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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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
“I’m not going to ask you to comment about any specific cases, especially in this setting, matters that are highly compartmented,” Rubio said.
“According to the report, at least one Florida county was breached during the 2016 election,” said Waltz.
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