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Florida Reps Want to Honor Last Living Nuremberg Prosecutor With Congressional Gold Medal

Last week, led by U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., members of the Florida congressional delegation championed a resolution to honor Benjamin Ferencz—the final surviving Nuremberg prosecutor--with the Congressional Gold Medal. “During World War II, Ferencz...

Ted Deutch, Chris Smith: There’s No Room for ‘Opposing Views’ When it Comes to...

This week, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, to weigh in on Holocaust education. Deutch and Smith are the co-chairs of the U.S. House Bipartisan Task Force for...

Marco Rubio, Chris Smith Tell Biden Don’t Abandon Human Rights for a Climate Deal...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the lead Republicans on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their concern that...

Ted Deutch Leads Letter Calling on Joe Biden to Do More to Combat Antisemitism

The members ask that the administration swiftly implement the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, develop an inter-agency strategy to combat antisemitism and protect American Jews and to expeditiously nominate an Ambassador at Large to lead the Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism at the State Department.
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Ted Deutch Calls Out Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Antisemitic Comments

“They are murderers, to the point that they kill children who are five or six years old. They are murderers, to the point they drag women on the ground to their death and they are murderers, to the point they kill old people,” Erdogan said. “ They only are satisfied by sucking their blood.”

Marco Rubio Backs Ted Deutch’s, Mario Diaz-Balart’s Uyghur Human Rights Protection Act

Last month, two members of the Florida delegation brought out the bill “to provide Priority 2 refugee status for ethnic Uyghurs and others who are suffering from arbitrary arrest, mass detention, and political and religious persecution by the Chinese government” and which “expedites their ability to apply for refugee status and asylum in the United States.”

Dale Holness Will Run for Open Congressional Seat in South Florida

With longtime U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., passing away last week at the age of 84, the race to replace him is starting to heat up.
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Perry Thurston Plans to Run for Congress in South Florida

Thurston told Politico this week that he plans to run for Congress. He also praised Hastings on Tuesday.
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Rick Scott: Time to End Permanent Normal Trade Relations With China

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Scott are co-sponsoring the bill which U.S. Rep. Chris Smith is championing in the U.S. House.

Marco Rubio: China is Ramping Up Efforts Against Democratic Opposition in Hong Kong

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, teamed up with members of Congress on Monday to issue a joint statement in response to the Chinese government’s decision to schedule a March 11 vote in the National People’s Congress that would impose new restrictions on Hong Kong’s electoral system.

Ted Deutch Remains a Co-Chair of Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism

Back in 2015, then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., at that time the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., then the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee, helped bring the group back. 
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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.”