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Darren Soto Calls for House to Pass the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act

Last week in a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., spoke in support of his legislation with U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González Colón, R-PR, the “Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act.” Below...

Members of the Florida Delegation Push House Leadership to Extend Aviation Tax Holiday

The representatives want “aviation excise taxes be suspended until the end of 2021 or until airline passenger traffic returns to 75 percent of its 2019 levels, citing current airlines passenger levels of only 25 percent compared to pre-pandemic levels.”

Marco Rubio Introduces Medical Manufacturing, Economic Development, and Sustainability Act

The bill “encourages companies currently producing medical and pharmaceutical equipment abroad to relocate to the U.S.” and “would also enact a tax credit of federal income tax liability for wages and eligible pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in economically distressed zones, including Puerto Rico.”

Marco Rubio Doubles Down on Proposal to Extend Federal Child Tax Credit to Puerto...

In March 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to unveil the “Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act” which, the Florida Republican’s office insisted, “would correct a long-standing discrepancy in the federal tax code that denies Puerto Rican families with one or two children access to a tax benefit they would otherwise be entitled to had they lived on the U.S. mainland.”

Florida Delegation Urges Equitable Distribution of CARES Act Hospital Funding

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriated $100 billion for the PHSSE, of which $30 billion has been distributed to providers based on the Medicare Fee for Service (FFS) payments.

Rick Scott Visits Puerto Rico to See How Island is Recovering From Earthquakes

“As governor, I traveled to Puerto Rico regularly and did everything I could to help the island recover after Hurricane Maria,” Scott said. “As senator, I have vowed to be the voice for Puerto Rico in the Senate, and will continue to fight for our brothers and sisters on the island.

Marco Rubio. Val Demings Want More Diversity in the Media

This week, two members of the Florida delegation--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla.--teamed up on a resolution “calling for increased diversity in American media.”

Marco Rubio Goes to Bat for Ron DeSantis

On Tuesday morning, the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) released two Spanish language TV ads featuring Rubio praising DeSantis.