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Marco Rubio Gets Support for Proposals to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather, Restoring...

This week, the U.S. Senate Climate Solutions threw its support behind U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., “Restoring Resilient Reefs Act” and “Built to Last Act.” Rubio, who is a member of the caucus, weighed in...
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Rick Scott Wants CBO to Look at Latest Appropriations Proposals

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., led eight other Republicans in the U.S. Senate in sending a letter to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) requesting an immediate projection, cost estimate and inflationary impact...

John Katko, Stephanie Murphy Team Up on the Informed Lawmaking to Combat Inflation Act

This week, U.S. Rep. John Katko, R-NY, and retiring U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., teamed up on the “Informed Lawmaking to Combat Inflation Act." The proposal, which Katko introduced. “would require lawmakers in Congress to...

Federal Deficit Projected to Stand at $3 Trillion This Year

The CBO noted this year’s deficit will reach its second-highest on record since 1945.
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Marco Rubio, Tammy Baldwin Bring Back Proposal to Help Infrastructure Deal With Severe Weather

Rubio is backing U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s, D-Wisc., “Built to Last Act” which they first worked on at the start of last year.

Florida’s Senators Back Joni Ernst’s School Reopening and Spending Transparency Act

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst’s, R-Iowa, “ School Reopening and Spending Transparency Act” which “ would require the U.S. Department of Education to publish information on the status of taxpayer dollars and schools’ operating status.”

Rick Scott: CBO Report Shows the Dangers of Raising Minimum Wage to $15 an...

The CBO released the report on Monday and it found that 1.4 million Americans would lose their jobs if the minimum wage rose to $15 an hour even as 900,000 Americans would no longer live in poverty.
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Steven Greenhut: Hiking the Minimum Wage Lowers Opportunities for Poor

The minimum wage has once again become a hot topic now that the Biden administration is looking to increase it nationally to $15 an hour – echoing the base labor rate that California lawmakers established a few years ago. Note that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation based on the Census Bureau’s cost-of-living-adjusted standard.
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Darren Soto Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Recipients

Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday. 

Florida TaxWatch: Raising the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour Will Lead to Job...

For the amendment to pass, 60 percent of Florida voters would need to support it at the ballot box in November.

Rick Scott Asks CBO on How Coronavirus Pandemic has Impacted Federal Revenue Loss

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Phillip Swagel asking him about the impact of the coronavirus on federal revenue losses. This follows the CBO’s Monthly Budget Review for April 2020, which reported that the federal deficit stood at an estimated $737 billion in the month of April, compared to a surplus of $160 billion in April 2019.

Rick Scott Demands Answers on How Much Medicare for All Costs

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., took aim at the “Medicare for All” proposal championed by some Democrats in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail this week.