Monday, July 13, 2020
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, has thrown his support behind U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s, R-Okla., proposal to eliminate fines for small businesses for first-time paperwork violations with some exceptions.
This week, Mayfield proposed to “amend the retail definition of Tobacco Products in Florida Statute to include all recreational nicotine products, including electronic cigarettes and liquid nicotine” and noted that many retailers do not have to comply with the same regulations that tobacco sellers do.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., announced the U.S. Justice Department is sending more than $750,000 to Selah Freedom, which is based in Sarasota, to help the victims of human trafficking.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor “about the Democrats’ latest attempt to prevent state from having any flexibility to provide better healthcare services to their citizens" and showcasing his “solutions to lower the cost of healthcare for Americans.”
“Following many conversations between my office and the Interior Department, I’m glad to see the department has seen the light and reversed course. We should not, under any circumstances, put American national security at risk by using taxpayer dollars to purchase Chinese tech,” Scott said.
This week, S&P Global Ratings raised its long-term and underlying (SPUR) ratings on the Florida Board of Governor’s (BOG) university system improvement revenue bonds issued for the Florida State University System from “AA" to “AA+.”
After input from survivors, family members of survivors, Orlando leaders and donors, a design has been chosen for a memorial for the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub that killed 49 people in June 2016.
On a party lines vote on Thursday, the U.S. House voted to formalize an impeachment inquiry focused on President Donald Trump.
Earlier this year, Rubio and Grassley urged the HHS Acting Inspector General to examine potential payments made to U.S. entities with partnerships to genomics companies affiliated with the Chinese government, including WuXi and BGI.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balalrt, R-Fla., is one of the main supporters on Capitol Hill of the “Farm Workforce Modernization Act” which reforms the current H-2A agricultural guestworker program and creates a merit-based visa program while mandating the use of E-Verify to check immigration status.