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WASHINGTON—, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Puerto Rico to examine the damage and disruption caused by the recent earthquakes and speak with island residents who have been affected. The delegation, which includes Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico) and Reps. Donna Shalala (D-Fla.) and Bill Posey (R-Fla.), will also receive briefings from federal officials, Puerto Rico officials, and local mayors about the ongoing recovery efforts. The purpose of the visit is to learn what Puerto Rico needs from the federal government in order to recover and rebuild.
Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on SB 404, a new parental consent bill designed to thwart the will of the people in protecting privacy rights.
Tallahassee, Fla. — Following reports of a eight of anti-LGBTQ bills filed earlier this week, several of which were heard in committee meetings today, Commissioner Nikki Fried offered the following statement:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S.Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), was appointed Vice Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, ChairmanMike Thompson (CA-05) announced. Mucarsel-Powell is a survivor of gun violence and lost her own father to gun violence. 
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