Tag Archives: Congress

In The News: Obama’s Approval Record, Jolly Defeats Sink, Last Grandy’s in Florida to Close, Pre-K Program Helps Students Prepare

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

Poll: Obama approval at record low– President Obama’s approval rate is at an all-time low at 41 percent, according to a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Disapproval is at 54 percent, which could hinder those who [...]

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In The News: Fla. School Standards Revisions, Obama Proposes Wage Increase, FSU Graduate Found Dead, Venezuelan Opposition Leader Arrested

By on February 19th, 2014 | Last updated: February 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

State Education Board approves Common Core tweaks during meeting – The state Board of Education approved revisions to the Common Core Standards, which outlines what Florida students should know at each grade level. State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart proposed enacting a simple [...]

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In The News: Obama Urges Support, Snow in Florida, US Rep. Resigns After Arrest, Rick Scott Asks for Tax Cut

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

Obama calls for action, with or without Congress – President Barack Obama urged for support in speeding up economic growth and strengthening the American working class in 2014 during his State of the Union address Tuesday. CNN.com Winter storm watch in effect [...]

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In The News: Lawmakers Face Shutdown Realities, Affordable Care Website Lags, Ocala Regional Medical Center Confronts Challenges, Marion County Veterans Treatment Receives Funds

By on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 28, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Shutdown: Florida lawmakers feud – Members of Florida’s congressional delegation began the first day of the government shutdown by temporarily laying off their own staffers. While some kept their full staff, others asked to have their annual salary be withheld [...]

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Florida Residents Suffer From Federal Government Shutdown

By and on October 1st, 2013 | Last updated: October 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

A select group of North Florida agencies and programs are feeling the effects of the government shutdown.

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Congressman Ted Yoho: Stop Support To Egypt

By on August 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: August 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm

According to Yoho, because United States foreign policy said aid should be suspended if a government is overtaken by the military in a coup, the U.S. should withdraw its support from Egypt.

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In the News: sexual predator signs, teacher license revoked, science education, Congress spending plan

By on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

Signs identify sexual predators in Bradford County – Red signs with white lettering are being placed outside of sexual predators’ homes in Bradford County. The signs are meant to warn residents of where these predators live. Bradford County Sheriff Gordon [...]

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Ted Yoho files first bill, TRUST Act

By on March 21st, 2013 | Last updated: March 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Ted Yoho filed his first bill that, if passed, would prohibit any members of Congress convicted of any felony while in office from profiting from their congressional service.

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White House’s sequester plan would affect budgets of Alachua County programs

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

The White House’s newly released sequester, or governmental budget cuts plan, will affect Alachua County and Florida programs.

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In the News: Pope Benedict, Miami-Dade shooting, Girl missing, Sequester effects

By on February 26th, 2013 | Last updated: February 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Eighth-grade girl, 14-year-old BreeAnn Allyson Brooks, reported missing – BreeAnn Allyson Brooks, 14, was reported missing. Her family said she hasn’t been seen since 10:45 p.m. Sunday. The Gainesville Police Department considers Brooks a habitual runaway and has notified area law [...]

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