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A.B. Stoddard Opinion Column: Republicans Ignoring Threats at Their Peril

After Donald Trump’s Florida residence was searched with a legal warrant last week, his supporters have erupted with “unprecedented” violent threats against the FBI and the Department of Justice and, with a handful of...

Florida’s Senators Back Bill Cassidy’s Resolution Urging Biden Work With Congress Against Violent Crime

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., resolution “calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise of...

Marco Rubio, Mark Warner Call on Feds to Name a Leader to Respond to...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , the new vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, teamed up with U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the chairman of the committee, sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, National Security Agency Director General Paul Nakasone, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Acting Director Brandon Wales, urging the Unified Coordination Group to name a leader in the United States’ response to the SolarWinds cyber breach that has affected numerous federal agencies and thousands of private sector entities.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Bill Making it Tougher for Suspected Terrorists to Buy Guns

Rubio reintroduced the “Terror Intelligence Improvement Act” which, his office insisted, will “make it harder for suspected terrorists to purchase firearms” and “provide more authority for law enforcement agencies to go after suspected terrorists, while safeguarding law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment and due process rights.” The Florida Republican has pushed the proposal in recent years with little success.

Nikki Fried, FDACS Warn Floridians About COVID-19 Vaccine Scams

Joining warnings from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), FDACS is providing consumer tips and spreading the message to ensure Floridians can avoid these scams.

DOJ Praises Charlie Crist’s Task Force to Cut Down on Spam Calls

Back in January 2019, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the late Walter Jones, R-NC, to bring out the “Spam Calls Task Force Act” which will create a federal task force to cut down on spam calls. 

Ashley Moody: We Are Seeing ‘Deliberate, Brutal Attacks’ on Police Officers

Moody weighed in on the increase in line-of-duty deaths urging Floridians to support those who have sworn an oath to protect and serve. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, the nation has now lost more law enforcement officers in the line of duty in 2020, than were lost all of last year.

Marco Rubio Calls on USCIS to Ensure Eligible Immigrants are Able to Complete Citizenship...

In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), USCIS temporarily suspended in-person services in March. This pause has left eligible individuals without an opportunity to participate in naturalization ceremonies, a legal requirement for U.S. citizenship.
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Rick Scott Introduces Bill Protecting COVID-19 Vaccine Research From China

Scott’s bill “requires a thorough national security evaluation and clearance by the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of State, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation of all Chinese student visa holders taking part in activities related to COVID-19 vaccine research.”

Marco Rubio Wants Answers on HHS Funded Genetic Testing Connected to China, Russia

Earlier this year, Rubio and Grassley urged the HHS Acting Inspector General to examine potential payments made to U.S. entities with partnerships to genomics companies affiliated with the Chinese government, including WuXi and BGI.

Rick Scott: I’m Confident in the Security of Florida’s Elections

I want to be clear: the FBI verified that there was no evidence of a breach of Florida’s election records at the time voting occurred in 2018.

Marco Rubio Presses FBI Director on Election Security, Parkland Shooting

“I’m not going to ask you to comment about any specific cases, especially in this setting, matters that are highly compartmented,” Rubio said.