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On August 26, 2017, we celebrate Women's Equality Day, marking the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when the right of women to vote was first recognized.
Today, I want to celebrate four of our many community leaders here in Central Florida, exemplary torchbearers whose work empowers women every day:
Congressman Darren Soto recognizes Tom Flores, the first Hispanic starting quarterback, manager, and head coach to win a Super Bowl in professional football history. "Tom Flores had an outstanding and successful career, both as a quarterback and as a head coach. This resolution pays tribute to his inspiring athletic talents," said Congressman Soto.
I have heard the same theme over and over from the media, both locally and in Washington: Bipartisanship is dead. The truth is bipartisanship and partisanship occur daily in Washington, but the prior acts rarely get covered.
Soto denounces the consideration of the repeal of Obamacare and supports bipartisan legislation. In Florida's 9th District, many families would be in danger of losing their insurance due to the potential Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal, making this a life or death issue. Congressman Soto spoke on the House floor to confront this pressing issue.
To confront one of Florida’s most pressing environmental problems – algae blooms fed by the release of nutrient-polluted overflow from Lake Okeechobee – the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott agreed this year to invest $1.2 billion to build a new reservoir south of the lake and spend another $50 million to speed up repairs to the crumbling dike surrounding the lake.
Today, the Trump Administration set out a broken budget with more broken promises. Hear Congressman Soto speak out against these cruel cuts to healthcare, farm aid, cancer and other science research, and small businesses.
During these first 100 days, big talk and broken promises is all we have gotten from the Trump administration and House Republicans. The latest example: Trumpcare has gotten even worse. Hear Darren's quick explanation of why the new version is even worse.
Let’s start with the good news: the overall cancer death rate in the United States has been declining over the past two decades, thanks to lower rates of smoking, earlier detection and better treatments. The bad news: cancer health disparities continue to exist.
TOP 5 REASONS TRUMPCARE DOESN’T CARE
#1 TrumpCare cuts Medicaid