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Marco Rubio Leads Effort to Reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Rubio brought out the bill to continue the USCIRF through 2024. U.S. Sens. Chris Coons,...

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,...

Democratic-Controlled Congress May Add New Credit Card Regulations on Top of Record-High Consumer Inflation

With inflation now soaring to record highs, Florida Tax Watch is sounding the alarm on what it calls “Durbin 2.0," new federal regulation – along with its related price hikes - proposed by longtime...

Florida Delegation Backed Bill for the U.S. to Push for More Democratic Reforms in...

A proposal “to strategically align the United States’ diplomatic tools, including targeted sanctions, to advance democratic elections in Nicaragua in November 2021” backed by almost every members of the Florida delegation was sent to...

South Florida Republicans Urge Pelosi to Let House Vote on Bill Targeting Ortega Regime...

Members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill are calling on U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to bring Sen. Bob Menendez’s, D-NJ, and U.S. Rep. Albio Sires’, D-NJ, proposal “to strategically align the...

Florida’s Senators Want to Impose Sanctions on Daniel Ortega as Nicaraguan Regime Jails Opponents

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by 14 of his Senate colleagues, including Florida’s two U.S. senators, to draw attention to the Ortega regime’s...

Marco Rubio Calls on IACHR to Finish Investigation of Death of Cuban Human Rights...

Rubio joined U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Bob Menendez, D-NJ, Mark Warner, D-Va., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in urging the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to complete its investigation of Cuban human rights advocate Oswaldo Payá, who died nearly nine years ago, without further delay.

Florida Delegation Backed Bill for the U.S. to Push for More Democratic Reforms in...

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...

Florida’s Senators Want to Rename Street in Front of Cuban Embassy After Democracy Activist

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., honored the ninth anniversary of the death of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá this week by backing a bill from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz,...

Marco Rubio, Dick Durbin Urge White House Stop U.S. Airlines from Entering Belarus Airspace

The action comes as Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko forced a passenger plane, en route to Lithuania from Greece, to land in Minsk so he could detain Belarusian activist Roman Protasevich. 

Florida Delegation on Capitol Hill Want the U.S. to Push for More Democratic...

Back in March, Menendez introduced the “Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act” which “proposes new initiatives to address corruption by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s government and family, as well as human rights abuses perpetrated by Nicaraguan security forces” and “requires the U.S. government to increase sanctions coordination with Canada and the European Union, as well as bolster intelligence reporting on Russian activities in Nicaragua.” 

Marco Rubio Continues to Condemn Iran for Persecuting the Baha’i Community

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued to support a resolution “condemning Iran’s government for persecuting the 300,000 members of the Baha’i faith.” U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., introduced the resolution on Wednesday with...
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