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Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Remove Bureaucratic Hurdles Ahead of Hurricane Season

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to remove bureaucratic hurdles ahead of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In the letter, Rubio also recommended that the Biden administration...
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Marco Rubio Champions Bill Backing Religious Exemptions from Vaccine Mandates

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Conscience Objections to Negligent State COVID-19 Inoculation Edicts Need Constitutional Enforcement (CONSCIENCE) Act.” Rubio’s proposal “would extend Religious Freedom Restoration Act-like protections to individuals with religious...

Marco Rubio Wants to Know Why SBA Has Backlog on Forgiving PPP Loans

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Guzman demanding answers on the significant backlog of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness applications. Rubio specifically raised...
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Greg Steube: Organ Transplant Waiting Lists Shouldn’t Discriminate Based on COVID Vaccine Status

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., brought out a proposal that “prohibits organ transplant waiting lists from discriminating against individuals based on whether an individual has been vaccinated for COVID-19.” Steube introduced the “Maintaining...
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back Roger Wicker’s Call to End COVID Travel Restrictions, Mask...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, led 31 GOP senators in a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to...

Ashley Moody Continues the Fight Against Biden’s Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced on Thursday she is continuing to fight President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors. Moody announced she is leading a coalition of 21 state attorneys general in filing...

Florida Democrats Will Have Tough Time Defending COVID Policies Like Shutdowns and Mask Mandates

In April 2020, Florida Democrats attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis for not shutting down the state fast enough when faced with the COVID pandemic. Then, in May, when the governor decided to reopen Florida, Democrats criticized...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Wage Growth During the COVID Pandemic

At the end of last week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released an economic commentary entitled “Wage Growth and Talent Attraction in the Pandemic Labor Market.” The report presents wage growth as a result of companies’ recent...

Ashley Moody Joins Other State Attorneys General in Challenging Biden’s Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody announced this week she is leading 17 other states in filing an amicus brief in support of the state of Georgia’s multistate suit against President Joe Biden's federal contractor...

Brian Mast Introduces Bill to Let Military Personnel Refuse COVID Vaccines

This week, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., brought out a bill “to defend service members who have been discharged for exercising their right to medical privacy by declining to take the COVID-19 vaccine.” Mast’s office...

Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation Push Blockchain Solutions for Small Business Act

Members of the Florida delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., are pushing the “Blockchain Solutions for Small Businesses Act.” Salazar introduced the bill “to improve the Small Business Administration's (SBA) operational efficiency...

Marco Rubio Joins Call to Congressional Leaders to Extend Telehealth Expansion

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a group of 44 bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers in sending a letter to...
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