Merkley introduced the proposal this week with the support of Rubio, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Select Intelligence Committees, toured the Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey and the United Kingdom to oversee federal programs last week.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, wrote U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar urging the establishment of a regional office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the state of Israel.
Deutch, one of the leading critics in his party of then-President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, teamed up with U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, the top Republican on the subcommittee, to weigh in on the proposal on Tuesday.
“Taiwan has more than earned its place in the WHA with its contributions to global public health and work to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The time to restore Taiwan’s observer status is now,” Yoho insisted.
At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urging the Department of State to maintain the Level 4 Do Not Travel Advisory to Communist China beyond the pandemic, given the ongoing human rights abuses and critical threat to the safety of Americans.
The bill would have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) “clarify that it will no longer review, or approve, applications from companies on the Commission’s ‘Covered List’” and “prevent further integration and sales of Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua – all Chinese state-backed or directed firms – in the U.S. regardless of whether federal funds are involved.”