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Southerland, Putnam Address EPA Overreach From Florida's Capitol

August 18, 2014 - TALLAHASSEE, FL – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II hosted a press conference today from Florida’s Capitol in Tallahassee to highlight his Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 5078). Southerland was joined by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam and other Florida stakeholders to highlight bipartisan efforts to stop the EPA and Army Corps from expanding its regulatory authority to almost any body of water in America – including puddles, ditches, and farmland ponds. ... Read More

Southerland Votes to Reform the VA

July 30, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II applauded House approval today of the Veterans’ Access to Care Through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act (H.R. 3230), a bicameral agreement aimed at addressing the widespread problems within the Veterans Affairs Department (VA). The legislation allows veterans to seek private-sector health care if they live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or are unable to get an appointment within 30 days, while also making... Read More

Southerland Staff to Host Mobile Office Hours

July 29, 2014 - Residents of the following counties are invited to join Rep. Southerland’s staff to provide input on legislation, ask questions or request assistance with a federal agency on issues including: Social Security, Medicare, Housing and Urban Development, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and Immigration. Jackson County Marianna City Hall 2898 Green Street Marianna, FL Thursday, July 31st 1:00pm – 3:00pm CT Calhoun County Old Courthouse Building 20776 Centr... Read More

Southerland Introduces "Right to Haul Act"

July 25, 2014 - WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Southerland, II introduced the Right to Haul Act (H.R. 5201) this week to extend state truck weight limits to federal roads, providing relief to agriculture and forestry haulers who have been stifled by inconsistent state and federal truck weight regulations. “Across North and Northwest Florida, loggers and agriculture haulers have suffered significantly under a patchwork system of state and federal truck weight regulations. My legisl... Read More