Central Florida lawmakers react after Rep. Greene voted off committees
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks back to her office after speaking on the floor of the House Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was voted off the Education and Labor and Budget committees on Thursday. The Associated Press reports the move to vote her off came after Democrats said she spread conspiracy theories. She was removed from the committees she served on after a 230-199 vote. [RELATED: Democratic-led House kicks Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene off committees]Central Florida lawmakers voted along party line.
Here’s how Central Florida lawmakers voted on President Trump’s impeachment
President Donald Trump became the first president to be impeached twice on Wednesday. Murphy noted 10 republicans voted to impeach Trump in the House vote. Waltz voted to not impeach President Trump. The charge states President Trump endangered the security of the United States and the institutions of Government. It will take a 2/3 majority vote in the Senate to convict President Trump.
Rep. Daniel Webster re-elected in US House District 11 race
Republican incumbent Daniel Webster has been declared the winner of the U.S. House District 11 race. The Associated Press called the race for Webster, who was leading Dana Marie Cottrell 67-33%. He faces Democrat Dana Marie Cottrell on the ballot. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Daniel Webster (R)Congressman Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 27, 1949. He previously represented Florida’s 8th Congressional District from 2011 to 2012, and Florida’s 10th Congressional District from 2013 to 2016.
Trump wins Florida; voters raise minimum wage to $15
— District 3: Republican Kat Cammack has won Florida’s U.S. House seat held by her former boss, retiring Florida Republican Rep. Ted Yoho. He defeated Democrat Donna Deegan, a former television news anchor who has worked to raise money for breast cancer research and to help patients. — District 15: Republican Scott Franklin has won Florida Rep. Ross Spano’s seat in the U.S. House. Deutch was first elected in 2010 and represents a firmly Democratic district that includes parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties. A supermajority of Florida voters approved the amendment to the Florida Constitution that will raise Florida’s minimum wage from the current $8.56 an hour to $15 an hour by 2026.
Meet the candidates: Here’s who’s running for US House District 11
Florida’s 11th Congressional District was reassigned in 2012 to include the area north of Tampa as well Sumter, Citrus, Hernando and Marion counties and a portion of Lake County. Here’s how to track your ballot]Use the interactive map below to see if your neighborhood is included in District 11. Here’s what you need to know about the candidates:Daniel Webster (R)Congressman Webster was born in Charleston, West Virginia, on April 27, 1949. Before he was elected to Florida’s 11th Congressional District, he served as the Speaker of the Florida House in the 1996, becoming the first Republican Speaker in 122 years. He previously represented Florida’s 8th Congressional District from 2011 to 2012, and Florida’s 10th Congressional District from 2013 to 2016.
Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail
Postal Service to immediately reverse operational changes that are causing delays in deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting. Trump, a vocal critic of the Postal Service, contended Wednesday that "the Post Office doesnt have enough time to handle a significant increase in mail-in ballots. Democrats have pushed for $10 billion for the Postal Service in talks with Republicans on a huge COVID-19 response bill. With her state's vast and difficult terrain, the Postal Service is a primary source of knowledge, commerce and basic necessities, said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. Partenheimer disputed reports that the Postal Service is slowing down election mail or any other mail.
From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2019, file photo, Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., gives her opening statement during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington. Demings is among the women Joe Biden is considering for his vice presidential running mate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
From police chief to VP? Inside Val Demings' unlikely path
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)ORLANDO, Fla. Val Demings has already been vice president. We created an environment of inclusion, Hartley said, recalling how she and Demings invited white students to join. In sixth grade, she was part of a group of black students bused to a predominantly white school 15 miles from home as part of desegregation. Being the first Blacks to integrate Loretta Elementary School wasnt always the best, most fun experience, Demings said. One lady called my district office and said, Well, why is she trying to dress like a white woman?" Demings said.
Half of US gun owners don't safely store firearms, survey says
A total of 1,444 gun owners in the U. S. responded to an online survey about their firearm safety and storage techniques. The number improved for gun owners who reported having children under 18 in their home. If we are successful at improving storage practices among gun owners, particularly those with children in the home, we could reduce risks for gun violence and injury." Study co-author Daniel Webster, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, applauded gun owners who take safety courses. "Requiring gun purchasers to take safety training classes, as a handful of states already do, might lead to more gun owners storing their guns safely."