“Instead of specifically addressing the persistent anti-Semitic remarks made by my colleague, House Democrats chose last week to make a mockery of this institution by giving her troubling behavior yet another pass,” said Steube.
Rubio unveiled the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security and Disaster Relief Act,” insisting it “would secure our southern border and provide much-needed disaster relief.”
I would like to remind those members of Congress that they have a responsibility to secure our nation. The American people have sent us here to solve the nation’s problems, not ignore them. I see three reasons they should support President Trump's tough decision to secure our borders.
According to Fox News, more than 76,000 migrants entered the U.S. illegally or appeared at a port of entry in February alone, making it “the highest number of any February in the past 12 years,” and the highest number in a single month in 11 years.
Despite the GOP controlling the chamber, the U.S. Senate backed a proposal from Democrats overturning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border due to illegal immigration. Trump has already promised to veto the measure.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., a senior Republican on the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, noted that there are reports of MS-13 gang members targeting police officers, saying it underscores why Congress needs to pass his “Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act.”
Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle continue to focus on Venezuela as chaos continues to engulf that South American nation.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has been calling on the Trump administration to offer TPS in recent weeks and he sounded an optimistic note after Elliott Abrams, the U.S. envoy for Venezuela, met with the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday.
All 23 voters against the resolution came from the GOP ranks including U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
Even as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is weighing what action to take against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for anti-Semitic remarks, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on the California Democrat to pass his bill supporting Israel.