Back in November, Steube introduced the “Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Visa Disclosure Act,” a bill “which would require aliens applying for certain United States visas to disclose if they receive funds from the Government of the People’s Republic of China or the Chinese Communist Party.”
Fried was joined by seasonal crop growers, industry associations, and Florida’s congressional delegation in calling for an end to unfair trade practices that have harmed Florida’s seasonal produce industry for decades.
On the last full day of the Trump administration, the U.S. State Department made that designation on Tuesday.
Republicans in the Florida delegation sent a letter to Barton on the matter. Democrats representing the Sunshine State also sent Barton a letter on it.
On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., brought back his bill sanctioning Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and their supporters.
Members of the Ways and Means Committee usually do not serve on other committees but Murphy was granted a waiver by the Democratic caucus.
Since entering the U.S. market in 2009, Mexico’s market share for blueberries has skyrocketed by 2,100 percent, while Florida’s market share has decreased by 38 percent since 2015.
U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement this week as the Trump administration manages through its final days.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the resolution back in September.