Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Because of a nationwide labor shortage, several companies are putting a halt to drug testing for new job applicants. Recently, NBC News highlighted business either temporary or permanently putting a stop to marijuana testing for potential new employees. In Florida, Amazon,...
Rubio is also backing the “Stop Critical Race Theory Act” and the “Combating Racist Training in the Military Act” from U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill which “would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) decision making and messaging surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans.”
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch’s bill “outlines a comprehensive approach to cease U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), unless the U.S. Secretary of State certifies to Congress that UNRWA no longer employs, or is associated with terrorist organizations, no longer allows its facilities to be used by terrorist organizations, allows independent audits of its finances, and no longer publishes anti-American or anti-Israel materials.” 
The case centers around a Mississippi law that bans abortions after the 15th week of pregnancy. Abortion proponents see this as a prelude that could weaken Roe v. Wade while pro-life advocates view the fact the Supreme Court will hear this case as a victory.
On the U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., was able to amend the “National Institute of Standards and Technology for the Future Act" to include the funds with the committee backing the amendment. U.S. Reps. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., Bill Posey, R-Fla., Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and Dan Webster, R-Fla., all backed the amendment which also “directs NIST to identify the source of the failure, issue recommendations on how to prevent future collapses, and inform building codes for similar structures.”
This past spring, the American Trucking Association (ATA) stressed the industry needed to hire more than 60,000 drivers across the nation to meet the growing demand.
According to the Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, a group of higher ed leaders, there are around 450,000 of undocumented students enrolled in the nation's higher-education system.
Rubio is co-sponsoring U.S. Sen. Gary Peters’, D-Mich., “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act” which “would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to ensure they can better identify and mitigate threats to Industrial Control Systems, the operational technology involved in operating the function of critical infrastructure networks, including pipelines, water supply and electric utilities.”