Sunday, August 25, 2019
Hastings, who was named senior whip by U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-SC, last week, reached out to USAID Administrator Mark Green on the matter. 
Earlier this month, Scott pushed the British government on the issue, calling on Prince Charles to abandon his planned trip to Cuba and visit Florida to meet exiles from the communist regime instead. Scott wrote the British government on the matter. 
Scott wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin on the matter, urging them “to consider all options in the fight to begin a new day of freedom for Cuba and Venezuela” which includes “stronger sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela and their allies as the United States works to spread democracy in Latin America and across the globe.”
Trump also stressed that the U.S. was ready to help Venezuela with humanitarian aid to help the continued chaos in that South American nation but noted that the Maduro regime remained uncooperative.   
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is doubling down in his efforts to push back against the communist regime in China. Last week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto,...
With President Donald Trump planning to use executive action to fund building a wall on the southern border to control illegal immigration without congressional approval, members of the U.S. House representing Florida took sides on mostly partisan lines. 
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Trump was setting a bad precedent and wondered if he was  “violating the Constitution” on Thursday though the Florida Republican agreed there was a “crisis” as illegal immigrants come through the border.  New U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on the other hand, fully backed Trump on the matter. 
Florida Atlantic University’s (FAU) Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) released a poll on Tuesday showing a majority of Floridians--55 percent--want to build the wall while 37 percent oppose the idea with the rest unsure. 
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.
State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, showcased his legislation on Monday, calling on Florida to use the same definitions of anti-Semitism as the U.S. State Department does.