U.S. House Committee on Appropriations

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Medical Marijuana: $1 Million Research Bill, "Charlotte's Web" Measure Passes Committee

    All signs point toward Floridians approving a medical marijuana proposal on November's ballot, but the legislature could ease the Sunshine State toward some legalized pot all on their own during this month's session. One measure, which would kick start research funding into medical marijuana and l ... More >>

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    July 12, 2013

    "Jay-Z, Beyoncé Bill" Aiming to Restrict Travel to Cuba, "Playing to Audience in Miami"

    Rocking "guayabera shirts and bandanas," Jay-Z may have "turned Havana to Atlanta" momentarily this past May when he and Beyoncé visited Cuba. But if Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee get their way, the couple's first Treasury Department-approved cultural exchange trip to the Cari ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Red-Light Camera Ban Advances Thanks To Two Reps From Miami

    Rejoice, everyone who frantically slams the gas whenever a yellow light pops up (AKA every single driver in Miami-Dade):  A bill that would forbid cities from using red-light cameras narrowly passed its first test in Tallahassee yesterday. While Riptide supports any plan to ax the cameras, it's ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Spineless U.S. Congress Kills Latest Hopes to Close Gitmo

    Back in February, I visited the Guantanamo Bay prison camp during President Obama's inauguration. At the time, it sure seemed like I was witnessing the last days of a ugly chapter in American history. ​Obama's first act as president was an order to close the place. The head of the detention center ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    The Art of War

    Rep. Carlos Lacasa adds a new chapter to the Sun Tzu classic, set in Miami-Dade County

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    November 19, 1998
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    November 12, 1998
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    July 14, 1993

    Mr. Diaz-Balart Goes to Washington

    When an unsuspecting Colorado congressman tries to cut funding to Radio and TV Martí, the freshman lawmaker gives a taste of exile politics, Miami-style

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    January 22, 1992

    Wheeling and Dealing

    U.S. Rep. William Lehman snags $2.5 million in federal money for bike paths in his Dade district - and cyclists aren't taking it sitting down

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    June 19, 1991