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Greg Steube Presses Antony Blinken on Biden Administration’s Policies With Hamas and Iran

“America’s foreign policy strategy must fully defend our allies and support stability in the Middle East,” Steube said. “Without being able to ensure that U.S. assistance to Gaza or the Palestinian Authority will not be used to fund global terrorism or get funneled to our adversaries in Iran, the Biden Administration is recklessly trying to abandon our Israeli allies and risking all Americans’ security.”
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Rick Scott Champions the Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Stop Taxpayer Funding of Hamas Act” to “ensure no American taxpayer dollars with be authorized to the territory of Gaza until the president certifies to Congress that these funds can be spent without benefitting terrorist organizations.”

Florida Republican Congressman Condemns Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Holocaust Comments

“I share the sentiment of many of my colleagues that the mask mandate in the House chamber is unfounded and un-scientific. As a fully vaccinated individual, and with most members of Congress having received both doses, it is entirely safe for us to do the people’s work without masks. That argument can be, and must be, made without egregiously drawing comparisons to the worst form of genocide in history,” Gimenez added. 
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Marco Rubio: U.S. Needs to Help Israel Resupply Iron Dome Quickly

Rubio backed U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty’s, R-Tenn., “Emergency Resupply for Iron Dome Act” which would “authorize the Executive Branch to redirect U.S. foreign assistance to help Israel replenish its highly-effective missile defense interceptors.” 

Ted Deutch Calls Out Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Antisemitic Comments

“They are murderers, to the point that they kill children who are five or six years old. They are murderers, to the point they drag women on the ground to their death and they are murderers, to the point they kill old people,” Erdogan said. “ They only are satisfied by sucking their blood.”

Carlos Gimenez Offers Resolution Backing Israel Against Hamas

Gimenez‘s resolution also included recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Urge Joe Biden to End Negotiations With Iran

On Wednesday, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., joined more than 40 other Republicans in the U.S. Senate in sending a letter to President Joe Biden, calling on him to immediately end negotiations with Iran, and make clear that sanctions relief will not be provided, especially as that nation continues to support Hamas which is continuing to launch terrorist attacks against Israel.

Florida Delegation Stands With Israel Against Hamas Terrorism

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., praised Israel and called for the Biden administration to do more to support that nation. 

Florida’s Senators Oppose Biden Administration’s Push to Rejoin UN Human Rights Council

U.S. Sec. of State Henry Blinken weighed in on Monday on why the administration wanted the U.S. to rejoin the council.

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.

Ted Deutch Keeps the Gavel on House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-NY, the new chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced his picks to lead the subcommittees last week and retained Deutch.

Mario Diaz-Balart Plans to Use Appropriations Assignments to Help Israel, Take Aim at Cuban,...

Earlier in January, Diaz-Balart announced he was staying on as the top Republicans on the U.S. House Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee. Last week, he said he was going to serve on the U.S. House Defense and the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittees.
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