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Marco Rubio Joins Senators in Urging Joe Biden to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

To date, no president has made it U.S. policy to affirm the historical facts of the Armenian Genocide, which lasted from 1915 to 1923 and resulted in the forced deportation of around 2 million Armenians, 1.5 million of whom were killed.
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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Offer Resolution Honoring Bay of Pigs Veterans

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a resolution honoring Assault Brigade 2506 which took on the Castro regime.
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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Want Biden Administration to Re-designate Haiti for TPS

In their letter, the senators cite the importance of reinstating protection to eligible Haitians in the United States that are unable to return safely to their homeland due to a compounding set of devastation from national disasters, political unrest, and extraordinary conditions facing the island.

Marco Rubio Backs More Funds for the Inter-American Development Bank

Rubio is backing the “Inter-American Development Bank General Capital Increase Act” from U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ. The proposal would increase American funds for the IDB by $20 billion. The IDB is run by almost 50 counties, including the U.S., and is the largest source of support for Latin American and Caribbean economic development. Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Tim Kaine, D-Va.

Florida’s Senators Champion Resolution Honoring Damas de Blanco

“These courageous women, who offer a voice to Cuba’s voiceless, gather and march peacefully through the streets of Havana with gladiolus flowers in hand, defying the dictatorship’s constant attacks on their nonviolent exercise of freedom of speech and assembly,” Rubio’s office noted last week.
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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Write Jeff Bezos, Wanting Information on Amazon’s Ties to Chinese...

Dahua Technology is a Chinese company that has reportedly developed facial recognition software to recognize and report the detection of Uyghur Muslims to Chinese authorities, facilitating the Chinese government’s ongoing genocide and other crimes against humanity against the Uyghur people.
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Marco Rubio, Senators Urge Joe Biden Protect Democracy in Myanmar

On February 1, the Burmese armed forces, also known as Tatmadaw, overturned the results of Burma’s November 2020 elections. They seized power in a military coup and detained the country’s democratically elected leaders, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Previously, multiple international bodies, as well as investigators associated with the U.S. Department of State, have determined that there is evidence that the military-led abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma constitute crimes against humanity and genocide.

Michael Waltz Continues the Fight to Have the U.S. Work With Israel on PTSD

At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced the “United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act” which his office explained when he unveiled it.

Marco Rubio Supports Resolution Reaffirming Political and Economic Ties With Ecuador

The resolution is also being backed by U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho.

Florida Congressional Republicans Call on Senate Committee to Press Biden Appointees on Cuba, Venezuela

On Saturday, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., and new U.S. Reps. Carlo Gimenez, R-Fla., and Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the incoming chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the current chairman and slated to remain the top Republican on it, on the matter. 
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Bob Menendez Blocks Rick Scott’s Religious Liberty Resolution

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “defending the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – the right to freely exercise one’s religion” as efforts to reduce religious service attendance continue due to the pandemic only to see a Democratic senator block it. 

Marco Rubio Gets Bill Empowering State Department Do More to Fight Anti-Semitism Through Senate

At the start of last year, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to bring back the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” which would “enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world.”
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