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Nikki Haley Stays Busy in South Florida, Backing Republican Congresswoman

After meeting with Miami Mayor Francis Suarez earlier in the year, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2024 continued to focus on South Florida this week. Through her Stand for America PAC, former U.S. Amb....

Vern Buchanan, Wasserman Schultz Continue the Fight for the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention...

This week, the two chairs of the Florida congressional delegation teamed up on a proposal to educate children on the signs of human trafficking. Noting that more than half of human trafficking victims are children,...
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Florida Delegation Honors First-Ever National Borinqueneers Day

The 65th Infantry, which mostly consisted of Puerto Ricans, was one of the most decorated units in the Korean War and its members were praised by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for their “brilliant record of heroism in battle.”

Florida Congresswoman Named to U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission

On Monday, freshman U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., announced she will serve on the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission to help plan the nation’s 250th anniversary in 2026.

Florida’s Senators Continue the Fight to Stop Drilling off the Bahamas

This is not a new issue for the Florida delegation. Back in December, U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led a letter to Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Minnis and Bahamian Environment and Housing Minister Romauld Sotario Ferreira opposing the Bahamas Petroleum Company’s (BPC) Perseverance No. 1 oil well, off the coast of The Bahamas.

Florida Delegation Continues to Champion Resolution Calling for More Diversity in the Media

Back in September 2019, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., were joined by U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR, in introducing the resolution.

Marco Rubio, Jacky Rosen Bring Back Resolution Calling for More Diversity in the Media

Back in September 2019, Rubio and Rosen were joined by U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, R-PR, in championing the resolution.

Carlos Gimenez, Deborah Ross Champion Marco Rubio’s, Elizabeth Warren’s Student Loans Payment Reform

In 2018 and again in 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to on the “Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act” which “would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working in their trained field solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments” and “would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver’s licenses solely because a borrower falls behind on their federal student loan payments.”

Maria Elvira Salazar Named to Western Hemisphere, Middle East Subcommittees

On Tuesday, Salazar promised to use her new posts to continue her efforts against the Cuban regime and to support Israel.
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Michael Waltz Continues the Fight to Have the U.S. Work With Israel on PTSD

At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced the “United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act” which his office explained when he unveiled it.
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Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up Again to Help Americans Behind on Student Loan...

In 2018 and again in 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to on the “Protecting Job Opportunities for Borrowers (Protecting JOBs) Act” which “would help to ensure borrowers are not inhibited from working in their trained field solely because they fell behind on their federal student loan payments” and “would prevent states from suspending, revoking or denying state professional, teaching, or driver’s licenses solely because a borrower falls behind on their federal student loan payments.”

Maria Elvira Salazar Named to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Salazar said she would use the post to advance freedom around the globe.
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