Tag: government accountability office

Rick Scott, Tim Scott Want GAO to Review Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Program

Last week, U.S. Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Tim Scott, R-SC, wrote a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of the Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program, which was...

Florida Republicans Want Information on Biden’s Cataloging of Federal Employees’ Religious Beliefs

Last week, Florida Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster led 40 of their colleagues in a bicameral letter to the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) after the...

Marco Rubio, Raphael Warnock Team Up on ‘Improving Coordination for Healthy Moms Act’

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock’s, D-Ga., “Improving Coordination for Healthy Moms Act.” The bill will “strengthen the federal government’s efforts to improve maternal health outcomes...

Florida’s Senators Back Joni Ernst’s, Mark Kelly’s Bill to Take Action on Military Suicides

Last week, more than 30 members of the U.S. Senate, including Florida’s two senators, backed U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst’s, R-Iowa, and Mark Kelly’s, D-Ariz., proposal “that would require the U.S. Department of Defense to...

Marco Rubio Helps Gets Manufacturing.gov Act Through the Senate

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in after the U.S. Senate passed the “Manufacturing.gov Act” without opposition. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced the bill at the end of March with Rubio and...
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Marco Rubio Wants to Review CDC’s Data, Messaging on Masks for the Fully Vaccinated

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill which “would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) decision making and messaging surrounding its reversal on mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans.”
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Gus Bilirakis, Kathy Castor Want to Improve Federal Vehicle Safety Testing

The congressman insisted his proposal would specifically help women. 
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Florida’s Senators Urge State Department Not to Send Aid to Palestinian Authority, Hamas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., led the letter and rounded up more than 15 fellow Senate Republicans warning against “President Biden's plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. State Department into territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.”
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Marco Rubio Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter to SBA on Budget Practice

The SBA’s request is a nearly 35 percent reduction from their current congressionally authorized budget. “This new budget process stifles their ability to properly budget and ultimately limits the services SBDCs can provide to America’s entrepreneurs,” Rubio’s office claimed.

Charlie Crist Champions the Affordable Insulin for All Act

“Pinellas residents and Americans across the country are being gouged by the high cost of insulin. The current system puts excessive corporate profits over the care and well-being of patients and their families,” said Crist.
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Marco Rubio’s FEMA Reform Heads to the Senate Floor

The bill would require FEMA to use recommendations from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on advance contracts to “ensure that federal preparedness actions are coordinated to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”

Ted Yoho: Closing the Gap Between Welfare and Work

Recently,‭ ‬there have been a variety of stories in the news reflecting extensive fraud and abuse of the‭ ‬Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program‭ (‬SNAP,‭ ‬formerly known as food stamps‭)‬.‭ ‬In New Jersey alone,‭ ‬a grocery store employee admitted he took part in a‭ ‬$1.9‭ ‬million SNAP fraud scheme,‭ ‬and separately,‭ ‬a couple admitted to exchanging over‭ ‬$4.5‭ ‬million in SNAP benefits for cash across a period of four years.
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