Monday, February 18, 2019
With the Maduro regime arresting opposition leader Juan Guaidó, Scott called out the Venezuelan government on Monday and linked it to the communist regime in Cuba. 
With Maduro starting a second term last week, Shalala said she will introduce a bill targeting exporting weapons and other defense materials to his regime while Wasserman Schultz said she plans to unveil “legislation that requires intelligence agencies to work with the U.S. State Department to develop threat assessments and strategic plans to monitor and combat the Kremlin’s influence in Venezuela.”
Rooney introduced the “Asylum Protection Act of 2019” on Thursday and on Friday he offered his reasons for bringing this bill out. 
“As chairman, my top priority is to pass bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs."
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.. delivered remarks on the Senate floor as Senate Democrats remained poised to vote against cloture on the motion for the Senate to begin consideration of the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act of 2019 (S.1)
With April elections on the horizon and the campaign in full swing, Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit is reportedly almost ready to announce, possibly even next week, if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted in the coming months on corruption charges.
A Washington Examiner article reported the Nation of Islam received $364,500 from the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and the Department of Justice from the 2008-2019 fiscal years.
Back in the summer of 2017, Rubio, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on global women’s issues, paired up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, to bring out the bill.
By a vote of 217–185, on Thursday, the U.S. House passed H.R. 695, a funding bill that prevents a partial government shutdown and offers extensive relief to communities impacted by hurricanes. The bill also provides $5 billion in funding for a border wall.
Rubio paired up with fellow U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee member U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., to bring out the “No Nuclear Weapons for Saudi Arabia Act” on Wednesday.