Wednesday, July 28, 2021
This week, with Scott onboard, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed the $778 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)--around $25 billion higher than what the Biden administration first asked for.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. sent a letter to U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and Jim Risch, R-Id., the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, urging them to hold a full committee hearing on Cuba as protests against the communist regime led by Castro/Díaz-Canel’s dictatorship continue to occur throughout the island. 
U.S. Rep. French Hill brought back the proposal to make “public the funds obtained in an illegal or corrupt manner held by Iran’s authoritarian, theocratic regime” with Lawson as a co-sponsor. 
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led members of the Florida delegation in sending a letter to Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Tania Reneaum Panszi, urging her “to direct the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to initiate an immediate investigation into the regime’s violations of the human rights of the Cuban people.” 
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the new committee last month. 
The release comes as the nation recognizes National Military Consumer Protection Month. The guide is full of information about common scams targeting military members, veterans and their families.
The bill would lead to more exchanges between officers and defense officials of the two nations while expanding their work on defense and humanitarian and relief operations. 
This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Economic Disruption: Connex Florida as a Platform for Resilience,” a report which analyzes the importance and influence of supply chains in today’s economy, highlighting the impact that major disruptions – like the unprecedented global pandemic – can have, while also presenting Connex Florida as a practical solution to supply chain resiliency going forward.
On Tuesday, Donalds introduced the “Small Business Advanced Cybersecurity Enhancements Act" which “establishes a federal development center for data information sharing to equip small firms with the necessary resources and strategies to prevent criminal cyber-attacks" and which “also expands liability protections for participating small businesses that engage with the federal government in good faith.”