Friday, April 16, 2021
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. the vice-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, took part in a hearing on worldwide threats to U.S. national security this week.
“While Congress eliminated the joint consolidation program in 2006, it did not provide a way for borrowers to sever existing loans, even in the event of domestic violence, economic abuse, or unresponsiveness from a former partner. The Joint Consolidation Loan Separation Act would fix this oversight, which has unfortunately left too many borrowers liable for their former spouse’s student loan debt,” Rubio’s office noted. 
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, introduced the proposal in the U.S. Senate while Salazar will be the sponsor in the U.S. House.
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., testified before the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Policy in a hearing on “The Student Debt Burden and Its Impact on Racial Justice, Borrowers, & The Economy.”
The 65th Infantry, which mostly consisted of Puerto Ricans, was one of the most decorated units in the Korean War and its members were praised by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for their “brilliant record of heroism in battle.”
“Distrust in Big Tech is also reflected by the fact that 72 percent of Florida voters believe these companies care more about their profits than they do about ensuring their customers are safe when using their services,” noted the SFLHCC.
Waltz emphasized that diplomacy and development are critical components of “smart power” and without them, the United States would be less secure in the face of growing global threats.
“This bill would prohibit any federal funds from being used to implement, enforce, or assist in the establishment of a COVID–19 vaccine passport system. The legislation would also prohibit any COVID-19 relief bill funding from going to any state or locality that implements, enforces, or assists in the establishment of a COVID–19 vaccine passport system — putting pressure on state and local governments not to adopt these restrictive systems,” U.S. Rep. Matt Rosendale’s office noted.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s, R-Texas, letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he fund the initiatives to restore semiconductor manufacturing to American soil from the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act that were signed into law as part of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., focused on the “Assessing China’s Presence and Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean Act,” her proposal to have the federal government “prepare for Congress a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts to expand its presence and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and to describe how these efforts could undermine American interests."