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House Passes Rep. Posey’s Bipartisan Commercial Space Legislation

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Today the House of Representatives passed Congressman Bill Posey’s (R-Rockledge) bipartisan Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act which streamlines the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) licensing and permitting process of hybrid launch vehicles to allow for licensed commercial space support flights. “Companies would like to utilize space support vehicles to train crews and…

Space Coast Projects Receive Priority Funding by Army Corps

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The Army Corps of Engineers announced that several important projects to Florida’s Space Coast will be made a priority and receive the funding they need to continue construction efforts. Among the projects included in the Army Corps FY2018 Work Plan are the Canaveral Harbor Sand Bypass and the Mid Reach beach re-nourishment efforts. “I’m pleased to see that these important projects…

House Approves Rep. Posey’s Plan to Speed-up Port Projects

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The House approved Congressman Bill Posey’s (R-Rockledge) amendment to strengthen Section 204 of the Water Resources Development Act and speed-up important port projects that have been authorized by Congress but are awaiting action by the Army Corps of Engineers. A backlog of Army Corps projects has caused long delays and prevented many ports from modernizing their operations and doing…

Committee Approves Rep. Posey’s Bill to Prevent Overregulation of Credit Unions

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Today the House Financial Services Committee approved Congressman Bill Posey’s legislation to prevent an unfair and overly burdensome regulation from being imposed on credit unions across our communities. Posey’s bill, H.R. 4464, the Common Sense Credit Union Capital Relief Act, which was reported favorably to the House floor with a bipartisan vote, would repeal the National Credit Union…

Posey Applauds the Return of Professional Boxing to Palm Bay

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Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) released the following statement commending the City of Palm Bay and Telemundo for working to bring another World Boxing Organization (WBO) sanctioned boxing night to Palm Bay, Florida: “I applaud the efforts of Mayor Capote and the City of Palm Bay for working with Telemundo and All Star Boxing to bring another exciting night of boxing…

Too Much Regulation Hurts Our Economy

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One of the biggest obstacles to creating jobs and getting our economy moving again is burdensome regulations and unnecessary red tape. Having run a small business here in Brevard County I understand how overregulation can prevent businesses from expanding their facilities and hiring more employees. We know that the increased cost from regulations put heavier burdens on businesses as…

House Approves Posey’s Transparency Amendment

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With the support of U.S. Representative Bill Posey (R-Rockledge), the House of Representatives passed the Regulatory Accountability Act (H.R. 5), legislation to eliminate overly burdensome red tape and regulations that are stifling job creation, innovation, and economic growth. Included in the bill was Rep. Posey’s amendment to add more transparency to the federal rule making process by…

Legislation Makes High Cost Regulations Subject to Congressional Approval

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With the support of Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge), the House of Representatives passed legislation to make high cost federal regulations subject to Congressional approval. The Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny or REINS Act (H.R. 26) provides an important check on the power of federal regulators to create rules found to have a major cost on the economy “One of…

House Passes Legislation to Combat Citrus Disease

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed important legislation, with the support of Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge), to help citrus growers replant trees destroyed by disease. Citrus greening has affected nearly every grower in the state of Florida, making it difficult for many to front the cost of replanting diseased trees. “Florida has always been known for our world class…

House Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Women Entrepreneurs

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Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act (H.R. 4742) bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Congressman Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) to improve access to entrepreneurship programs in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to foster innovation and economic growth. “Entrepreneurship is the backbone of the American…

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