Thursday, September 24, 2020
With the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Scott brought out the “Set Sail Safely Act,” which, according to the senator’s office, “will establish a Maritime Task Force, in coordination with a Private Sector Advisory Committee, to address the health, safety, security, and logistical changes needed to allow for cruise lines and ports to resume operations.” As of now, cruise ships remain under a No Sail Order until the end of September. 
Soto, the first member of the Florida delegation of Puerto Rican heritage, weighed in on why he introduced the resolution. 
Biden was in Central Florida for the kickoff of Hispanic Heritage Month, referring to it in his remarks to the sparse and socially distanced crowd.
Last week, 50 members of the U.S. House--all Republicans--wrote U.S. Attorney General William Barr, calling on the U.S. Department of Justice “to investigate individuals and groups responsible for funding, organizing, inciting, and participating in the destructive riots taking place in cities across the country.”
"The bill would provide one year of stability for families who are already dealing with enough change with virtual learning, work from home, and other disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed into our daily lives,” Rubio’s office noted.
Members of both sides of the aisle from Florida, including U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., applauded the new agreements.
We write in support of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration in expectation of Hurricane Sally. The current forecast predicts the storm will impact communities in Northwest Florida.
U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced the resolution on Monday and it has the support of several members of the committee including Rubio and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on it.
The representatives want “aviation excise taxes be suspended until the end of 2021 or until airline passenger traffic returns to 75 percent of its 2019 levels, citing current airlines passenger levels of only 25 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels.”
The IDB defines itself as “devoted to improving lives” and as a “leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean.” It also “conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public- and private-sector clients throughout the region.”