Government

Where Does Your Member Of Congress Stand On Trump's Immigration Order?

Feb 2, 2017
Gabriella Demczuk for NPR

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order suspending new-refugee admissions for 120 days and blocking travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries — Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia — for 90 days. Syrian refugees are banned indefinitely.

John Davis / WGCU

Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio met with Southwest Florida citrus growers Friday in Immokalee to discuss challenges facing the industry and how the federal government can help.  The bacterial disease, citrus greening, has decimated the industry over the past decade, reducing crop yields by 70 percent compared to where they stood twenty years ago. 

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Cape Coral City Council members have approved an ordinance adding anti-discrimination protections for LGBT city employees.  Cape Coral is the first municipality in Lee County to provide such protections.

Rachel Iacovone

An estimated 500,000 people gathered at the National Mall for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday following President Donald Trump’s inauguration the day before. That crowd included two Florida Gulf Coast University students who traveled up for the march with money they raised through a crowd-funding site.

Rachel Iacovone

A group of 14 Florida Gulf Coast University students attended the presidential inauguration today in Washington D.C. thanks to the Brunson Foundation and State Representative Byron Donalds of Naples.

Students from Florida Southwestern University and Ave Maria University were also there. Some of the FGCU students are members of Student Government. Ashley Sambrun, the Chief Justice of FGCU’s Student Government said she appreciated the opportunity to see the federal government up close.

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