Friday, July 10, 2020
“More than a year ago, I warned that our nation has critical vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in key sectors of our economy, including in pharmaceuticals, as a result of decades of lost industrial capacity to China,” Rubio said.
At the end of last week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Yoho, who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, joined U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., on the proposal. 
Venezuela and Cuba have become the battlegrounds in the fight for Florida in the November presidential election. 
Last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, helped lead a letter signed by 190 Democrats in the U.S. House to the Israeli government expressing concern over potential efforts to unilaterally annex parts of the West Bank.
B-1, B-52, and B-2 bombers from U.S. bases in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Darwin in Australia and Guam and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean conduct coordinated strikes using “low observable cruise missiles” against China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. This is followed by a second wave of warplanes that drop “bunker-buster” bombs and other earth-penetrating munitions to pulverize the artificial islands into sand.
The United States leads the world in exporting weapons. Cuba leads the world in exporting medical services. Yet in the funhouse mirror that is Florida politics, it’s Cuba’s exports that are the problem.
The top Republicans in the U.S. House--including U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., U.S. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wy., who leads the House Republican Conference--sent a letter to Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week. More than 110 House Republicans signed the letter.
On Monday, U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Calif., the chairman of the U.S. House Asia and Pacific Subcommittee, introduced the resolution. U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., the top Republican on the subcommittee, is cosponsoring the resolution. 
Back in March, Scott brought out a proposal to reform how foreign nationals are trained at American bases. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is cosponsoring the bill in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., is championing the bill in the U.S. House with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.
The resolution is also being backed by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Tim Kaine, D-Va.