Thursday, June 20, 2019
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke at the Atlantic Council on the crisis in Venezuela under Nicolás Maduro and Russia’s the Maduro’s regime.
"As Florida works to rein in illegal immigration, we will have a reliable ally in the White House. That’s crucial, because without President Trump’s bold initiatives on border security and internal enforcement, all of Florida’s efforts might come to nothing".
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep Ted Deutch, D-Fla., as the chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism held a hearing on Iran.
Violent protests have shut down government services and businesses and are preventing people from getting to work and school. The loss of even one day’s pay could set an already struggling family back by weeks, while the primary targets of the protests continue to live in great comfort.
From his perch on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, said he supports 1,000 more troops being sent to the Middle East as tensions with Iran continue to grow.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, convened a hearing titled “Women in Conflict: Advancing Women’s Role in Peace and Security.”
“Since 1968, North Korea has illegally held the USS Pueblo, and it is long past due that this vessel be rightfully returned to the United States’ possession,” said Steube. “There are veterans in my district and across our country that served valiantly on this ship, and we ought to honor their service by bringing this ship home.
On Tuesday, Rubio spoke with Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at a Rule of Law Defense Event and weighed in on the Left’s efforts to boycott Israel and now states looking to embrace pro-life bills.
This week, Rubio and Grassley wrote U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Inspector General (IG) Joanne M. Chiedi requesting oversight on potential payments made to U.S. entities with partnerships to genomics companies affiliated with the Chinese government, including WuXi and BGI.
“We know that China is a bad actor. China is not our friend. China sees the United States as its global adversary and is taking the steps necessary to ‘win’ the great power conflict of the 21st Century,” Scott wrote in the piece.