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Gary Clyde Hufbauer: NOPEC Legislation Isn’t the Answer to Lowering Gasoline Prices

With gas prices hitting new records nationwide, policymakers scramble for solutions. In recent weeks the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Cartels Act” or “NOPEC” legislation that would grant...

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Urge Treasury Department to Implement Corporate Transparency Act

This week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., led a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen and Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Himamauli Das regarding the...
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Marco Rubio Calls on Justice Department to Have Al Jazeera Register as a Foreign...

In their letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, the senators ask what steps the department has taken to enforce compliance with FARA for Al Jazeera and are seeking documents related to the determination of AJ+’s foreign agent status. The senators are also asking what steps the department has taken to require Rightly to register under FARA. Those same lawmakers and others first raised concerns about Al Jazeera’s FARA compliance in 2019. 
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Marco Rubio: DOJ Should Not Offer Amnesty to Researchers Who Did Not Disclose Foreign...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Todd Young of Indiana to send a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a detailed briefing on the reported U.S. Department of Justice’s amnesty program, which would allow U.S. academics to disclose past foreign funding without fear of prosecution for their disclosures.

Ashley Moody, State Attorneys General Push Congress to Reauthorize National Threat Assessment Center

On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody called on Congress to pass the “EAGLES Act” to reauthorize the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) and have it do more with school safety. The proposal...
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Marco Rubio Calls on White House to Have Academic Institutions Disclose Ties to China’s...

Earlier this month, Rubio criticized the Biden administration’s quiet withdrawal of a federal rule that would have required American higher education institutions to disclose their partnerships with the Chinese government-run Confucius Institute.
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Florida Delegation Backs Bill to Reauthorize National Threat Assessment Center, Expand its School Safety...

The EAGLES Act was named after the mascot of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland where a school shooting took place in 2018 leaving 17 people dead.
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Marco Rubio, Chuck Grassley Want Investigation Into HHS National Security Practices During Pandemic

To address these concerns, Rubio and Grassley request a review of HHS actions related to BGI throughout the coronavirus pandemic, a status update on the existing investigation, and recommendations to improve HHS national security practices.
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Ashley Moody: Number of Police Officers Killed in Line of Duty Doubled in 2020

Last week, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody noted the number of police officers killed in the line of duty increased in 2020. “According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the number of law enforcement line-of-duty...
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With 2024 in Mind, Rick Scott Looks to Lead the NRSC

Currently, Scott is the only Republican senator to declare for the post which would have him oversee GOP efforts in the 2022 Senate races. 

Kathy Castor Champions the Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act

Castor paired up with U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-WV, on the “Preventing Pill Mills Through Data Sharing Act” which will “require drug wholesalers that ship opioid to drug stores and clinics to take greater responsibility for reporting suspicious quantities to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).”
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Ted Deutch Gets Promoting Alzheimer’s Awareness to Prevent Elder Abuse Act Through Congress

“The legislation directs the U.S. Department of Justice to develop best practices for assisting professionals – law enforcement, firefighters, emergency personnel, social workers, court officials, and medical professionals – who encounter and support people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia,” Deutch’s office noted.
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