Wednesday, August 5, 2020
The caucus is connected to Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) as that group looked to push back against high taxes across the country. 
U.S. Rep. Judy Chu introduced the bill at the end of last week. Her legislation would take the Community Advantage Loan Program, which was set up as a pilot program back in 2011 “to provide low-interest loans to small businesses that have been historically underserved by loan providers, such as veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses” and reauthorize it through 2025.
The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
Florida Realtors’ membership in the Confederación Inmobiliaria Latino Americana means it is the first state realtors association in the U.S. to join the group as a benefactor member. CILA is made up of 19 Latin American countries' real estate associations, with Brazil and Mexico being the largest.
Appearing with Shannon Bream on Fox News, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, came out swinging at China.
Last month, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act” with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., as cosponsors.
Rubio introduced the “Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act”  as he hopes to build off of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and approved by the White House at the end of March. 
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., filed a criminal referral against Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for making materially false statements to Congress while under oath during two joint hearings in Congress on April 10th, 2018 and April 11th, 2018.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, convened a hearing titled, “Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses: COVID-19 Resources for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery.”
Last month, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought out the legislation with the support of U.S. Sen, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.