Ted Deutch

LAURA AND JUAN HUERGO

On this Tuesday, March 31, episode of Sundial:

 

Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

Last week, Congress approved a $2.2 trillion spending package to address the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic. The funding included hundreds of billions of dollars for small business and an even larger amount for corporations that have been hit hard by the pandemic. And those making less than $75,000 a year should expect to see checks for $1,200 in the mail in the coming weeks. 

Coronavirus
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Congressional leaders spent Monday morning meeting with representatives from South Florida hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, airport and Port Everglades officials as well as county commissioners, about new cases of Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in Broward.  

The group gathered at Nova Southeastern University's medical campus to discuss their needs that have arisen now that the contagious respiratory illness, COVID-19 has made its way to South Florida. 

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On this Monday, March 9, episode of Sundial:

Rep. Ted Deutch talks about COVID-19 response 

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch held a roundtable on Monday morning at Nova Southeastern University to discuss the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19, prevention techniques and possible impacts on South Florida.

Deutch says one of the challenges is testing kits: “No one can identify the number of tests available in Florida,” says Deutch. “That’s the first order of business for me.”

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There’s a new federal law that bans acts of animal cruelty, and subjects violators to prison.

The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act represents something unusual in the nation’s capital. It was a bipartisan success, sponsored by a bipartisan Florida duo: U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, a southeast Florida Democrat, and Vern Buchanan, a southwest Florida Republican.

The PACT Act was signed into law last week by President Donald Trump.

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A California congresswoman quits as the House Ethics Committee started investigation into whether she had an improper relationship with a staffer. But the same committee - led by U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Boca Raton - has not investigated U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, who has admitted to being in a relationship with his aide.

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Thousands of Florida students are demanding lawmakers and politicians act on climate issues. Across the state, students from Miami to Melbourne, and Fort Lauderdale to Jacksonville, skipped school as part of the Global Climate Strike. Protestors hope to put pressure on lawmaker to act faster on climate issues.

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg inspired the climate strikes. The action comes ahead of a planned UN Climate Action Summit that takes place next week in New York.

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Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) said on Sundial Monday that retreating from the Paris Climate Agreement makes America "weaker" and that he plans to push hard for two things in the coming months: a carbon fee and gun reform legislation.

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On the Aug. 26, 2019 episode of Sundial:

Hollywood Nursing Home Arrests

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission
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Some members of Congress have plans to implement federal security recommendations that have come after the 2018 Parkland school shooting. 

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Broward-Palm Beach Democrat, came to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission meeting in Sunrise on Wednesday with families of the Parkland shooting victims. 

They took to a podium to talk about what Congress can do to increase school safety nationwide.

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Congressman Ted Deutch, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday he supports an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, citing “substantial evidence” that the president obstructed justice.

A formal vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry isn’t necessary, Deutch said, arguing that the Judiciary Committee’s examination of presidential conduct means an impeachment investigation effectively is already underway.

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It's still too early for impeachment proceedings, U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch told the crowd at a packed town hall meeting Thursday in Oakland Park.

The Broward-Palm Beach County Democrat wants to educate people about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report first. 

"The purpose of these investigations is to follow them wherever they lead and ultimately, as the Mueller report tells us, to ensure that no one in the country, including the president of the United States, is above the law," he said.

Lily Oppenheimer

Sunrise resident Peggy Johannsen is grieving for her niece, who died unexpectedly last month. Her father also recently passed away. On top of expenses from two funerals, she also has a looming February mortgage payment. 

Nancy Pelosi/Ted Deutch
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It's been a little over eight months since the shooting that took 17 people’s lives in Parkland. 

At a roundtable in Coral Springs City Hall on Wednesday, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch met with grieving alumni, parents and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. 

"All I’m ever asked is 'how are you, how is everything going?'" Sarah Stricker, 15, a student, told the lawmakers. "The only thing I’m doing is surviving - I can’t do anything else." 

Bill Nelson
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It’s been seven months since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that killed 17 people. 

To mark the date, Parkland father Fred Guttenberg gathered families together at the Marriott Heron Bay Resort in the city -  the same hotel where his daughter Jaime's funeral was held in February.   

Rep. Ted Deutch
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The National Flood Insurance Program is in trouble. After paying claims to cover damages from storms like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, and Hurricane Matthew in 2015, it is more than $25 billion in debt.

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