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Rick Scott Calls for More Accountability for the IMF

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., showcased his proposed “IMF Accountability Act." The bill, which Scott introduced last month, “would prevent the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from allocating Special Drawing Rights (SDR) or providing...

Florida Delegation Wants to Rename Street in Front of Cuban Embassy After Democracy Activist

The Florida delegation on Capitol Hill is backing a proposal to change the name of the street outside of the Cuban Embassy in Washington to “Oswaldo Payá Way.” Back in June, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio,...

South Florida Republicans Call on Joe Biden to Reinstate Consular Services in Cuba

At the end of last week, South Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that his administration take all possible measures...

Rick Scott Urges Joe Biden to Take Action for Cuba’s Political Prisoners

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote to President Joe Biden demanding that he take immediate action to secure humanitarian medical visits for José Daniel Ferrer, a Cuban freedom and human rights activist...
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South Florida Congressional Republicans Oppose Cuts to the Office of Cuba Broadcasting

Three Republicans in the Florida congressional delegation--U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar--issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding announced plans by the U.S. Agency for Global Media’s (USAGM) and the...

Jeanette Nuñez Showcases DeSantis Administration’s 2021 Efforts

This week, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez highlighted the DeSantis administration’s record in 2021, focusing on aspects of government under her leadership across public health, space, cyber, human trafficking, and various other areas. “Our administration continues...

Ron DeSantis Calls for $25 Million to Preserve Miami’s Freedom Tower

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will call on the Legislature to send $25 million to Miami-Dade College “to preserve, refurbish and enhance the Freedom Tower.” DeSantis said he will include the funds in...
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Rick Scott, Byron Donalds Lead the Charge on Capitol Hill to Impose Tougher Sanctions...

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Fla., are leading the charge on Capitol Hill “to hold the illegitimate communist Cuban regime accountable through severe sanctions and unprecedented financial pressure.” This week,...

Congress Sends Bill Helping Victims of Havana Syndrome to Joe Biden’s Desk

A proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helping federal employees stationed abroad who suffer brain injuries due to targeted energy attacks cleared Congress and is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk. U.S....

Maria Elvira Salazar, Michael Waltz Want to Ensure U.S. Can Offer Internet in Cuba,...

At the end of last month, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., introduced a proposal which “implements ‘Operation Starfall’ – a strategic plan to provide access to wireless communications abroad and ensure we are...
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Florida’s Senators Amend Budget Bill to Ensure Open Internet for Cuban People

While both of Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--ended up voting against the $3.5 trillion budget resolution which cleared the chamber on a party-line vote last week, they did included an...
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Kevin McCarthy, Florida Republicans Want to Meet With Joe Biden on Cuba

Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar signed the letter that was sent to Biden.
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