The defense spending bill passed by the House of Representatives today authorizes a 10 percent budget increase for U.S. Special Operations Command, extended authority for it to carry out its missions and more money to keep its troops healthy. But it also includes reductions in benefits for troops and their families.
Helen Gordon Davis couldn't make it to Monday's opening of the new women's business center that bears her name, but the former state senator's son said she was cheered by its debut even as she lives out the "last stages of a very busy and rewarding life."
With a lot of election promises centering on growing jobs and supporting small business, a group of U.S. Representatives are coming together to urge businesses to tap into social media to grow.
It's rare when the four members of the House of Representatives from the Tampa Bay area meet for a local news conference, but when it comes to lavishing praise on one of the region's most prized assets —Tampa International Airport — it's apparently a no-brainer for all of them to show up.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, over half of American girls ages 13 to 17 have received at least one dose of the vaccination to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV) - -and it's a rate that decreases over the needed second and third doses.
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