Scott has been calling for additional protections and warnings for investors about the risks associated with Chinese-based companies trading publicly on U.S. exchanges.
“These dangerous investments pose a threat to the retirement savings of many Californians,” Scott’s office insisted.
Rubio and other members of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, led by Chairman U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on it, wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin on the matter this week.
In their letter, the senators welcomed the call for a U.S.-EU dialogue on China and urged the EU to impose sanctions against officials responsible for the human rights abuses in Hong Kong, Tibet and Xinjiang.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism, weighed in last week after Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached an agreement to normalize relations.
Rubio’s office noted that the bill “would strengthen economic competitiveness, expand safeguards for physical and digital infrastructure, and address human rights abuses from digital surveillance technologies in Latin America and the Caribbean" and is “the first comprehensive effort to improve U.S. economic engagement and diplomatic presence, and address the Government of China’s economic, political, security, and intelligence activities in the region.”
Rubio joined U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the committee, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on it, and other senators on the resolution which “extends heartfelt condolences to the people of Lebanon on behalf of the U.S. Senate and reiterates support for ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide emergency humanitarian relief in concert with other international partners to those impacted.”
"For too long, Florida farmers of fresh produce have suffered from Mexico’s unreasonable trade-distorting practices,” Steube said. “Seasonal produce is vital to the state of Florida, which ranks as the largest producer of many seasonal and perishable products in the country.
Rubio is championing a bill “to extend the federal safe harbor period for states to determine electors from December 8, 2020 to January 1, 2021 for this year’s presidential election" insisting it “would give states the flexibility needed in a pandemic to help ensure each and every legal vote cast is counted.” Rubio’s proposal would also have electoral college members cast their votes on January 2, 2021 instead of December 14.