Tuesday, February 25, 2020
On Monday, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., bringing out a proposal to posthumously award the Congressional Gold Medal to Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods and Sean Smith who were killed in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.
“Most people think the internet is in the cloud. It’s really under the ocean,” Waltz said. “There are almost 400 of these cables [which] are about the size of a really large garden hose that run several hundred thousand miles and our entire modern economy is dependent on these fiber optic cables, from banking, to insurance, to financial markets.”
First elected governor in 2010, one of the hallmarks of Scott’s two terms in Tallahassee was his outreach to other states, highlighting the advantages of doing business in the Sunshine State. Scott went to states like Illinois, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York to urge business leaders to relocate their operations to Florida.
From his perch as chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., joined other members of Congress last week to tour Israel and meeting with key leaders including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.
From his seats on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is calling for the Trump administration to get tougher with Iran.
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., a key ally of the White House, offered advice for the Trump administration on Asian affairs even as President Donald Trump continued to try to hammer a trade deal with China and met with North Korean leaders.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., applauded the U.S. Treasury Department for hitting a Cuban state-run company with sanctions for importing oil from Venezuela. This week, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) punished Cubametales for its ties to the Maduro regime.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., spoke at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly General Committee on Democracy, Human Rights, and Humanitarian Questions in Luxembourg. Scott called on European nations to join the U.S. in efforts against the Maduro regime in Venezuela.
This week, Central Florida Republican Jan Edwards ended her challenge to U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla. After working in telecommunications, Edwards founded the Paving the Way Foundation where she currently serves as a president. The foundation looks to fight child trafficking in Florida and at the international level.
West announced this week he is considering attempting to become the next chairman of the GOP in the Lone Star State.