Mason Dixon released a poll of likely voters in Florida on Thursday showing Biden’s lead within the margin of error as he takes 50 percent with Trump right behind him with 46 percent and 4 percent of voters as undecided.
Rubio, currently serving as the acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has thrown his support behind a proposal denying visas to anyone who has spied against or stolen intellectual property from the U.S.
Last month, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act” with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., as cosponsors.
Rubio, who chairs the U.S. Senate Small Business Committee, weighed in after the SBA Inspector General (IG) released “Management Alert: Report 20-16, Serious Concerns of Potential Fraud in EIDL Program Pertaining to the Response to COVID-19." The alert went to the SBA and Congress “warning of suspected fraudulent activity in the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.”
The senators wrote that TikTok could enable the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to engage in influence operations against the United States, including operations designed to interfere with our elections.
On Tuesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. to thank him for his support in championing liability protections to head off COVID-19-related lawsuits. Patronis requested McConnell provide special consideration regarding America’s 1.3 million non-profit organizations, as they will face potential liabilities related to COVID-19.
Rubio introduced the “Continuing Small Business Recovery and Paycheck Protection Program Act” as he hopes to build off of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the $2.3 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and approved by the White House at the end of March.
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and all 27 members of its delegation in the U.S. House sent a letter to U.S. Air Force Ast. Sec. John Henderson on behalf of the eight letters of nomination to make Florida the future home of the United States Space Command (SPACECOM) submitted by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., to successfully amend the $259.5 billion package with funds for the U.S. State, Interior, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Departments as well as other federal agencies, to help bolster supply chains as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
The bill cleared the House without opposition on Monday and Serrano tipped his cap to a host of congressional leaders and former members of Congress including former U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who retired after the 2018 elections.