Fighting for Florida

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We live in a special country. Most people throughout history have lived in societies where how far you go in life was limited by family connections and other circumstances of your birth.
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Yesterday, I voted against final passage of S. 954, "The Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013," which is commonly known as the farm bill.
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Saturday marks the first day of hurricane season, and we wanted to take a moment to remind you how to be prepared for a hurricane and useful resources if a hurricane does hit Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season will be "active or extremely active" with as many as 20 named storms.
This week's release of the State Department's 2012 International Religious Freedom Report reminds us how blessed Americans are to live in a place where we can freely and openly practice our religion of choice without fear of persecution.
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The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that passed the Senate today could have had a positive effect on Florida's natural resources, industries and residents. Every Floridian is impacted by the work conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers in our state. Unfortunately, politics were chosen over sound public policy, and the state's best interests were left out of the final bill.
During my time in the Senate, many of you have written to me about your concerns with our immigration system. Today, I want to share this video with you in which I outline what this legislation sets out to do. And most importantly, I want to invite you to share your thoughts and submit your ideas below, on ways we can improve it.
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I have received your timely letter regarding recent immigration reform efforts. I appreciate your interest in this important issue and I share your position about the need for a robust and public debate. As you know, I have been forceful and clear in my position that the Judiciary Committee hold multiple hearings on the topic and be given ample time to consider any immigration proposal. This is a position I reiterated last weekend in a letter to Chairman Patrick Leahy, which I have attached for your reference.