Sunday, February 28, 2021
“The Educational Opportunities Act would allow individuals and businesses to contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) that award need-based scholarships to students to defray the cost of attending private schools. The bill creates an individual federal tax credit of up to $4,500 and a corporate credit of up to $100,000 for donations to qualifying, non-profit SGOs,” Rubio’s office noted about the proposal.
Florida bettered the national average (24.4 percent) by nearly 10 percentage points, bypassed Massachusetts (34.0 percent) and is second only to Connecticut (34.5 percent). Additionally, Florida has eliminated the AP participation and performance gap for Hispanic students.
Rubio introduced the bill this week with Scott’s support. During the decade he has been in the U.S. Senate, Rubio has championed the bill, backing former U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson’s, D-Fla., proposal before becoming the sponsor after Scott defeated that Democrat back in 2018.
In his letter, Scott stresses that under no circumstance should the global community give Communist China an international platform to whitewash its crimes, which is what will happen if they are allowed to host the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Rutherford is following in the footsteps of another First Coast Republican. Former U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, R-Fla., was a co-chair of the caucus during his decade and a half on Capitol Hill. 
Earlier this month, Rubio criticized the Biden administration’s quiet withdrawal of a federal rule that would have required American higher education institutions to disclose their partnerships with the Chinese government-run Confucius Institute.
Both of Florida’s U.S. senators---Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--have lined up to oppose President Joe Biden’s proposed corporate tax rate increase.
Back in September, Scott and U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced the “Fly Safe and Healthy Act” which would have temperature checks as part of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screenings.
The Governor made this announcement at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, where one of the new sites is located.
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s, D-NC, ‘Data Mapping to Save Moms’ Lives Act.”