Friday, February 21, 2020
“The United States must continue to enhance our strategic relationship with Taiwan against an increasingly aggressive China,” Rubio said. “Taiwan is an important democratic partner whose security is critical to advancing America’s national security interests in the Indo-Pacific.”
Freshman U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., the first member of Congress to have been born in South America, was able to get her proposal for $150 million federal humanitarian assistance for Venezuela through the U.S. House.
"We are living in a scary time. We are seeing a rise in anti-Semitism. We have seen this before. And we know it is a cancer upon humanity. And the proliferation of it can happen overnight. Before you know it, this hatred could become normalized."
On Monday, the U.S. House passed on voice vote a proposal from freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., stopping the export of “defense articles and crime control materials from the United States to the security forces of Venezuela.”
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appeared on “Meet the Press” on NBC on Sunday morning and said he was glad it was over but he wanted to see the full report. 
Mast paired up with the two leaders of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee to introduce the  “Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act" which “imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates.”
The senators urged the Coast Guard “to implement a comprehensive strategy to procure the necessary fleet of icebreakers to ensure the U.S. is able to defend itself and its allies, and maintain assured access to the Arctic Sea theater.”
Frankel and U.S. Rep. Randy Weber, R-Tex., brought out a bill “to enhance development cooperation in the areas of water resources, agriculture and energy storage between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Israel in developing countries.”
At the end of last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to call on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to “open a review into the Trump Administration’s negotiations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as any negotiation by the executive branch since December 2009, regarding a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.”
Most Florida Democrats--53 percent--don’t know enough about O’Rourke to really have an opinion while 39 percent see him favorably and only 6 percent view him unfavorably.