Friday, July 23, 2021
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. sent a letter to U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and Jim Risch, R-Id., the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, urging them to hold a full committee hearing on Cuba as protests against the communist regime led by Castro/Díaz-Canel’s dictatorship continue to occur throughout the island. 
U.S. Rep. French Hill brought back the proposal to make “public the funds obtained in an illegal or corrupt manner held by Iran’s authoritarian, theocratic regime” with Lawson as a co-sponsor. 
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led members of the Florida delegation in sending a letter to Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Tania Reneaum Panszi, urging her “to direct the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to initiate an immediate investigation into the regime’s violations of the human rights of the Cuban people.” 
The bill would lead to more exchanges between officers and defense officials of the two nations while expanding their work on defense and humanitarian and relief operations. 
Falun Gong is a spiritual movement based on the teachings of its founder, Li Hongzhi, and traditional Chinese meditative practices called qigong. 
The Polish bill would make it impossible for survivors of the Holocaust and their families from pursuing claims for restitution or compensation for property stolen by Nazi Germany or the Communist-era government. The senators urged the Polish President to “demonstrate its clear opposition to the crimes committed by Nazi Germany and the Soviet-backed Polish government.” 
Led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., conservatives in Florida and throughout the nation are fired up over recent events in Cuba. While they may have some passing interest in what’s actually happening there, it’s becoming clear what they’re really interested in: using the Cuban events as a club against their domestic political opponents.
Bilirakis is a co-chair of the Hellenic-Israel Alliance and of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues.
Rubio is the vice-chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a senior member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
the vice chairman and chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, respectively, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, asking the administration to ensure the safety of Afghans who have worked closely with U.S. intelligence in the country.