Sunday, August 18, 2019
Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and more than 40 GOP colleagues on the Senate in sending a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledging their unwavering support for the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union (EU) in the coming months.
Democrats in the Florida congressional delegation are lining up behind a proposal to give Haitians living in the United States an extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ. sent a letter to President Donald Trump to issue a statement condemning the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy and endanger U.S. residents in Hong Kong.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is proposing to move the Peace Corps to the U.S. State Department and have its volunteers end activities in rival countries, including China.
Considering China’s purported interest in establishing naval facilities in Cambodia, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho’s, R-Fla., “Cambodia Democracy Act,” which passed the House earlier this month, is detrimental to the national security interests of the United States.
U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s, R-Fla., bill sanctioning Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and their supporters passed the U.S. House this week.
The House passed the resolution on a 398-17 vote as 16 Democrats and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., voted against it. Four Democrats and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., who left the GOP earlier this month, voted present. Twelve members, including U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., did not vote.
This week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla. the first Green Beret to serve in Congress and who served as an aide to then-Vice President Dick Cheney, weighed in on continued tensions with Iran.
With questions about how popular Russian-based FaceApp is handling its data, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled a proposal to require online realtors disclose the country of origin of all of their products.
On Monday, Rubio wrote Acting U.S. Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kevin McAleenan, urging him to grant a new 18-month TPS designation for Haiti.