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Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Stuart (right) with former Sen. George LeMieux (Pic via Facebook)

Rooney says EPA cost analysis ‘a good start,’ still wants a review of the science

By | 04.11.11 | 2:00 pm

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Stuart, today commended the EPA for agreeing to an independent analysis of the cost of implementing a new set of water pollution standards.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Afghanistan (Pic via Facebook)

New Florida water rule myth: Obama did it

By | 03.29.11 | 11:24 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Stuart, have unveiled a new argument in their quest to fight the EPA’s decision to create new water quality standards for Florida: The Obama Administration did it. In doing so, they overlook the fact that the mandate to implement the rules was decided on by the George W. Bush Administration.

Rep. Sandy Adams, R-Oviedo (right) (Pic via Facebook)

Several Florida GOP reps pushing to end birthright citizenship

By | 03.09.11 | 4:40 pm

Seven members of Florida’s U.S. congressional delegation have signed on as cosponsors of the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, an effort to limit the 14th Amendment’s provision that all those born in the U.S. automatically become American citizens.

State House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park (Pic by Mark Foley)

Cannon: Another ‘Florida-style’ immigration-enforcement bill coming

By | 03.07.11 | 1:18 pm

Speaker of the House Rep Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, said Monday that an immigration-enforcement bill will be introduced during the legislative session that kicks off tomorrow, telling The Miami Herald the bill would be a “Florida-style” and not an “Arizona-style” immigration law.

Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Stuart (Pic via Facebook)

Rooney files federal immigration-enforcement bill

By | 03.03.11 | 1:36 pm

The Sun-Sentinel reports that U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Stuart, introduced a bill on Thursday that would require the Department of Homeland Security to deport illegal immigrants who have been convicted of crimes — after they’ve served their sentences.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in Afghanistan (Pic via Facebook)

Rubio to introduce rider to halt EPA waste limits

By | 03.03.11 | 8:52 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants to fight water regulations that limit the amount of waste allowed to be dumped in Florida waters.

Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. (right) (Pic via TwitPic)

Nelson’s Senate vote key to EPA water quality rules

By | 02.25.11 | 10:51 am

An upcoming Senate vote could be crucial to the implementation of the EPA’s Florida water quality rules, and much of the pressure rests on the shoulders of Sen. Bill Nelson.

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Rep. Rooney introduces amendment to bar EPA from enforcing Florida water-quality standards

By | 02.15.11 | 5:09 pm

In a piece of legislation filed Tuesday, U. S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, aims to severely limit funding to the EPA to enforce the water-quality criteria it has set for Florida. The amendment, which will be tacked onto the…

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum (Pic by Cooper Levey-Baker)

McCollum, Bondi, Bronson, Putnam file suit over EPA’s water quality standards

By | 12.07.10 | 3:42 pm

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi, Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson and Agriculture Commissioner-elect Adam Putnam today announced their decision to file suit against the EPA over its proposed numeric nutrient criteria for Florida waters.

Florida candidates pledge to use ‘impeachment if necessary’ to secure borders

By | 10.19.10 | 5:04 pm

Elise Foley at our sister site The Washington Independent is reporting on allegations by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee that Americans for Legal Immigration has “white supremacist, anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi ties,” a claim the organization vigorously denies.

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