Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Harris appeared in Jacksonville on Monday to trumpet the $1.9 trillion federal relief that Democrats in Congress passed and President Joe Biden signed into law earlier this month.
Steube introduced the “Sanctioning Iranian-Backed Militia Terrorists Act” which will impose sanctions on the Iranian-backed Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada (KSS) in Iraq.
In recent years, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., the former sheriff of Duval County, reintroduced the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Scott are co-sponsoring the bill which U.S. Rep. Chris Smith is championing in the U.S. House.
DeSantis brought out the “Civic Literacy Excellence Initiative” and is calling for $106 million from the Legislature to enact it. The governor wants to use funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund included in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriation (CRRSA) Act.
The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill continue to clash over the new $1.9 trillion federal stimulus bill signed into law earlier this month even as Gov. Ron DeSantis outlined his plan on how the state government should spend the funds it received from it.
Last week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “urging the United Nations to take necessary and appropriate procedural actions to remove the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from the UN Security Council," insisting that such an action is “long overdue given the PRC’s horrible record on human rights and continued bad acts on the world stage.”
Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--backed U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz’s, R-Fla., proposal to end government contracts with businesses working with the Maduro regime.
Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--teamed up with U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., on the “Fighting Oppression until the Reign of Castro Ends (FORCE) Act” to keep Cuba on the State Sponsor of Terrorism List.
U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced the U.S. Senate version this week with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Susan Collins, R-Maine, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-WV.