Category: Brevard Politics

Rep. Donna Shalala Backs Proposal That Would Increase Age to Buy Tobacco From 18 to 21

Freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., who led the U.S. Health and Human Services Department for eight years in the Clinton administration, turned her attention this week to the rising number of young Americans using tobacco and e-cigarettes, backing a proposal to raise the age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Congressional Democrats Attack Attorney General William Barr On Eve Before Mueller Report Release

Democrats in Congress attacked Attorney General William Barr Wednesday evening ahead of the Justice Department’s planned release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

District 53 Florida State Rep. Randy Fine To Newspaper Lobby In Response to Ad: ‘Bring It!’

State Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) and Senator Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) introduced the 2019 Public Notice Reform Act (HB 1235), which the lawmakers say will save taxpayers millions of dollars while increasing accessibility to Public Notices.

REP. RANDY FINE: Gibson Must Be Held Accountable For Remarks In Opposition To Anti-Semitism Bill

District 53 Florida State Representative Randy Fine (R-Palm Bay) demanded on Tuesday the Senate Democrats and the Democrat Party hold Senate Democrat Leader Audrey Gibson accountable for remarks Senator Gibson made during a Judiciary Committee hearing on the companion bill to Fine’s HB 741, Senator Joe Gruters’ 1272.

Sen. Marco Rubio Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill to Promote U.S. Shark Conservation

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) reintroduced the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act (S. 1008), bicameral legislation that recognizes the sustainable and economically-valuable fishing practices of U.S. shark fishermen and promotes U.S. standards for shark conservation and humane harvest abroad.