Friday, April 16, 2021
“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. 
Small allegedly collected more than $211,000 in life insurance benefits from policies fraudulently obtained by stealing personal information. Small’s victims range from acquaintances, current and former rental property tenants, friends and family members—many of them now above the age of 60.
On Monday, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried held a press conference at a RaceTrac gas station in Hialeah to share tips on avoiding credit card skimmers and fraud, and to discuss legislation to improve consumer safety at the gas pump.
This week marks the previous tax-filing deadline, but the date to file is being pushed back and state Attorney General Ashley Moody wants to make sure Floridians avoid tax-filing scams during this new, longer tax period.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky requesting information on CDC studies and actions to address the extended use of social media by American children and young adults, and its potential impact on their health and well-being.
The Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse has been the target of repeated attacks by left-wing extremists over the past year. The senators are also requesting information on efforts the agencies have made to investigate, arrest and prosecute the individuals who have terrorized the city of Portland for the past year.
With more than 6 million Floridians vaccinated against COVID-19 and millions seeking an inoculation, on Monday, state Attorney General Ashley Moody encouraged vigilance against vaccine-related scams.
Moody was joined by a bipartisan coalition of 44 other attorneys general in raising concerns about the public health risks of fake COVID-19 vaccination cards in a letter to the companies’ chief executive officers.
DeSantis “demanded that the Biden administration rescind its recent executive action allowing criminal aliens to go free,” insisting “these dangerous and reckless policies jeopardize the health, security and wellbeing of Florida communities.”
The New York Times reported on Tuesday night that U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., one of the more outspoken members of the Florida delegation and a top supporter of former President Donald Trump, is being investigated over a possible sexual relationship with a 17-year old girl, including paying for her to travel with him.