Tuesday, February 19, 2019
U.S. Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., the only freshman Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee and who served several combat tours as a Green Beret in Afghanistan, took to the national airwaves to weigh in on the Trump administration and the Taliban agreeing “in principle” on a peace deal.  
On Tuesday, Mucarsel-Powell unveiled the “Humanitarian Assistance to the Venezuelan People Act” which “would call on the Trump Administration to form a long-term humanitarian aid strategy; provide up to $150 million in humanitarian aid directly to the Venezuelan people; and direct the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to make increased humanitarian assistance a priority of the international community.”
Rubio appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press" to praise Trump’s handling of Venezuela, even as opposition to the Maduro regime continues to grow. 
“This is serious,” Waltz added. “We need to secure our border, we need to reform our immigration system, we need to reopen the government, and I’m standing here in an empty building ready to do that.”
Rubio joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas and Tom Cotton of Arkansas in sending a letter to Trump on Tuesday, calling on the president to “send the worst of the ISIS fighters currently detained in Syria to Guantanamo Bay” and insisting that “doing so would prevent these dangerous terrorists from being released to commit further acts of terror.”
The Kissimmee Democrat and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. have joined together to file a bill which would allow Venezuelan nationals to file for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) which would allow them to remain in the U.S. until that South American country’s political situation is sorted out. 
With her new assignments in place, Murphy said she planned to help her Central Florida district. 
The Florida Republican talked to Florida Daily about his efforts to hit the ground running in Congress despite the continued partial government shutdown. 
The Knicks center was scheduled to be in London for a game against the Washington Wizards but refused to make the trip for fear he could be attacked or poisoned by Turkish spies while in Great Britain. 
Scott took to the national airwaves on Tuesday, appearing on Fox News where he ripped the federal government--even though a fellow Republican is in the White House and he sits in a GOP caucus that controls the Senate.