Ted Deutch weighs in, knocks down charge that Moskowitz supports DeSantis or Trump
Congressman Ted Deutch emphatically rejected the charge that congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz is a supporter of Gov. Ron DeSantis or former President Donald Trump. It's been a central theme of one of Moskowitz's primary opponents, Ben Sorensen.sun-sentinel.com
Broward Teachers Union endorses Moskowitz for open congressional seat
The Broward Teachers Union, one of the largest labor unions in Florida, is endorsing Jared Moskowitz, one of several candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat. The endorsement from BTU, which represents more than 11,500 teachers and other school employees is prized by candidates. It has experience mobilizing voters in August, when the Democratic congressional primary takes place.sun-sentinel.com
Democratic leader challenges Democrat Moskowitz to denounce DeSantis
A longtime Democratic activist directly and bluntly challenged Democratic congressional candidate Jared Moskowitz over his ties to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the bête noire of Florida Democrats. "Say something [about] how horrible [DeSantis] is," she urged.sun-sentinel.com
Hava Holzhauer, former ADL Florida leader, running for Congress
Hava Holzhauer, a former Florida regional director of the ADL who describes herself as a “lifelong advocate and fighter for justice” and the “voice of possibility & progress – delivering results" is running for Congress. She's seeking the Democratic nomination in the Broward-Palm Beach county district U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is vacating.sun-sentinel.com
Chip LaMarca won’t run for Congress. Decision leaves Republicans without top-tier candidate to succeed Ted Deutch
State Rep. Chip LaMarca won’t run for Congress, leaving his party without a top-tier candidate for an open seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch. LaMarca says the atmosphere is different in Washington, D.C., since he first got involved in politics decades ago. He plans to run for re-election to his northeast Broward seat in the state House of Representatives.sun-sentinel.com
2 Men Charged For Beating A Man To Death Who Was Hanging Christmas Lights In Gage Park
Two men have been charged in the brutal beating death of a father of three while he was hanging Christmas lights at his home in Gage Park in December, as part of a violent string of robberies stretching from the North Side to the South Side.news.yahoo.com
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: September 12, 2021
On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Christina Vazquez speak to Rep. Ted Deutch, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, FIU Associate Dean Dr. Cheryl Holder, Rep. Anthony Sabatini and Rep. Robin Bartleman.
Two Injured as Driver Plows Into Florida Pride Parade in What Mayor Calls an ‘Attack’
GettyTwo people were seriously injured Saturday as a driver plowed into a Pride parade in what the Fort Lauderdale mayor is calling a “terrorist attack against the LGBT community.”The incident occurred during the Stonewall Pride Parade in Wilton Manors, Florida, a neighborhood about 10 miles north of Fort Lauderdale. Police have not confirmed the status of the victims, but WPLG reports the two are in critical condition.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis, who was at the event, described the momnews.yahoo.com
South Florida Dems feud with Ilhan Omar for equating U.S., Israel with Hamas, Taliban
Three South Florida Democrats signed a statement with nine of their U.S. House colleagues criticizing recent statements by Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar that lumped together alleged human rights abuses committed by the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban.news.yahoo.com
Rick Scott among senators least likely to work with Democrats; Marco Rubio much more willing to cross party lines
Florida's Republican U.S. senators have taken different paths when it comes to willingness to work across party lines with Democrats. During his first two years in Washington, Rick Scott is one of the most partisan members of the Senate, a study shows, while Marco Rubio is one of the most bipartisan. Among South Florida House members, Republican Brian Mast is the least partisan and Democrat Frederica Wilson is the most partisan.sun-sentinel.com
Parkland school shooting survivor among those calling for gun control as legislation stalls in Senate
PARKLAND, Fla. – Aalayah Eastmond was 17 years old when she survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in the 1200 building. She decided to play dead, so the gunman wouldn’t target her during the rampage that left 17 dead and 17 injured. AdRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz agrees with Deutch and Frankel on the urgency of the pleas for gun control. Nov. 1, 2017 shooting: A 47-year-old man shot inside a Walmart Superstore in Thornton. May 7, 2019 school shooting: A 16-year-old transgender boy and an 18-year-old man fired weapons inside the STEM School Highlands Ranch charter school near Denver.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: March 14, 2021
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – On the latest episode of This Week in South Florida, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by South Florida Congressmen Ted Deutch and Mario Diaz-Balart, and Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States Carlos Vecchio. The full episode can be viewed at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida Podcast: March 14, 2021
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – On the latest episode of the This Week in South Florida podcast, hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by South Florida Congressmen Ted Deutch and Mario Diaz-Balart, and Venezuelan Ambassador to the United States Carlos Vecchio. Subscribe to the weekly TWISF Podcast on iOS or Android
This Week in South Florida: Ted Deutch
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – The latest COVID-19 relief checks are beginning to land as the latest coronavirus bill was passed in Congress last week. South Florida’s stake in the American Rescue Plan includes direct cash, vaccines for all, relief and stimulus for schools and businesses. The bill passed both houses of Congress by narrow, partisan margins, without a single vote in favor from Republicans. They say the bill is larded with pork and delivers less than 10 percent of the money to fighting COVID-19. Veteran South Florida Congressman Ted Deutch joined This Week in South Florida hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg to discuss.
House Democrats move to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from committee assignments
WASHINGTON – House Democrats moved Wednesday to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from her committee assignments. This comes after she has made several disparaging comments and social media posts, including a video in which she refers to the Parkland school shooting as a hoax and harasses one of the student survivors. The House rules committee debated the rule on the removal of Greene from House committees on the budget, and education and labor. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced there will likely be a floor vote on Thursday. Greene pedals conspiracy theory that advocate violence, Rep. Ted Deutch said during the debate, adding that by assigning her to House committees Republicans are giving her a platform and normalizing her behavior.
Democrats call for Greene to be ousted after video shows her harassing Parkland activist
WASHINGTON – Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday Republicans need to remove Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Education Committee or Democrats will. Aside from a record of racists posts, Greene is accused of sharing a Facebook post claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax and a video shows her harassing David Hogg, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre survivor, who is a gun control activist. David Hogg addresses the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)“What could they be thinking? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a Democrat from California, is introducing a House resolution to expel Greene from Congress, which requires two-thirds of the votes.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: January 10, 2021
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Joining the latest episode of This Week in South Florida are Congressman Ted Deutch and Jackson Health CEO Carlos Migoya. They joined TWISF hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg. The full episode can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Rep. Ted Deutch
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – This week’s chaos at The Capitol is under layers of investigation. 147 members of Congress, all Republicans, voted to reject electors in Arizona and Pennsylvania, which would effectively have disenfranchised millions of voters. Among those voting to decertify were Florida Senator Rick Scott and Miami Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart and Carlos Gimenez. Only Gimenez accepted Local 10′s invitation to join This Week in South Florida, but he cancelled the morning of the show citing a medical emergency. Rep. Ted Deutch, a Democrat from Boca Raton who represents Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, did join TWISF to discuss the week’s events, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.
Ted Deutch will continue to represent Florida’s 22nd Congressional District
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Ted Deutch is the projected winner for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. His Republican opponent, James Pruden, had a good showing, but wasn’t able to overtake the Democratic incumbent. He also supported an “America First” approach to immigration, border security and U.S. citizen homelessness and wanted to replace Obamacare with a sensible healthcare system. Pruden grew up on a cattle farm in southern Maryland, later relocated to Florida, and has been a resident South Florida since 1982. Florida’s 22nd Congressional District includes parts of Broward County and southern Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, West Boca, Parkland, Margate, Fort Lauderdale, part of Pompano Beach, and Coral Springs.
Wasserman Schultz warns of Trump’s dangerous ’poll-watching patrols'
AVENTURA, Fla. – Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said Thursday that she is concerned about white supremacists and militia groups that support President Donald Trump’s reelection. Wasserman Schultz said this heightened after Trump was given the opportunity to condemn them and instead addressed a right-wing extremist group and said, “Stand back and stand by.” The group’s online presence has carved out a niche as a volunteer security force for the GOP. “Trump is assembling what could be potential poll-watching patrols who are known for white supremacy and violence,” Wasserman Schultz said. Broward County Elections Department said this is part of their guidelines, which haven’t changed. Trump should be asked again to condemn white supremacy and anti-semitic, racism and he should be asked to tell his supporters to be peaceful and to not interfere with elections,” Deutch said.
This Week in South Florida Full Episode: Sept. 27, 2020
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Congressman Ted Deutch, Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber, Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie, congressional candidate Maria Elvira Salazar and Miami-Dade United Way Executive Director Maria Alonso join This Week in South Florida. The full episode can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Ted Deutch
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Democrats in Washington D.C. don’t think Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett should be confirmed before November’s election. Do they slow down the confirmation process, or simply refuse to take part in it? Then there is also the looming issue of President Trump’s repeated refusal to say that he’ll abide by the results of the election. Congressman Ted Deutch, a democrat who has represented the 22nd District of Florida since 2017, joined This Week in South Florida host Michael Putney to discuss. Their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.
This Week in South Florida: Rep. Ted Deutch
PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. As COVID-19 cases rose in Florida this week, and the positivity rate remained in the red zone, South Florida's democratic members of congress implored Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue a statewide mask order, as well as more targeted stay-at-home orders. One of those Congressmen signing the letter is Rep. Ted Deutch, a democrat from Boca Raton. He represents Florida's 22nd Congressional District in Northern Broward and Southern Palm Beach counties. He spoke with Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg on This Week in South Florida, and that interview can be seen at the top of this page.
Miami-Dade Police: About 115 citations issued for breaking county mask, distancing rules
MIAMI, Fla. South Florida continues to be a hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic that's surging in the United States. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimnez talked to a national audience on Sunday on ABCs Good Morning America, speaking about the new $100 civil penalty for breaking county mask and social distancing rules. Miami-Dade Police Director Alfredo Freddy Ramrez, speaking on Local 10s This Week In South Florida, said about 115 citations were issued and now that it is a civil citation and not a criminal offense, enforcement is more in line with the crime. Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, who is running to unseat Gimenez as the countys mayor, blames local case rises on young adults. Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers, said: "We are trying to do everything we can to limit the chance to gather in groups when one's inhibitions may be down."
Democratic leaders press Gov. DeSantis for answers and transparency
Ron DeSantis on Thursday for a lack of transparency as the state reopens during the coronavirus pandemic. “The common thread here with DeSantis is callousness, indifference and a lack of candor,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said. According to the U.S. Labor Department, Floridians filed 223,927 jobless claims last week, after 223,082 were filed the week before. Only California and New York had more new claims filed last week than Florida. The state’s tourism industry has been hardest hit, with almost a quarter of the workers who’ve filed jobless claims coming from that industry.
Florida lawmakers call on DeSantis to enforce statewide shelter-in-place order
WESTON, Fla. – Democratic U.S. lawmakers from Florida are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue a statewide shelter-in-place order. U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Ted Deutch (FL-22) and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (FL-26), attended a video conference call Thursday and discussed the ongoing state and federal responses to the coronavirus pandemic. The three relatives have been in their home, but Deutch said he and his wife are isolated from their son. “We are communicating with each other,” Wasserman Schultz said.
SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale Still in Limbo as PETA Pursues Lawsuit
SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale remains little more than a rumor with a Facebook page as the City of Fort Lauderdale and animal welfare activists head back to court over the controversial marine-life exhibitor's plan to open a local store. On December 16, the Facebook page for SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale featured a new post, announcing the store is expected to open "in early 2020." PETA in September petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deny SeaQuest's request to add Fort Lauderdale to its federal Animal Welfare Act exhibitor license. Bell did not say whether APHIS had plans to inspect the Fort Lauderdale site, nor whether SeaQuest's license was under review. "It is my pleasure to help expose them," Campos says, "and hopefully prevent them from abusing animals in Fort Lauderdale."browardpalmbeach.com
House passes bill making animal cruelty a federal felony
WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill making certain types of animal cruelty a federal felony. The House unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act on Tuesday afternoon, which criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty. "This bill sends a clear message that our society does not accept cruelty against animals. The underlying acts, which were not included in the 2010 bill, are part of the PACT Act. The act is limited to interstate commerce and federal property and would not interfere with local animal cruelty laws or enforcement.
Dogged by Controversy, SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale Lags Behind Schedule
Whatever the status of SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale, efforts to prevent the interactive marine-life venue from opening are well underway. SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale is under construction on the east side of the Galleria in Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale must pass muster with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), as well as six City of Fort Lauderdale departments. The CEO cited extended delays with the Long Island project, which was on roughly the same schedule as SeaQuest Fort Lauderdale. As popular as it is with tourists and the convention crowd, Fort Lauderdale remains South Florida's one tourism destination without an aquarium.browardpalmbeach.com
MSD Public Safety Commission meets as students head back to school
SUNRISE, Fla. - As students in Broward County returned to school Wednesday, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission met to continue its mission to help ensure school safety. "Since the Stoneman Douglas tragedy, these Parkland parents and spouses have helped change the national conversation," U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said. Alyssa's Law already passed in New Jersey and calls for a panic alarm in every public school. "If we would have had panic alarms in Marjory Stoneman Douglas, we would not have had 17 people murdered," he said. Parents and law enforcement leaders are also highlighting changes to threat assessment and officer and deputy training.