Monday, April 12, 2021
The proposal garnered differing responses from two key members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., led the letter and rounded up more than 15 fellow Senate Republicans warning against “President Biden's plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. State Department into territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.”
Thanks to the dictators Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s economy has all but collapsed. Venezuela’s future will depend on foreign investment to rebuild its economy and create jobs and opportunities once again.
Scott urged President Joe Biden to help move the Olympic games, noting that the White House had no problem with Major League Baseball (MLB) moving the All Star Game out of Georgia due to its opposition of the state’s new voting law.
Deutch leads the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee. A half dozen other members of Congress signed the letter including U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-NY, who leads the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-NJ.
The senators urged Biden to include at least $1.5 billion each for two funds established by Congress to encourage the adoption of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) equipment, which would allow additional vendors to enter the 5G market and compete with manufacturers like Huawei, which is heavily subsidized by the Chinese government.
Back in February, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “expressing opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and urging President Biden to work with Congress and refuse to re-join the deal without significant reform” that he introduced back in February.
This is not a new issue for the Florida delegation. Back in December, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis and Bahamian Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Sotario Ferreira opposing the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas.
Over the weekend, Scott came out swinging at the agreement which the Trump administration ended. 
DeSantis “demanded that the Biden administration rescind its recent executive action allowing criminal aliens to go free,” insisting “these dangerous and reckless policies jeopardize the health, security and wellbeing of Florida communities.”