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.
Funding provides impacted families with the opportunity to rebuild, repair or replace their homes damaged by disasters, as well as providing communities the ability to prepare for future storms.
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. 
Eight other House Republicans signed Webster’s letter to U.S. Labor Sec. Eugene Scalia including U.S. Reps. Bill Posey and Francis Rooney of Florida. 
AAA released a report showing the week began with the average gallon of gas in Florida costing $2.16, up ten cents from the start of last week, and the highest it has been in 20 weeks. That’s just under the national average of $2.18 a gallon. 
Last week, Rubio threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., “Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act.” The Florida Republican’s office noted the bill “would provide increased Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to American families by equalizing EIPs per person, regardless of age or dependent status.” Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., will establish a 19-member commission examining the social disparities that disproportionately affect black males in America.
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.
Dunn is backing U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne’s, D-Iowa, “Eliminating the Provider Relief Fund Tax Penalties Act.”