Most Republicans in the Florida delegation kept away from the matter on Tuesday but there was one prominent exception.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., is leading a host of legislators--including several from Florida--in calling on the Trump administration to crack down on leaders of the Oretga regime in Nicaragua.
With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor of Florida, brought out a bill protecting businesses from boycotts targeting Israel.
From his seats on both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Appropriations Committees, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is looking to amend the FY2019 Defense-LHHS Minibus appropriations bill to deal with the growing crises in the two Latin American nations.
Back in the summer of 2017, Rubio, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on global women’s issues, paired up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, to bring out the bill.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio discussed the ongoing political developments in Venezuela, the new government of interim President Juan Guaidó, and next steps for U.S. policy.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appeared on “Meet the Press” on NBC on Sunday morning and said he was glad it was over but he wanted to see the full report.
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., a leading Republican on the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee and the top Republican on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, weighed in on Monday after the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.
“A lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela," Omar said.
Buchanan first brought out the “Social Media Screening For Terrorists Act" back in 2015. The bill would have the executive branch to “vet all public records, including Facebook and other forms of social media, before admitting foreign travelers and visa applicants into the country” and the new State Department embraces many of Buchanan’s proposals though the Florida congressman wanted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to handle the screening.