Wednesday, February 19, 2020
U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, the top Republican on the U.S. Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee and a former vice-chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, weighed in on China’s continued efforts to crackdown on protests in Hong Kong.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, weighed in on continued threats from the Chinese government against protesters in Hong Kong.
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate parted ways on whether Israel did the right thing in banning two Democrats in the U.S. House who have been critical of that nation.
"If members of Congress visit Israel and shut out the voices of those they disagree with, they are making a mistake. And when Israel shuts out members of Congress, they, too, are making a mistake. I regret today׳s decision."
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., continued his support for President Donald Trump’s trade policies with China.
This week, members of the Florida delegation on both sides of the aisle reacted to reports that the Maduro regime is looking to hold elections earlier than scheduled.
Freshman U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., headed to Israel this week as part of a congressional trip to build ties between the two nations.
At the start of last week, the two senators sent a letter to Trump urging him to certify to Congress that Colombia is fully committed to working with the United States government on efforts to combat the illegal drug trade.
The senators strongly urge Mogherini to align the E.U.’s sanctions with those of the U.S. and Canada in response to the Maduro regime’s ongoing repression against the Venezuelan people.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., on Wednesday in sending a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, demanding answers with regard to the company’s relationship with Huawei, a Chinese state-directed telecommunications company.