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  • Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'

    Nelson calls for Ebola chief, 'war room'
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Thursday in Orlando that he wants the White House to appoint someone to head up Ebola response strategies and "direct traffic" from the White House. U.S. Reps. Daniel Webster, Bill Posey, Dennis Ross and Ted Yoho join travel ban calls, while Corrine Brown opposed.
  • Nelson joins growing call to close US to Ebola countries

    Nelson joins growing call to close US to Ebola countries
    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Florida, announced Tuesday he now believes the United States should consider closing its borders to visitors from African countries with Ebola virus crises. His call joins that of a few congressmen in recent days, including U.S....

    House agrees to roll back flood insurance rate increases

    WASHINGTON - In a rare moment of bipartisanship, the House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to roll back flood insurance rate increases that have devastated many homeowners in coastal communities and dogged lawmakers on the campaign trail. The deal,...

    Prescription drug deaths: Bill would tighten rules on hydrocodone

    Taking aim at “America’s most abused narcotic,” congressional lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday that would place tighter restrictions on the painkiller hydrocodone, which is a key contributor to the nation’s prescription...

    AFP/Florida releases Florida congressional ratings

    Americans for Prosperity/Florida has released its 2012 rankings of the Florida congressional delegation. Not a lot of surprises — Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Lakeland each get an A+, while locally former U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams, R-...