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Darren Soto Helps Amend Federal Minibus to Boost Supply Chains During Coronavirus Pandemic

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., to successfully amend the $259.5 billion package with funds for the U.S. State, Interior, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Departments as well as other federal agencies, to help bolster supply chains as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Want to Know More About How America Relies on Other...

“More than a year ago, I warned that our nation has critical vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in key sectors of our economy, including in pharmaceuticals, as a result of decades of lost industrial capacity to China,” Rubio said.

Mario Diaz-Balart, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Cunningham Call for More Awareness of Plasma Donation Program

The convalescent plasma therapy program involves giving patients with coronavirus an infusion of antibody-rich plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19. People who've recovered from COVID-19 -- such Klobuchar’s husband, John Bessler -- have antibodies to the disease in their blood, which may help fight the virus.
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Michael Waltz Named to House GOP’s China Task Force

Winning an open seat in 2018, Waltz is the first Green Beret to serve in Congress. He sits on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. McCarthy stressed Waltz’s background when he named him to the task force on Thursday.

Florida Senators Vote for $2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Bill to Help Economy With Coronavirus...

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion federal stimulus package to support the economy which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.
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Marco Rubio, Michael Waltz Want to Reduce American Dependence on China for Pharmaceuticals

Rubio and Waltz are championing the “Strengthening America’s Supply Chain and National Security Act.”  The bill would have the U.S. Defense Department study how dependent it is on foreign drugs and determine if it represents a security threat. The bill would also have drugmakers to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with information on how dependent they are on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from other countries.
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Charlie Crist Urges Nancy Pelosi to Back Paid Sick Leave, Medicaid Expansion in Coronavirus...

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. sent a letter to U.S. House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Mary., suggesting additional provisions to bolster the upcoming coronavirus response package.
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Gus Bilirakis Backs Preventing Drug Shortages Act as FDA Warns About Impact of Coronavirus

With the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning about drug shortages due to coronavirus impacting China, a congressman from the Sunshine State is backing U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’, D-Calif., “Preventing Drug Shortages Act.”
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Marco Rubio Asks HHS Secretary About Coronavirus, U.S. Dependence on China for Pharmaceutical Ingredients

In his exchange with Azar, Rubio focused on how around 80 percent of American active pharmaceutical ingredients come from China.
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Marco Rubio Backs Permanent Federal Fund to Deal With Public Health Emergencies Like Coronavirus

With worries about the impact of coronavirus on the rise, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is backing a proposal to create a permanent fund “to enable quick and effective responses to future public health emergencies.”

Rick Scott: FDA Should Confirm Pharmaceutical Imports from Communist China are Safe Amid Coronavirus

I want to commend you for protecting FDA employees and pulling them out of harm’s way. Although there are reports the virus has infected more than 60,000 people globally, I do not trust Communist China to coordinate in a transparent and efficient manner when it comes to combatting the threat of the virus.

Marco Rubio, Chris Murphy Want to Make Sure FDA is Ready for the Coronavirus...

Last week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. and Chris Murphy, D-Ct. urged Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn to guarantee the FDA has the necessary tools to guarantee the safety and supply of pharmaceuticals, food, and medical supplies being imported from China in light of the growing epidemic of the novel coronavirus.
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