Back in August, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, introduced the “National Suicide Hotline Designation Act” which makes 988 a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and the Veterans Crisis Line will run the hotline if the bill passes.
Scott’s bill “requires a thorough national security evaluation and clearance by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of all Chinese student visa holders taking part in activities related to COVID-19 vaccine research.”
At the end of March, Hill introduced the “Securing America’s Vaccines for Emergencies (SAVE) Act” which Steube threw his support behind last week. U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., cosponsored the bill earlier this month.
The bill would have the president “use the DPA to designate PPE, all testing supplies and any future COVID-19 vaccine as critical material essential to the national defense" and “direct materials to be produced and distributed to states and territories based on their requests for supplies and in proportion to their populations.”
The bill would also send $300 million to organizations helping small business owners; $50 million for minority business centers which will be used to offer technical and online training; and another $50 million for centers supporting small businesses and businesses owned by women.
In the letter, Diaz-Balart requested that the administration increase efforts to promote democracy and human rights within Nicaragua, while working with independent human rights groups to gather accurate information.
The HRO was passed by the City Council in 2017 on a 12-6 vote and Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry let it pass without his signature. The ordinance assures that people cannot be discriminated against in housing, employment or public accommodation for sexual orientation or gender identity.
“Out of an abundance of caution and following the advice of health care professionals, I will be getting tested for coronavirus, and will remain in self-quarantine until I have the test results back and my doctor says it is safe for me to leave my home,” said Mucarsel-Powell on Thursday.
Rooney led seven other members of the Florida delegation in sending President Donald Trump a letter on the matter.
Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-NJ, unveiled the “Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act” which has more than 20 backers in the U.S. Senate including original cosponsor U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.