| Mar 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
As chair of the task force appointed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority to explore possible privatization of passenger screening under federal supervision, I am responding to the guest column "Don't risk TSA's good record of screening by going...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 11:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's highest court on Wednesday jumped into a long-running dispute that could alter the fate of the state's 27 members of Congress.
The Florida Supreme Court held an hour-long hearing examining whether the Republican-...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 4:48 PM
George Zimmerman will not face federal civil-rights charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, citing a lack of evidence.
In a prepared statement, U.S. Attorney General...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:12 PM
updated 2/13/15 8:15 a.m. with U.S. Rep. Bill Posey's comment and an additional comment from Grayson.
Most of Central Florida's U.S. Senate and Congress members are ready to fight the Islamic State, though they're taking different positions on President...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:04 PM
SunRail's planned expansion south to Poinciana in Osceola County and north to DeLand in Volusia County by 2016 could be in peril.
President Barack Obama's budget, released Monday, does not include money for the expansion, and the commuter train still...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 8:27 AM
U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Winter Garden, picked up a third infrastructure subcommittee assignments Tuesday, giving him seats on House of Representatives boards that will oversee legislation dealing with highways, water resources, railroads and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:17 AM
Central Florida’s Congressional members – Democrats and Republicans – responded to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech with a little hope and a lot of cynicism that the stuff they like could actually get done....
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:37 PM
U.S. Reps. Dan Webster and Corrine Brown, both of whom represent portions of Lake County, had opposing views of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. No surprise there— Webster is a Republican and Brown is a Democrat,...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 2:24 PM
In this age of dysfunctional government, South Floridians can be proud of bipartisan efforts made by local, state and federal leaders to advance the expansion of Port Everglades.
Port Everglades is the 12th leading container port in the U.S. and a South...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Eight of ten Florida Democrats in the U.S. House voted against a giant spending bill to keep the federal government funded, despite pleas for passage by the White House.
But 12 of 17 Florida Republicans voted “yes,” while citing funding for...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 1:56 PM
WASHINGTON -- While wrapping up its least productive session in modern history, Congress approved some small-but-significant measures of special concern to Floridians and is expected to renew a sales-tax deduction that affects 2 million Florida families....