Friday, December 6, 2019
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., paired up with other members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to introduce a proposal to help a diplomatic situation to the continued conflict in Libya by imposing sanctions on key individuals and countering Russia influence in that North African nation.
The agreement will help “maintain relations that promote international commerce and economic development.” Right now, Mexico is Florida’s second-largest trade partner, doing almost $11 billion in business last year, up 8.3 percent from 2017. 
Nuñez led more than 50 small and mid-sized businesses in a trip coordinated by Enterprise Florida (EFI). There were also almost 20 manufacturers and exporters from the Sunshine State which met with Colombian importers.
The senators wrote that the approval of these export licenses would undermine the original intent of the Entity List designation, allowing Huawei to continue to pose a serious threat to U.S. telecommunications infrastructure and national security more broadly.
Hong Kong has been in the headlines in recent months due to high-profile protests which started over a proposed extradition policy that could lead activists in Hong Kong to be deported to mainland China.
“Unfortunately, under the control of President Erdogan, Turkey has proven that it can no longer be trusted as a reliable ally of the United States,” said Bilirakis. “Deploying strategic assets to Turkey no longer makes sense.”
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., proposal to ensure the federal government doesn’t buy drones from countries considered national security threats–including China and Iran--is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
This week, from his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called on U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo to provide diplomatic leadership in South Sudan where a civil war has killed as many as 400,000 since 2013.
This week, with the strong support of the Florida delegation, the Venezuela Democracy Caucus was launched on Capitol Hill.
Members of the Florida delegation from both sides of the aisle weighed in on the downfall of Bolivian President Evo Morales--and clearly stood against U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s, D-NY, claim that a “coup” brought him down.