Monday, September 21, 2020
Both Rubio and Scott believe Colombia, as one of the most proactive nations countering narco-trafficking in the Western Hemisphere, should be certified as a major partner in the fight against illicit drugs.
The designation, which U.S. Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao announced last week, also opens the door to more federal funds for the port which handled almost 300,000 tons of cargo last year with that number expected to be doubled this year. 
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and more than 40 GOP colleagues on the Senate in sending a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging their unwavering support for the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union (EU) in the coming months.
Florida’s leaders reacted to mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that occurred on Saturday which left at least 29 dead and dozens wounded.
Members of the Florida congressional delegation are working together to push for updating and reauthorizing the “Coral Reef Conservation Act” which expired 15 years ago.
One legislator looking to get the bill through in 2020 is state Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St Petersburg.
Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation are lining up behind a proposal to give Haitians living in the United States an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ. sent a letter to President Donald Trump to issue a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and endanger U.S. residents in Hong Kong.
On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”
Former journalist Maria Elvira Salazar is hoping for a rematch with freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., next year.