2015 Upcoming Events:
Oct 12, 2015 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL) location tba.
Oct 18, 2015 7:00 pm FCC PAC will host Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) at the home of Ariel and Daphna Bentata.
Oct 25, 2015 7:30pm to 9:00pm FCC PAC will co-host with Bob Diener & Ron Daniels Senator Grassley (R-IA) at the home of Bob and Michelle Diener.
Dec 13, 2015 FCC PAC will host Senator Blunt (R-MO). Time and location TBD.
TBA FCC PAC will host Senator Kelly Ayotte (NH)
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Dennis Ross (FL).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congresswoman Mia Love (UT).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman David Jolly (R-FL),
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Ryan Zinke (MT).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Mark Meadows (NC).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Jim Jordan (OH).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Brad Sherman (CA).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Luke Messer (IN).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Jim Bridenstine (OK).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Juan Vargas (CA).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Rodney David (IL).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Doug Collins (GA).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congresswoman Cynthia Loomis (WY).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Mike Bost (IL).
TBA FCC PAC will host Congressman Will Hurd (TX).
Please contact us for addresses
Past 2015 events
Oct 4, 2015 7:30 pm FCC PAC will co-host with SUN PAC Senator Richard Burr at the home of Ike Fisher.
Oct 2, 2015 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) at the Weintraub Companies offices. Cancelled.
Sept 21, 2015 8:30am FCC PAC will host Lt Gov Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) at the home of Rafael Cohen.
July 26, 2015 7:30 pm FCC PAC will host Congressman John Fleming (R-LA) at home of Dennis and Barbara Amolis.
July 21, 2015 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Tom MacArthur (R-NJ) at Mo's Bagels & Deli.
July 20, 2015 7:30 pm FCC PAC will co-host Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) at Cafe Vialetto.
June 22, 2015 12:00 pm FCC PAC will host Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) at Mo's Bagels & Deli.
May 29, 2015 10:30 am FCC PAC will co-host Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) at the offices of Daniel Ades.
May 28, 2015 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Rod Blum (IA) at the office of Ryan Weisfisch.
May 3, 2015, 7:00 pm FCC PAC will host Senator Mike Lee (UT) at the home of Michelle and Bob Diener.
April 28 2015, 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Elliot Engel (NY), at Scheck's Family office.
April 21 2015, 8:30 am FCC PAC will host Congressman Lee Zeldin (NY) for breakfast event at Mo's Bagels & Deli.
March 13th 2015, FCC PAC will host Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), at the home of Gil Bonwitt
March 11th, 2015, FCC PAC will host Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL), at the offices of Joey Givner
Tuesday February 17th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, FCC PAC is proud to host Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL)
Past 2014 events:
January 17, 8:15 am FCC PAC is proud to support Congressman Sean Duffy, Location: Mo's Bagels & Deli
February 21, 8:30am FCC PAC is Proud to host Richard Nugent, Location: Kaploun Residence
March 16, FCC PAC is Proud to Host Reception in Honor of Republican Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell,
Location: Diener Residence
March 21 8am, FCC PAC will Host FL Republican Bill Posey
March 30, FCC PAC is Proud to support Senator Jim Risch (R-ID), Location: Diener Residence
Sunday, April 27 at 7:30pm, FCC PAC is proud to co-host Republican Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), Location: Diener Residence
May 14, FCC PAC is proud to support Niger Innis (NV-R), Location: Kaploun Residence
May 29, 8:15am, FCC PAC will Host Rep. Doug Lamborn, (R-CO), Co- Chairman of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus, on Armed Services
June 9, 7:30pm FCC PAC is Proud to Host Congressman Bill Cassidy M.D. (LA-R-), Location: Residence of Batia and Rafael Cohen
September 15, 8:30am FCC PAC is proud to host FL Republican Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Location: Offices of Alex Halberstein
Past 2013 events:
February 25 8:30am, Breakfast Reception in Honor of Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY), Mo's Bagel & Deli
March 17 5-7pm, FCC PAC is proud to co-host a reception in honor of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, contact us for location
April 7 10am, FCC PAC is proud to co-host breakfast fund-raiser for Congressman Ed Royce, contact us for location
April 23, 8:45am FCC PAC is proud to host Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), Location: Offices of Alex Halberstein
June 7, 11:30am FCC PAC is Proud to host rep. Andrew Harris (R-Maryland), Location: Mo's Bagel and Deli
August 28, 5pm FCC PAC is proud to support Congressman Trey Radel (R-FL), Mo's Bagel and Deli
September 25, 3pm FCC PAC will host Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL), Location: Barry Silverman residence
September 30, 11:30am-12:30pm FCC PAC is happy to co-host Congressman Joe Garcia, Location: Cafe Abracci in Coral Gables
October 17, 7pm FCC PAC will host congressman Rob Andrews. Location: residence of Rick Mars
November 3, 7:30pm FCC PAC will host Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Location: Rabbi Yehuda Kaploun Residence
November 5, 8pm FCC PAC will host rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Location: home of Gil and Elise Bonwitt
November 18, FCC PAC will host Representetive Trent Franks, Location: Mo's Bagel
December 1, FCC PAC will host US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Location: Residence of Batia and Rafael Cohen
December 16, 8:30-10am FCC PAC is Proud to Host Breakfast Reception in Honor of Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Location: Mo's Bagel
2012 Past Events:
January 29th, Reception Honoring Congressman Jack Kingston (GA-R), Location: Office of Joseph Givner
February 19th, 10am Reception Honoring Congressman Rob Andrews (NJ-D), Location: Rick Mars Residence
February 21st, 7:30pm We are proud to host Senator Scott Brown (MA-R), Location: Jorge Woldenberg Residence
February 22, 7:30-9pm FCC PAC is proud to Co-Host U.S. Senate Candidate George Allen (VA-R), Location: Diener Residence
March 11, We are proud to support Congressman Steve Chabot (OH-R), Location: Coral Gables
March 13, 7:30pm We are proud to host Republican Congressman Jeff Flake who is running for the open Senate seat for Arizona, Location: Diener Residence
March 25, 7pm FCC PAC is proud to Co-Host reception honoring Rick Berg (R), who is running for the open Senate seat. Location: Tartell Residence
April, Reception Honoring of Congressman Tim Scott (SC-R), Location: TBA
April 1, 5:30pm we will host Representative Alcee Hastings (FL-D). Location: Amy Dean Residence, Williams Island
May 2 8:15am, FCC PAC is proud to host Kathy Castor (D-FL), Location: Residence of Lary and Daniel Bittner
May 10, Reception Honoring Representative Heather Wilson (R-NM), Location Mo's Bagels, Aventura
May, Reception Honoring Representative Jeff Landry (R- LA), Location :TBA
May 15, 8:15am Reception Honoring Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-D), Location: Residence of Achikam Yogev
May 21, 8am Reception Honoring Congressman Steny Hoyer, (D-MD). Location: Alan Kluger's Office
May 22, Reception Honoring Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-D), Location: office of Alex Halberstein
June 5, 8:30am, FCC PAC is proud to host Congressman Doud Lamborn (R-CO), Location: Residence of Yahuda Kaploun
July 12, 7pm FCC PAC will co-host Congressman David Rivera (R-FL), Location: Residence of Iris and Daniel Fujita
August 26, 7-9pm FCC PAC is proud to host Debra Fischer (R-NE), candidate for the senate seat. Location: Diener Residence
September 5, 6-8pm FCC PAC is proud to co-host Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Arbicias Residence
September 13, 5:30-7pm, FCC PAC will co-host fund raising reception in honor of Adam Hasner (FL-R), Location: Silverman residence
September 23, 7:00pm FCC PAC will host Indiana Senate Candidate State Treasurer Richard Murdoch. Location: Diner Residence
October 15, 7:30pm FCC PAC will host Danny Tarkanian (R-NV), who is running for the open Congressional 4th district seat. His opponent is J Street endorsed. Location: Yehuda Kaploun residence
October 18, 7pm FCC PAC will host Trey Radel (FL-R), running for the newly created FL Congressional District 19, on the west coast. Location: Fujita residence
October 24, 7:30pm FCC PAC is proud to host Ben Lange (R-IA-01). Location: Canceled
October 28, 7pm FCC PAC is proud to host Eliot Engel (NY-D). Location: Diener Residence
October 31, FCC PAC will host a fundraiser for Congressman Louis Gohmert (R-TX-01), Location: Moe's Bagel
22a2 2011 Past Events:
February 20th, 4:00pm-5:30pm Reception Honoring The Majotrity Leader Eric Cantor
(This event is for Executive Level Members Only-$2,500 Annual Contribution to FCC PAC)
February 27th, 5:30pm Reception Honoring The Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV)
February 28th, 8:15am-9:15am FCC PAC Executive Board Meeting.
March 14th, 8:15am -Reception Honoring Congressman Ted Deutch D-FL-19
April 17th, 5:00pm-6:30pm-FCC PAC supports reception honoring U.S. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
April 26th, 8:15am-Reception Honoring Sen. Bob Corker, R-TN
May 16th, 8:15am- Reception Honoring Congressman Dennis Ross R-FL-12
May 16th, 11am-12:30pm-Reception Honoring Senator Marco Rubio (FL-R)
June 1st, 7:30pm-Reception Honoring Senator Bob Corker (TN-R)
June 29-Reception Honoring Congressman Rich Nugent(FL-R)
June 30-Reception Honoring Congressman Elliot Engel (NY-D)
September 12, 11am-Reception Honoring Senator Bill Nelson (FL-D). Location: Silverman Residence
September 12, 10am-Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen's (FL-R) community event. Location: Hyatt Regency, Coral Gables
September 15th, 7pm-Meet-and-Greet for Congressman Elliot Engel (NY-D). Location: Porto Vita Club, Aventura
September 25-Reception Honoring Senator McConnell (KY-D). Location: Diener Residence
September 25-Reception Honoring Senator Bob Menendez (NJ-D). Location: Ades Residence
October 15- Reception in Honor of Senator Adam Hasner (FL-R) Location:TBA
October 27, 8am-Reception Honoring Senator McCaskill (MO-D). Location: Alan Kluger’s Office 201 S. Biscayne Blvd., 17th floor, Miami
October 31, 8:30am-Reception Honoring Senator Jon Barrasso (WY-R). Location: Joi and Andrew Fiske residence. (please contact us for the address)
November 6-Reception Honoring Senator Stabenow (MI-D). Location: Samrick Residence
November 7, 6-8pm-Reception Honoring Congressman Allen West (FL-R). Location: Offices of Higer, Lichter & Givner LLP, Bank of America Building,18305 Biscayne Blvd # 302, Aventura, FL\
November 18th, 2pm- Reception in Support of Linda Lingle for Senate Open Seat (2 term Republican Governor of Hawaii)
Location: Simon Falic Residence
November 20-Reception Honoring Senator Tester (MT-D). Location: Diener Residence
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2010 ELECTION CYCLE RECAP
As we entered the 2010 election cycle, we proudly looked back at a 2008 cycle that was our most successful in the 25-year history of the Florida Congressional Committee. We shattered all of our previous fundraising and campaign contribution statistics, ranging from Dollars raised to amounts contributed to the number of candidates supported, placing us in the top 5 (or higher) among all pro-Israel PACs nationally in many of these categories.
We began the 2010 cycle right where we left off, with an event-filled Spring (2009) during which we hosted or attended events for Senators Bob Bennett (R-UT), Jim Bunning (R-KY), Jim DeMint (R-SC), and Harry Reid (D-NV).
In the Fall, we attended a private event for Senator John Thune (R-SD) at a member's home on Indian Creek Island. We then hosted Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) at a member's home in Presidential Estates (NMB area), followed by a visit from Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), whom we also hosted at a member's home in Aventura. We then participated in a private event for Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), who was a guest at a friend's home in Boca Raton.
On the House of Representatives side, Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL-18) accompanied Congressmen Eric Cantor (R-VA-07, the Republican Whip and coincidentally the only Jewish Republican in the House of Representatives) at one of his events at a member's house in March.
Some of us saw Congressman Cantor again one week later, when he was the "Guest of Honor" in the Palm Beach area. He was accompanied that time by Republican Florida Congressmen Vern Buchanan and Adam Putnam, who is leaving the House of Representative to run for Florida Secretary of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs.
In April, a few of our members attended two non-PAC events with local Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL), who is running for the open U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by Mel Martinez, as well as City of Miami Gardens Councilman Andre Williams, who is running for Congressman Meek's soon-to-be-vacated House seat.
In June, we also hosted Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (D-NV) at a member's home and supported Congressman Steve Israel (D-NY) while in Denver, one of our members from Denver attended a local event with Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) during the Summer.
We began September by participating in Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen's (R-FL) successful and well-attended 3rd Annual pro-Israel luncheon at the Fairmont Turnberry Resort. Also addressing the crowd was Congressman and Republican Whip Eric Cantor (see above).
In October, our good friend Congressman Elliot Engel (D-NY) joined us for breakfast at a member's home in Golden Beach, while the following month, we participated in a private event for Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL), who was a guest at a member's home in Williams Island (Aventura).
We closed out 2009 with a late December Aventura reception for State Senator Ted Deutch (D-FL) with several local activists and donors. Sen. Deutch was running for (and won) Robert Wexler's former seat in the U.S. house of Representatives (Florida's 19th Congressional District), for which there was a special election i
An acronym for political action committee. It is a name commonly given to a private group organized to elect government officials or to promote legislation.
Who is the Florida Congressional Committee (FCC PAC)? We were established in 1980 by a group of non-partisan, concerned and dedicated individuals who care greatly for the safety and continued welfare of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. We believe in a strong US/Israel relationship and work hard to ensure the bond between the United States and our ally Israel.
You must be a United States Citizen or have permanent residency status (green card). Corporate gifts are not permitted.
Our PAC focuses on Senate and Congressional races since the United States Congress decides foreign aid to Israel and other critical issues that affect the U.S. and Israel. We do not support any local, state or gubernatorial races. We give to incumbent Congressmen and Senators who have demonstrated their support for the US -Israel relationship. In those races where there are open seats, we will consider all pro-Israel candidates.