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This week, members of the Florida congressional delegation allies behind a proposal to “direct the U.S. Attorney General to conduct a study on the prevalence and instances of human trafficking at adult entertainment clubs and to report those findings to Congress.”
A proposal “to strategically align the United States’ diplomatic tools, including targeted sanctions, to advance democratic elections in Nicaragua in November 2021” backed by the Florida delegation is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Back in...
At the start of last week, Omar insisted "we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban" and that “we must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.”
Marco Rubio’s, Darren Soto’s Bill Offering Economic Opportunities for Seminole Tribe Gaining Traction
Things look good on the other side of Capitol Hill as Soto steered the bill through the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee without opposition. U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Brian Mast, R-Fla., and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., co-sponsored the bill. Before his death in April, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., also was co-sponsoring the bill.
The Biden administration announced last month it will make 20 million Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses available to the international community, on top of the 60 million unused Astra-Zeneca doses announced in April. The doses have not yet been committed to a specific list of countries.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Leads Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations to Condemn Antisemitic Attacks
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., and Lee Zeldin, R-NY, weighed in to express their “support for the Jewish community and condemn the alarming rise of violent antisemitic hate in the United States” on Monday.
Last week, U.S. House members representing South Florida championed a resolution “expressing support for COVID-19 vaccines and affirming their safety and efficacy" and “recognizes the importance of the vaccine for curbing community spread and preventing sickness and death from COVID-19 and encourages all eligible Americans to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Marco Rubio, Debbie Wasserman Schultz: U.S. Should Not Recognize Trademarks Confiscated by Cuban Regime
The proposal would “prohibit U.S. courts from recognizing, enforcing, or otherwise validating any assertion of rights by an individual of a trademark that was used in connection with a business or assets that were confiscated by the Cuban government, unless the original owner of the trademark expressly consented to the transfer of the trademark.”
"Current federal guidelines force individuals diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer to wait five months to access Social Security Disability Insurance and 24 months for Medicare benefits, leaving many without the healthcare and resources they desperately need. This commonsense bill would waive these waiting periods and allow individuals with metastatic breast cancer to have immediate access to critical support and medical care,” Castor said on Friday.
“At least half of the funding each institution receives will be distributed in the form of emergency cash assistance grants to students who are facing hunger, homelessness, and other hardship,” Wasserman Schultz’s office noted.
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., praised Israel and called for the Biden administration to do more to support that nation.
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., Al Lawson, D-Fla., and Darren Soto, D-Fla., sent a letter signed by almost 40 members of Congress to Tai on the matter.