Friday, April 3, 2020
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott sent a letter to Jay Clayton, the chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, (SEC) urging the SEC to exclude Chinese-based companies trading publicly on U.S. stock exchanges from eligibility for SEC filing extensions due to impacts of the coronavirus.
U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., who is one of the leaders of the Blue Dogs, and U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., signed the letter along with other members of the group.
Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill reacted to Gov. Ron DeSantis issuing a statewide stay-at-home order as the Sunshine State continues to confront the coronavirus pandemic.
Scott called for the states to launch moratoriums on a host of financial transactions including mortgage and credit card payments.
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.
Scott also urged airlines to use taxpayer dollars they receive from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act wisely. His office promised Scott “will be vigilant in making sure any federal funds received from the CARES Act are not abused.”
Members of the Florida delegation weighed in on the U.S. State Department’s new effort to help Venezuela transition to democracy and remove the Maduro regime.
Fried urged Perdue to use crops from Florida for “food banks, school meal programs and other federal food purchase programs” to distribute.
With the federal government issuing new social distancing guidelines earlier this week, Florida announced that public and private K-12 school campuses will remain closed throughout April.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russ Vought urging the administration to rescind billions of dollars of “wasteful and unrelated funding included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act so this money can instead be used to help American families.”