Friday, July 23, 2021
First introduced in 2018 by Frankel and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., the congresswoman brought the proposal back last week and rounded up almost a dozen backers including Waltz who is the main Republican co-sponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., 
“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted.
The bill would codify an executive action from former President Donald Trump which was called the two-for-one deregulation rule.
Soto was able to get his “Digital Taxonomy Act” and his “Blockchain Innovation Act” rolled into U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney’s, D-Calif., “Consumer Safety Technology Act.”
“The Chinese Communist Party does not want a full, forensic investigation into the origins of COVID-19,” Rubio said. “If they did, it would have happened at some point during the last 18 months. Instead of hoping the Chinese authorities will suddenly cooperate, the United States needs to compel them to cooperate. 
Last week, Rubio brought back the “Combating BDS Act” which will “help state and local governments stand up to the which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce" and “increase protections for state and local governments in America that divest from, prohibit investment in, or otherwise restrict contracting with firms that knowingly engage in commerce-related or investment-related BDS activity attacking Israel, as well as persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., first brought out the “Canadian Snowbirds Act” back in September 2019 with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., R-Fla., cosponsoring it. The bill would add two extra months to the 182 days that retired Canadians who are 50 and older can stay in the United States each year.
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--have been able to guide the “South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act” through committee and to the Senate floor. The proposal amends the “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act.”...
Two members of the Florida congressional delegation brought back their proposal to offer tax credits for families and businesses threatened by natural disasters. Two year ago, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla. and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., introduced the “SHELTER...
Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill--Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and Al Lawson, D-Fla.--brought back a bill to protect specialty crop growers from competition from Mexico. In recent years,...