Ross Spano Helps Gets ‘Boots to Business Bill’ for Veterans Through the House

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This week, the U.S. House passed a proposal backed by a congressman from Florida to help veterans launch small businesses. At the end of June, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Brad Scheider, D-Ill., to bring out the “Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act.” While, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched a “Boots to Business” program in 2013 with “which the SBA advises vet... Read more »

Florida Congressmen Back Tulsi Gabbard’s Bill to Help Veterans Launching Small Businesses

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U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., has lined up the support of two congressmen from Florida for her proposal to help veterans who own small businesses. Gabbard, currently a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, introduced the “Post-9/11 Veteran Business Acceleration Act” last week with the support of U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla. “ This bipartisan bill... Read more »

Ross Spano, Mark Green Talk About Veterans, Military Issues in Lakeland

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., was joined by a fellow congressional freshmen to hold a roundtable on military and veterans issues in Lakeland. U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., appeared at the event with Spano. Green graduated from West Point and served in the Army, including interrogating Saddam Hussein in Iraq. Green is the president of the freshman class of representatives. Spano stress... Read more »

Editorial: A closer look at the ‘graveyard’

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The public can be forgiven for thinking perhaps our lawmakers cannot walk and chew gum at the same time. The House Democrats’ partisan impeachment of President Donald Trump continues apace, with some witness statements finally being released and the actual witnesses finally being scheduled for public questioning next week. We’ve noted in this space previously that some Democratic lawmakers began ... Read more »

Local Congressional reps reflect party lines on impeachment

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Polk County’s elected Congressional representatives — Republicans Ross Spano and Greg Steube, and Democrat Darren Soto — offer contrasting outlooks on the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. LAKELAND — Polk County’s congressional representatives describe the ongoing impeachment inquiry as if they were observing two different processes. The two Republicans see an unjustified probe that ... Read more »

6 GOP House members: Democrats obsessed with impeachment, ignore border crisis

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House Democrats are so obsessed with impeaching President Trump and trying to undermine the Trump administration that they are doing nothing to fix real problems Americans care about, like border security. In fact, House Democrats are so determined to undercut the president’s agenda that they refuse to recognize the national security vulnerabilities on our southwest border. We saw these vulnerabi... Read more »

It’s Official: House Democrats to Launch ‘Public’ Impeachment Hearings Next Week

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Democrats in the House are planning to take their closed-door impeachment proceedings public as early as next week; confirming the decision after releasing the first round of transcripts from previous testimony. “The release of Taylor’s transcript came as Democrats launched a major new phase of their impeachment inquiry with public hearings scheduled for next week featuring State Department offic... Read more »

Ross Spano Praises Customs and Border Protection’s, ICE’s Efforts to Secure the Border

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While he is a top target for Democrats next year, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is showing no signs of backing down on immigration. Last week, Spano joined U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala., on a tour of the Rio Grande Valley where they focused on border security. During the trip, Spano toured the Port of Hildago, met with the Army National Guardand was briefed by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ... Read more »

House approves impeachment inquiry rules after fiery floor debate

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A sharply divided House voted Thursday to approve a resolution setting "ground rules" for the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, putting lawmakers on record over the contentious process while setting the stage for proceedings to move into the public eye after weeks of closed-door depositions. The measure passed largely along party lines, 232-196. Two Democrats defected on the vote. The firs... Read more »

Editorial: This is no way to run an impeachment

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This week Republicans on Capitol Hill tried to crash the party. On Wednesday, roughly two dozen GOP lawmakers noisily sought access to the secure facility in the bowels of the House where Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff is conducting the star chamber intended to impeach President Donald Trump over an alleged extortion demand for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden. Among t... Read more »

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