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Darren Soto Continues to Fight for the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act

Rubio was the chief sponsor in the Senate while Soto introduced it in the House and the two men reintroduced the proposal at the start of this year. While the U.S. Senate passed the bill at the end of last year the measure did not gain much traction in the U.S. House and failed to cross the finish line.

Marco Rubio Backs Brian Schatz’s Effort to Expand Medicare’s Telehealth Services

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s, D-Hi, “Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act” which “would expand coverage of...
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Marco Rubio, Chris Coons Call On Antony Blinken To Protect Uyghurs and Other Minorities...

Other signers included U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tim Kaine, D-Va, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Cory Booker, D-NJ, Jim Moran, R-Kansas, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., John Cornyn, R-Tex, Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., and Brian Schatz, D-Mich.
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Marco Rubio Wants to Crack Down on Invasive Species

Rubio introduced the “Lacey Act Amendments” with the support of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., as a co-sponsor.
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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.

Florida Delegation Once Again Pushes the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act

Rubio was the chief sponsor in the Senate while Soto introduced it in the House and the two men reintroduced the proposal this week. While the U.S. Senate passed the bill last month, the measure did not gain much traction in the U.S. House and failed to cross the finish line. 
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Marco Rubio Gets Coral Reef Conservation Act Through the Senate

Back in the summer of 2019, Rubio, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., joined with U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., U.S. Sen. Mazi Hirono, D-Hi., and U.S. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR. to bring out the “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” to reauthorize the old law.
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Marco Rubio Backs Bill for National Aquaculture Standards

“The bill would designate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as the lead federal agency for marine aquaculture. The legislation would also direct NOAA to harmonize the permitting system for offshore aquaculture for farms in federal waters, and direct the agency to lead a research and development grant program to spur innovation throughout the industry,” Rubio’s office noted. 
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Calls on Trump to Fully Deploy Defense Production Act to Protect...

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., wrote Trump in response to various national news outlets detailing worker protests and numerous accounts of protective equipment shortages in VAs across the country.

John Rutherford: Expand FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance to Americans Impacted by Coronavirus

A congressman from the First Coast is championing a proposal to offer disaster unemployment assistance to Americans unable to work due to coronavirus.
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Marco Rubio Backs Permanent Federal Fund to Deal With Public Health Emergencies Like Coronavirus

With worries about the impact of coronavirus on the rise, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is backing a proposal to create a permanent fund “to enable quick and effective responses to future public health emergencies.”
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Marco Rubio Gets Two Environmental Bills Through Senate Commerce Committee

Rubio’s “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act" and ”South Florida Coastal Clean Waters Act” sailed unanimously through the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. 
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