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Marco Rubio, Florida Congressmen Honored for Defending International Religious Freedom

On 21Wilberforce’s International Religious Freedom Congressional Scorecard, which was released last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., garnered the highest score in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Ill., earned the top score in the U.S. House over then past two years. 
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Marco Rubio Calls Out Saudi Arabia for Holding Women as Political Prisoners

Rubio joined U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the top Democrat on the committee, in a letter to the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. on the matter. 

Ted Yoho Helps Gets Hong Kong Autonomy Act Through Congress

Last month, Sherman introduced the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” with Yoho as the main cosponsor. Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize foreign interference, and ban sedition and subversion.”
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Florida Republicans Push Trump Administration to Sanction Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Atrocities

Signers included Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Brian Mast, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz and Ted Yoho. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats who signed the letter included U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps. Eliot Engel of New York and Brad Sherman of California.

Ted Yoho Champions the Hong Kong Autonomy Act

Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize ;foreign interference,’ and ban sedition and subversion.”
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Brian Mast, Ted Deutch Lead Congressional Letter Calling on UN to Do More to...

“It is absolutely critical that we remind ourselves every day – especially today on International Holocaust Remembrance Day – that anti-Semitism has no place here in the United States or anywhere around the world” Mast said on Monday.

Ted Yoho Doubles Down on His Opposition to Hun Sen in Cambodia

U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., was part of a group of congressional leaders who sounded the alarm about freedom of the press in Cambodia last week as two former Radio Free Asia (RFA) journalists are facing charges in that nation.
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Brian Mast Backs Israel and American Organizations Offering Humanitarian Relief to Syria

Mast, who served in Afghanistan where he lost both his legs and later volunteered with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), noted that 14 million Syrians have fled their country as that nation has been torn apart by civil war for the past eight years.
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Marco Rubio Wants Answers From Rick Perry on Energy Department Helping Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear...

The senators paired up again this week to press U.S. Energy Sec. Rick Perry--briefly a rival to Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries--on the matter, as the Energy Department grows increasingly open to helping Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.
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Marco Rubio Doubles Down on His Opposition to Helping Saudi Arabia Obtain Nuclear Weapons

At the end of last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to call on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to “open a review into the Trump Administration’s negotiations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as any negotiation by the executive branch since December 2009, regarding a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.”
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Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Champion the Saudi Nuclear Nonproliferation Act

The two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure Congress plays a role if the Trump administration decides to help Saudi Arabia with its efforts to achieve nuclear weapons.
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Marco Rubio Champions the No Nuclear Weapons for Saudi Arabia Act

Rubio paired up with fellow U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee member U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., to bring out the “No Nuclear Weapons for Saudi Arabia Act” on Wednesday.
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