Sunday, February 28, 2021
Spano took part in a committee hearing on “The Shutdown: Economic Impact on Small Businesses.” 
In the politically-divided US, the highest scores given news media were 61 for perspective, a low 58 for balance, just 56 for accuracy, and a very low 47 for fairness.
The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act will allow more of the “best and brightest” from around the world to help grow the American economy while also safeguarding our workers. That’s the immigration system we need--and Scott should support it.
Rooney introduced a bill which would “prohibit a sanctuary jurisdiction from receiving federal financial assistance and protects local law enforcement officers within sanctuaries cities who cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security."
The planned 20-foot-high physical barrier, utilizing extensive high-tech measures, will complement the already-under-construction northern smart fence between Israel and Lebanon, which is proceeding at a feverish pace.
According to Fox News, more than 76,000 migrants entered the U.S. illegally or appeared at a port of entry in February alone, making it “the highest number of any February in the past 12 years,” and the highest number in a single month in 11 years.
Last week, Francis Rooney teamed up with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to unveil the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” (RAISE Act).
On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jason Crow, D-Col., showcased the “Syrian Partner Protection Act” which “would extend the Special Immigrant Visa program to Syrian Kurdish fighters who assisted in counter-ISIS operations.”
With President Donald Trump planning to use executive action to fund building a wall on the southern border to control illegal immigration without congressional approval, members of the U.S. House representing Florida took sides on mostly partisan lines. 
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took to the national airwaves this week to weigh in on his new role on Capitol Hill and about immigration, even as President Donald Trump continues to consider declaring a national emergency so he can build a wall on the southern border without congressional approval.