Buchanan Leads Letter Demanding the Permanent End to Horse Slaughter in U.S.

Buchanan Leads Letter Demanding the Permanent End to Horse Slaughter in U.S.

Jackson Bakich
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May 7, 2024
Representatives Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) have led more than one-fourth of the 118th Congress to call for an all-out ban on horse slaughter in America. Reps. Buchanan and Schakowsky made their request known through a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, writing to Chairman Andy Harris (R-MD) and Ranking Member […]
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Mast, Salzar Introduce Bill Requiring American Flag be Displayed on Foreign Aid

Mast, Salzar Introduce Bill Requiring American Flag be Displayed on Foreign Aid

Jackson Bakich
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May 7, 2024
Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the American Flag for American Aid Act, alongside Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), James Baird (R-IN), and Mike Lawler (R-NY). The bill requires that foreign aid from the United States be marked with the American flag so that its origin is apparent to those who receive it. The Florida congressman […]
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Moskowitz Calls for Increase in Funding for Active Shooter Training

Moskowitz Calls for Increase in Funding for Active Shooter Training

Jackson Bakich
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May 6, 2024
Representatives Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), Troy Nehls (R-TX), and Colin Allred (D-TX) among others have put forward a bipartisan effort to fund and expand the Protecting Our Lives by Initiating COPS Expansion (POLICE) Act of 2016 through the 2025 Fiscal Year (FY) appropriations bill. The bill allows for “hands-on, scenario-based, and integrated active shooter response training […]
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GWU Professor Calls Rep. Donalds an 'Uncle Tom' at Protest

GWU Professor Calls Rep. Donalds an 'Uncle Tom' at Protest

Jackson Bakich
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May 4, 2024
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) and some of his colleagues in Congress recently ventured down the block to George Washington University in D.C. as demonstrations reached a peak. At the event, Rep. Donalds was encountered by a Palestinian activist and professor, Zein El-Amine, who made racist comments toward the Florida congressman. 🚨Protester who shouted racist slurs […]
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Mast Demands Biden Administration Share Number of Americans Detained in Russia with Congress

Mast Demands Biden Administration Share Number of Americans Detained in Russia with Congress

Jackson Bakich
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May 4, 2024
Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) is urging President Joe Biden (D) and his administration to provide Congress with a classified briefing on the number of Americans detained in Russia by President Vladimir Putin, as well as a plan to bring them home. In a blog post on his congressional website, Rep. Mast spoke strongly regarding how […]
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Donalds Breaks Down his Appearance at GWU Pro-Palestine Protest: This 'Requires Leadership'

Donalds Breaks Down his Appearance at GWU Pro-Palestine Protest: This 'Requires Leadership'

Jackson Bakich
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May 3, 2024
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” to discuss the nationwide anti-Israel protests occurring on college campuses. Rep. Donalds and some of his colleagues in Congress recently ventured down the block to George Washington University as demonstrations reached a peak. The Florida congressman said that it is urgent Americans push back against the […]
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Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors During Transition to Medicare

Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Protect Seniors During Transition to Medicare

Jackson Bakich
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May 3, 2024
Representative Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and four of his colleagues in the House have introduced the Medicare Enrollment Protection Act of 2024. The bill will attempt to “protect seniors from coverage gaps in Medicare” by closing loopholes in the system. Current law penalizes anyone 65 or older who waits more than eight months after retiring or […]
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Castor Introduces Resolution to Recognize Need for DEI in Medical Field

Castor Introduces Resolution to Recognize Need for DEI in Medical Field

Jackson Bakich
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May 3, 2024
Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) has introduced a resolution recognizing the relevance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the medical field, specifically medical education. The resolution was brought forward by Rep. Castor alongside Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), the co-chair of the Congressional Black Caucus DEI Task Force. The legislation looks to “affirm the need for […]
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James Madison Institute Brief: AI Should be Used to Make Government 'Streamlined'

James Madison Institute Brief: AI Should be Used to Make Government 'Streamlined'

Jackson Bakich
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May 2, 2024
With artificial intelligence (AI) surging into the public sphere over the last couple of years, a lot of Americans – including private companies and the average consumer – have embraced this technology. James Madison Institute (JMI), a think tank dedicated to “the ideas of limited government, economic freedom, federalism and individual liberty coupled with individual […]
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TREND: Big Tobacco, Lawmakers Changing Course as Non-Traditional Nicotine Surges

TREND: Big Tobacco, Lawmakers Changing Course as Non-Traditional Nicotine Surges

Jackson Bakich
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May 1, 2024
Americans appear to be ditching cigarettes and switching to vape devices and tobacco-less nicotine pouches, such as Zyn. These products have completely rearranged the Big Tobacco market, especially between the two biggest players (who used to be partners), Altria and Phillip Morris International. The two companies agreed in 2007 that PMI would “spin-off” from Altria […]
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Scott Campaign Pushes Back Against Mucarsel-Powell's Claim She Supports Border Security

Scott Campaign Pushes Back Against Mucarsel-Powell's Claim She Supports Border Security

Jackson Bakich
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May 1, 2024
At a recent campaign event, U.S. Senate hopeful Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) stated that she supported border security funding during her time as a U.S. Representative from 2019-21. “When I was in Congress, I supported funding for border security. I voted for funding for border security," said Mucarsel-Powell While she may have voted for omnibus or […]
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Rep. Lee's REPORT Act Sent to President's Desk, Looks to Curb Online Predators

Rep. Lee's REPORT Act Sent to President's Desk, Looks to Curb Online Predators

Jackson Bakich
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May 1, 2024
Representative Laurel Lee (R-FL) has played an integral role in sending the Revising Existing Procedures On Reporting via Technology (REPORT) Act to President Joe Biden’s (D) desk as a companion bill sponsor. The bill looks to change requirements regarding how electronic service providers submit reports to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) […]
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Donalds Wishes for 'Common Sense to Prevail' Concerning Big Cypress National Preservation

Donalds Wishes for 'Common Sense to Prevail' Concerning Big Cypress National Preservation

Jackson Bakich
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April 30, 2024
Representative Byron Donalds (R-FL) appeared on Fox 4-WFTX to discuss the prospect of President Joe Biden’s (D) administration changing the status of Big Cypress National Preserve to a “wilderness designation.” Rep. Donalds and many other Florida representatives in the U.S. Congress believe that Big Cypress National Preserve deserves to be protected. It could be harder […]
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James Madison Institute CEO Calls for Credit Card Transparency in State Legislature

James Madison Institute CEO Calls for Credit Card Transparency in State Legislature

Jackson Bakich
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April 30, 2024
Credit card companies and their secret or delayed (to the point of checkout) fees have driven consumers across the country nuts since they were introduced. There is not a general liking for these measures. However, with the 2024-2025 budget including a “secret study” regarding the credit card interchange system, people like Dr. Robert McClure – […]
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CPAC's Mercedes Schlapp says Democrats Sending 'Mixed Messages' on Israel is a 'Big Mistake'

CPAC's Mercedes Schlapp says Democrats Sending 'Mixed Messages' on Israel is a 'Big Mistake'

Jackson Bakich
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April 25, 2024
Mercedes Schlapp – host of “CPAC Now: America Uncanceled” and Former Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications for former President Donald Trump (R) – spoke to The Floridian at CPAC’s Budapest conference to discuss the organization’s response to anti-Israel sentiments around the world, including protests that have occurred at college campuses […]
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BlackRock Announces New Retirement Plan, Could Benefit Florida's Large Retirement Population

BlackRock Announces New Retirement Plan, Could Benefit Florida's Large Retirement Population

Jackson Bakich
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April 25, 2024
BlackRock – one of the newest and biggest investment firms on the block, has introduced its new LifePath Paycheck program. The company has dubbed the program the “new retirement” option which grants participants “lifetime income” that increases over time. In a press release regarding the introduction of the program, BlackRock states, “LifePath Paycheck is the […]
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Mast Slams EU for Lackluster Ukraine Funding

Mast Slams EU for Lackluster Ukraine Funding

Jackson Bakich
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April 24, 2024
Representative Brian Mast (R-FL) appeared on “Mornings with Maria” and discussed two recent developments on Capitol Hill. These two developments include the $95 billion defense package sent to Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan, and the Indo-Pacific and the potential ban of the Chinese-owned social media platform, TikTok. The Florida congressmen began by calling out the European Union […]
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AG Moody To Possibly Join FSU Appeal in Lawsuit Against ACC

AG Moody To Possibly Join FSU Appeal in Lawsuit Against ACC

Jackson Bakich
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April 24, 2024
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) might be getting involved with the ACC’s (Atlantic Coast Conference) lawsuit against Florida State University (FSU), which is being held in Mecklenburg, North Carolina – where the ACC operates. Just for clarity, Florida State and the ACC (the conference in which FSU athletics partake in), have engaged in dueling […]
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