the EPA” to implement water pollution standards.
In an interview with Southeast AgNet, Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Panama City, says a set of federally mandated water pollution rules would be “terribly dangerous” for Florida, and could cost the state close to 50,000 agricultural jobs alone.
The fight to allow Florida to write its own water pollution rules continues at both the state and federal level this week.
The Palm Beach Post is reporting that a former state lawmaker is suing over a provision in Florida’s controversial new elections law that prohibits potential candidates from changing their political party one year before the time they can qualify to run in a general election.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has contracted the services of a large legal firm to head its lobbying efforts in Tallahassee for the 2012 legislative session.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel sat down with the St. Petersburg Times yesterday to discuss the Democratic fight to take back the House in 2012. Israel says the DCCC has “six prime targets” in the state of Florida: David Rivera, Allen West, Dan Webster, C.W. Bill Young, Steve Southerland and Vern Buchanan, who is currently under investigation by the Department of Justice.
Congressman Steve Southerland doesn’t need the job, and doesn’t get a fancier health care plan than any other federal employees. Plus: five more important items!
Last night, the House passed the so-called “Cut, Cap and Balance Act” in a largely symbolic 234-190 vote. Because of its cuts, the bill isn’t likely to make headway in the Democrat-dominated Senate, but what does the act aim to do and who among Florida’s congressional delegation voted for it?