U.S. senators receive suspicious letters

U.S. senators receive suspicious letters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 29 (UPI) -- The FBI said it has opened an investigation into the mailing of harmless powder sent to both of Florida's U.S. senators this week.

LeMieux announces for Fla. Senate seat

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., April 5 (UPI) -- George LeMieux says he's running for the U.S. Senate, joining a likely crowded Republican field challenging Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.
GOP courts Scarborough for Senate

GOP courts Scarborough for Senate

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, denied Friday reports he has been talking to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough about a potential Senate run in Florida.

Extra shuttle mission this year in doubt

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Delays in the space shuttle Discovery's mission for repairs to its fuel tank raise doubts about an extra shuttle mission this year, U.S. officials say.

Senate nixes removal of tax break for oil

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Republican Senators blocked a proposal that would have blocked the biggest U.S. oil companies from taking a popular domestic manufacturing tax deduction.

Senate 'space jobs' bill announced

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- A U.S. senator has introduced legislation he says would give tax incentives to private companies and investors developing commercial spacecraft.
Senate passes its version of NASA budget

Senate passes its version of NASA budget

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A Senate budget plan for NASA adds another shuttle flight and has funding for a heavy-lift launch vehicle and for commercial space taxis, U.S. lawmakers say.

Senate Dems eye healthcare tax rollback

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate Democrats say they want to roll back a part of the healthcare reform measure that critics say would put new tax burdens on small businesses.
Senate committee extends shuttle program

Senate committee extends shuttle program

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A U. S. Senate committee has voted to extend the space shuttle program for at least a year beyond its scheduled termination, officials said.
Spillcam shows gulf oil leak live online

Spillcam shows gulf oil leak live online

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- The oil gushing from the damaged BP oil well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico was shown live on the Internet Thursday with the help of U.S. lawmakers.
Senator wants offshore drilling suspended

Senator wants offshore drilling suspended

WASHINGTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., has asked that oil drilling along U.S. coasts cease until an investigation into a Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion is completed.

Lenders asked for 'dry wall' mortgage help

WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- Florida and Louisiana officials say they want people in their states to get mortgage relief like that given to Virginians whose houses contain Chinese drywall.

U.S. contractor in high-security Cuba jail

MIAMI, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. government subcontractor accused of handing out laptops to Cuban dissidents has been jailed in a high-security prison, a U.S. senator says.

Senators ask for Camp Lejeune water study

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators says the Navy should carry out a $1.8 million study of tainted drinking water at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Bill to ban imported large snakes advances

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A bill approved Thursday by a U.S. Senate committee would ban the importing of large constrictors like the Burmese pythons that have invaded South Florida.

Florida seeks Obama's help on drywall mess

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 29 (UPI) -- A Florida lawmaker has asked President Obama to help state residents sort out problems with imported drywall blamed for myriad of problems.

Florida ready to call out 'python posse'

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 15 (UPI) -- Florida wildlife officials say they could have as many as 20 seasoned trappers ready to roll if they get the green light for a python roundup.

Sen. Nelson calls for Burmese python ban

WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., lobbied Wednesday for a ban on importing Burmese pythons like the one that killed a Florida toddler.

EPA releases results on Chinese drywall

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) -- Drywall imported from China contains chemicals that are not present in U.S.-made drywall, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

Weapon workers weren't denied benefits

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida lawmaker is criticizing a government investigation of charges that workers at a nuclear weapons plant were being denied compensation for illness.

Senator moves to abolish Electoral College

WASHINGTON, June 7 (UPI) -- Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., citing the 2000 presidential election, has introduced an amendment to abolish the Electoral College.
Fla., Mich. delegates will get half votes

Fla., Mich. delegates will get half votes

WASHINGTON, May 31 (UPI) -- Democratic Party officials Saturday agreed to seat the Florida and Michigan delegations at the national convention but the delegates will only have half a vote.

Judge tosses Fla. delegate suit

TAMPA, Fla., May 28 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday ruled the Democratic National Committee has the right to make its own rules for party primaries and delegates.

Women raped in Iraq don't know what to do

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Women working as contractors in Iraq tell a U.S. congressional committee they do not know where to file complaints if they are sexually assaulted.

Officials call for mail-in do-over

MIAMI, March 11 (UPI) -- Some Democratic leaders in Florida are joining the chorus calling for a repeat presidential primary in the Sunshine State.
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