Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Castor brought out the “Honest Elections and Campaign, No Gain Act” (HEC NO) on Thursday. The bill will force “former lawmakers and others no longer seeking office to close their campaign accounts within two years, instead of living on as zombie campaigns.” Bilirakis and U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Mary., are co-sponsoring the proposal.
Lawson brought out the bill in the middle of last month though it has not garnered much traction in recent weeks.
Pence formed Advancing American Freedom which his team called “a policy and advocacy organization established to promote the pro-freedom policies of the last four years that created unprecedented prosperity at home and restored respect for America abroad, to defend those policies from liberal attacks and media distortions, and to prevent the radical left from enacting its policy agenda that would threaten America’s freedoms.”
While there had been talk about a conservative challenge to Rubio in the primaries in 2022--including buzz that Ivanka Trump though she ended it two months ago--Trump’s endorsement should ensure he will not face a major Republican challenge.
Back in February, the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, led by U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., launched its Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion Subcommittee. U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., is the first chairwoman of the new subcommittee while Scott leads Republicans on it.
Besides the two South Florida Republicans, the DCCC is targeting 20 other Republicans in the U.S. House.
Over the Easter weekend, Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency in Manatee County as Piney Point continues to leak and a collapse is expected to happen. More than 300 residents were ordered to evacuate the area.
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., the dean of the Florida congressional delegation, died on Tuesday at the age of 84. Hastings had been battling pancreatic cancer in recent years.
Over the weekend, Scott came out swinging at the agreement which the Trump administration ended. 
DeSantis “demanded that the Biden administration rescind its recent executive action allowing criminal aliens to go free,” insisting “these dangerous and reckless policies jeopardize the health, security and wellbeing of Florida communities.”