Sunday, December 8, 2019
Rubio, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, is cosponsoring the resolution. Other backers include U.S. Sens. Benjamin Cardin, D-Mary., Chris Coons, D-Del., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Bob Menendez, D-NJ. 
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. John Cornyn, R-Tex., James Risch, R-Idaho, Angus King, I-Maine, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Susan Collins, R-Maine,  to send a letter to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Neil Chatterjee, asking for his assurance that the FERC understands the threat posed to U.S. national security by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. due its connection to the Chinese regime.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Florida university presidents requesting information on the steps they have taken to safeguard technology and intellectual property from the influence of foreign adversaries, including communist China.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is continuing his efforts to make sure China does not host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Later this week, the National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) Foundation will honor a congresswoman from the Sunshine State for her record on international trade.
Hong Kong has been in the headlines in recent months due to high-profile protests which started over a proposed extradition policy that could lead activists in Hong Kong to be deported to mainland China. Democracy activists in Hong Kong celebrated the bill being signed into law, including showcasing the American flag. 
The senators called on the administration to restore Internet access in that country, which though partially restored remains heavily filtered. Iranian officials recently took that action after protests broke out against the regime’s decision to increase gasoline prices by 50 percent.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., applauded the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) hit Corporacion Panamericana with sanctions for “operating in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy."
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the state of Israel.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to replace members of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) after their decision to shift billions of dollars from the Thrift Savings Plan retirement fund to an index fund that includes Chinese companies.