| Mar 27, 2015
| 3:47 PM
With a key committee about to meet, opposition is growing to the notion of replacing the Transportation Security Administration force at Orlando International Airport with privately hired guards.
An eight-person panel that has considered doing away with...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:22 PM
Time is running out for more than 470,000 children in Florida who rely on the Children's Health Insurance Program, also known as KidCare, to finance their health coverage. If Congress does not act to extend funding for the program before Oct. 1, working...
| 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 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,...
| 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....
| Dec 9, 2014
| 10:55 AM
UPDATED Dec. 10 4:23 pm with comments from U.S. Rep. Bill Posey.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, blasted Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for releasing its 518-page report on the CIA's detention and interrogation program. In...