In today's 'You Can't Make This Up' file: Rick Perry will explain why he should run an Energy Dept. he can't remember and wanted to abolish.

Energy Secretary Nominee Rick Perry Regrets Call to Eliminate Agency

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Yes, this really happened: Betsy DeVos, Trump’s Education Secretary, pick cited ‘potential grizzlies’ a reason for eliminating gun-free school zones.

Betsy DeVos cites grizzly bears during guns-in-schools debate

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We're not going to let President-Elect Donald Trump, Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans take our health care away without a fight! Keep making your voice heard - there is too much on the line to stay silent. A study that just came out this morning from the Congressional Budget Office showed that one Republican repeal plan would take health insurance from 18 million people in the...
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Hundreds attend rally for Affordable Care Act in Sunrise

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As we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are reminded of how far we've come as a nation, and just how much more we have to do. I met so many wonderful and inspiring people along the parade route in Hallandale Beach today - from mothers sharing a piece of Dr. King's legacy with their children, to young adults stepping up to fill the shoes of those who came before...
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One of my proudest moments in Congress was when I voted for the Affordable Care Act. Today, I joined my good friends Congressman Alcee L. Hastings, Congressman Ted Deutch, State Rep. Rick Stark and Broward County Commissioner Nan Rich as we stood alongside our working families, seniors, young adults, health care providers and union leaders to protect our right to quality affordable health...
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Congratulations to Stephen Bittel on his election as Florida Democratic Party Chair, and all of the new FDP officers as well! I know they are ready to help turn Florida blue once again by organizing and fighting every step of the way!

For the first time in decades, a Miami democrat will lead the Florida Democratic Party

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act will turn back the clock to a time when women could be charged more or denied coverage. No-cost well-woman visits, contraception and breastfeeding supplies would also be lost with a repeal. #SaveACA

10 Things Women Lose if the Affordable Care Act is Repealed

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Florida Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Lois Frankel, Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy invite fellow Floridians to a PRE-MARCH BREAKFAST at the Women's March on Washington.

Women's March on Washington - Florida Breakfast

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The Republican-led Senate began its repeal of Obamacare with no replacement plan last night. This outrageous gambit will take away coverage for 20 million of our friends, neighbors and co-workers, and threaten tens of millions more with preexisting conditions. But that's not all the pain this will cause. Under a repeal, ACA protections for choosing your own OB-GYN could go away, larger...
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6 Lesser-Known Obamacare Provisions That Could Evaporate

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Thank you President Obama. You and Vice President Biden pulled our country back from the brink of economic calamity, and delivered eight years of greater hope and opportunity for all. #obamafarewell #thanksobama
ICYMI: We need to take a close look at how we keep ourselves safe on airplanes, in airports, and all of our transportation hubs. We are experiencing far too many of these tragedies.

Lawmakers question rules allowing guns at airports

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Yesterday's threats against Jewish schools and institutions, including some here in South Florida, are a terrifying reminder that we must do everything we can to protect safety and peace of mind in our communities. I'm glad no one was hurt during these horrifying threats.

Jewish centers in several states targeted with bomb threats

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I marked Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by joining some of Hollywood's finest for a cup of coffee this morning! They do a difficult and dangerous job, and as we saw Friday at FLL, they put themselves in harm's way to keep all of us safe. I'm deeply grateful for their life-saving work on Friday, and everyday. #TakeTheLEAD2017
UPDATE: The FLL airport has brought in a mobile Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles unit to issue temporary photo i.d.'s for passengers who do not have their valid photo identification for travel. The unit is between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at the arrivals level. Passengers can make their way there to have a temporary i.d. printed for the TSA identification process. This service is...
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@AskTSA Travel Tips In Over 140 Characters: Can I Fly Without ID? What about Real ID?

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As we try to make sense of Friday's tragic event at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int'l Airport, we continue to work with law enforcement and governmental agencies to reunite travelers with their families and their belongings. I'm working with the Governor's Office and the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Department of State to assist travelers with obtaining passports and other...
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Traffic, flight, hotel availability updates amid fatal shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport

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Use this toll-free number from the Broward Sheriff's Office to find out more information about the tragedy at FLL:

Broward County Responds to Incident at Airport

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Tragic news coming from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in my congressional district. I am actively in touch w/ TSA & law enforcement. This is still an active situation. We need to let law enforcement and emergency personnel do their job to secure the area and keep people safe. My thoughts are with the victims right now. Passengers at the airport should follow law enforcement...
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Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Shooting: 5 Dead, 8 Hurt

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The December jobs report says 156,000 jobs created, and wages continue to rise. But the bulk of those jobs were in health care, and repealing the Affordable Care Act will put a stop to that.

Obamacare repeal costs: 3 million jobs gone, $1.5 trillion in lost gross state product

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Republicans are pushing for a repeal of Obamacare without any replacement. Meanwhile, Floridians are leading the nation in try to sign up for it.

South Florida continues to lead Obamacare sign-ups

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