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Florida’s Senators Oppose Biden Administration’s Push to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Sec. of State Henry Blinken weighed in on Monday on why the administration wanted the U.S. to rejoin the council.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Bill Making it Tougher for Suspected Terrorists to Buy Guns

Rubio reintroduced the “Terror Intelligence Improvement Act” which, his office insisted, will “make it harder for suspected terrorists to purchase firearms” and “provide more authority for law enforcement agencies to go after suspected terrorists, while safeguarding law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment and due process rights.” The Florida Republican has pushed the proposal in recent years with little success.

Charlie Crist Takes Over as Vice Chairman of CJS Appropriations Subcommittee

First elected to Congress in 2016, Crist has been on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee and the CJS Appropriations Subcommittee since 2019. He’ll serve under U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., who chairs the subcommittee and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Ct., who leads the Appropriations Committee.
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Chris Sprowls Reappoints Randy Fine to the Education Commission of the States

“Representative Fine’s record for raising standards and accountability in Florida’s education system will serve him well on the Education Commission of the States,” said Sprowls.“Representative Fine will serve as a strong leader in this national effort to improve our schools, colleges and universities.”

Most Voters Want a Bipartisan Commission to Investigate 2020 Election Irregularities

One Hill-HarrisX poll released last month showed a majority of those surveyed--65 percent-- say they are confident in the current voting system and confident that the processing of the votes is fair and accurate. However, 35 percent said they don’t trust the process.

Nikki Fried Offers Protection Tips for Identity Theft Awareness Week

“The challenges of COVID-19 include a heightened risk of identity theft. Scammers, thieves, and imposters are taking advantage of vulnerabilities brought on from unemployment claims, government-sponsored small business loan programs, and other forms of identity theft,” said Fried.

Ron DeSantis Nominates Two Judges for Ninth Judicial Circuit Court on Orange and Osceola...

On Monday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced two new judicial appointments to the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court. The Ninth Circuit Court encompasses Orange and Osceola Counties.

Steven Greenhut: Hiking the Minimum Wage Lowers Opportunities for Poor

The minimum wage has once again become a hot topic now that the Biden administration is looking to increase it nationally to $15 an hour – echoing the base labor rate that California lawmakers established a few years ago. Note that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation based on the Census Bureau’s cost-of-living-adjusted standard.

Marco Rubio, Chuck Grassley Want Investigation Into HHS National Security Practices During Pandemic

To address these concerns, Rubio and Grassley request a review of HHS actions related to BGI throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a status update on the existing investigation, and recommendations to improve HHS national security practices.

South Florida Leaders Reappointed to Board of LeRoy Collins Institute

At the end of last week, the LeRoy Collins Institute announced the reappointments of former Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick and former Miami-Dade County Commissioner Katy Sorenson to its Board of Directors. 
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Florida Legislators Push to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

State Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, are working together across the aisle on a proposal to legalize...

Ashley Moody Recovers Funds After Medicare Fraud Investigation

Attorney General Ashley Moody, working with state and federal partners, announced this week that she took part in a nationwide effort that has secured more than $40 million and around $500,000 for the Sunshine State by investigating Medicaid and assisted breathing device rentals.
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