Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Wheeler’s resignation takes effect on April 30. Michael Rubin, currently the vice president of government affairs of the Florida Ports Council, will serve as interim president and CEO.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., brought back a resolution which he first introduced in 2019. Rubio is the main co-sponsor.
The two senators championed the bill in 2018 and 2019. The proposal “codifies the FTC’s 1985 ban on confessions of judgment in law in consumer loan contracts, and expands the ban to provide these protections to business borrowers as well.”
The bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait containers and the parts used to assemble it.”
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. sent a letter to U.S. Labor Sec. Marty Walsh outlining his priorities for the department to foster a collaborative and efficient regulatory environment, which protects and creates American jobs.
“While Congress eliminated the joint consolidation program in 2006, it did not provide a way for borrowers to sever existing loans, even in the event of domestic violence, economic abuse, or unresponsiveness from a former partner. The Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act would fix this oversight, which has unfortunately left too many borrowers liable for their former spouse’s student loan debt,” Rubio’s office noted. 
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, introduced the proposal in the U.S. Senate while Salazar will be the sponsor in the U.S. House.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy in a hearing on “The Student Debt Burden and Its Impact on Racial Justice, Borrowers, & The Economy.”
“Distrust in Big Tech is also reflected by the fact that 72 percent of Florida voters believe these companies care more about their profits than they do about ensuring their customers are safe when using their services,” noted the SFLHCC.
Launched by Broward College in 2018, Broward UP (Unlimited Potential) is an innovative approach to increasing college access and delivering workforce education in communities impacted by high unemployment and low education attainment, with the aim to improve economic mobility in targeted Broward County area ZIP codes.