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• As state and local governments in Central Florida scramble to help the thousands who are suddenly out of work, they’re also leaning on the federal government for help. US Rep. Darren Soto joined Intersection to talk about what the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package means for Floridians. Read More »
• A new bill proposed by Florida Rep. Darren Soto that would make Puerto Rico the 51st U.S. state has sparked debate between supporters of statehood and those who worry about the island losing its independence. Read More »
• US Rep. Mark Pocan (D- Wis) who is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, tells Intersection he believes the Democrats are within striking distance of taking control of the House. Read More »
• Democrats Senator Bill Nelson, Congressman Darren Soto, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, and the Mexican Consulate will address policy issues that affect the Latino community. Event organizer Nancy Batista says displaced Puerto Rican families demonstrates the importance of affordable and accessible housing. Read More »
• Democrats across the country are hoping the so-called ‘blue wave’ that’s caused upset wins in solidly Republican districts will continue into November.
Qualification for congressional elections in Florida closed last week, setting up some tough primaries- including Alan Grayson taking on incumbent Darren Soto in Florida’s 9th Congressional District. Political analysts Michelle Ertel and Dick Batchelor join Intersection to unpack this and other races. Read More »
• Two Florida congressmen have proposed a bill that would make it easier for patients and researchers to get medical marijuana by classifying it differently on the federal level. U.S. Representatives Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) and Darren Soto (D-Orlando) have joined to push for a bipartisan measure that would move cannabis from a Schedule I substance, like heroin or LSD, to a Schedule III substance, like anabolic steroids or Tylenol with codeine. The federal Controlled Substances Act currently classifies heroin, LSD, Ecstasy and marijuana in the same category, a group of drugs that the DEA says have “no currently accepted medical use.” Gaetz and Soto say the majority of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana, and that HR 2020 would make … Read More »