“If the WHO had done its job, not as many people would be dead, we would be further along right now, and every country would be better off," Scott told The Daily Signal.
With 5.8 million of those new applications coming through state programs--up more than 2.9 million from the week before--there’s a clear impact in the Sunshine State.
Having passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis last week, the White House and Congress are now abuzz about a potential $2 trillion infrastructure stimulus proposal.
“As soon as Congress is back in session, there should be a hearing, along with a full investigation, to review whether American taxpayers should continue to spend millions of dollars every year to fund an organization that willfully parroted propaganda from the Chinese Communist Party,” Scott added.
Many counties throughout Florida are shutting down boat ramps and marinas to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
A week and a half ago, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled the “American-Made Protection for Healthcare Workers and First Responders Act” to ensure more PPE is made in the U.S. instead of other nations, including China.
This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., unveiled a proposal to “hold China financially responsible for the detrimental economic impact of COVID-19 on the American economy.”
As the U.S. House gets ready to vote on a $2 trillion bill to help the economy weather the coronavirus crisis, some members of the Florida delegation have helped craft it.
This week, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., offered a proposal to ensure that coronavirus relief funds allocated by Congress will not be sent to businesses connected to the Chinese regime.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on President Donald Trump to create a task force to deal with Chinese propaganda over the coronavirus outbreak.