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Christopher Beres: Why the U.S. Needs to Keep an Eye on the South China...

B-1, B-52, and B-2 bombers from U.S. bases in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, Darwin in Australia and Guam and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean conduct coordinated strikes using “low observable cruise missiles” against China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea. This is followed by a second wave of warplanes that drop “bunker-buster” bombs and other earth-penetrating munitions to pulverize the artificial islands into sand.
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Brian Mast Urges Robert Wilkie to Reverse Decision Kicking Congressional Offices Out of VA...

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie urging the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to reverse its decision to evict members of Congress from their offices inside VA facilities.
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Florida Congressional Reps Call on Navy to Use Damaged Ship as Artificial Reef Off...

U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., teamed up on the matter last week. 

Matt Willhite Unveils Proposal to Waive Fishing, Hunting Permit Fees for Florida Military Members,...

Last week, state Rep. Matt Willhite, D-Wellington, showcased his proposal “to provide military service members and veterans a discount on hunting and fishing licenses...
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Michael Waltz Wants to Extend Special Immigrant Visas for Kurds Who Helped Against ISIS

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.”

Marco Rubio Urges Treasury Not to Release Internationally-Held Reserves to the Taliban

This week. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Janet...
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Marco Rubio Signs on to Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Help Support Greece’s Military

Menendez introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act” this week with Rubio as a co-sponsor. 
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Help Get $738 Billion NDAA Through the Senate

Both senators from Florida backed the proposal which includes a 3.1 percent pay raise for the military, sends $1.5 billion to help Tyndall Air Force Base which was damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018 and creates the Space Force.
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VFW Backs Brian Mast’s Harmony’s Law to Keep Rapists in the Military in Jail

U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., reeled in more support for “Harmony’s Law” which his office insisted will “help prevent hundreds of rapists—who were convicted and found guilty of rape in the military—from being freed from jail on a misconstrued technicality.”

Marco Rubio: What’s Next in Ukraine? Americans Deserve a Plan

This week, the Senate advanced $40 billion in military, economic, and humanitarian aid to support Ukraine’s effort to repel Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion. Much...

Neal Dunn, Kevin McCarthy Vow to Help Tyndall AFB, Pandhandle Recover

This week, Dunn brought U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., who could be the next speaker of the House if the GOP retains control of the chamber in two weeks, to talk to local leaders and tour the area to survey the damage. 
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Gus Bilirakis is Back in the GOP House Leadership

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced he is part of the of the Republican Whip team which he served on from 2007-2014 but he lost his position due to breaking with the GOP over flood insurance. 
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