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At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., announced he would be the main co-sponsor of U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s, D-NJ, proposal offering “targeted investments in local police departments and ensure...
In recent years, Rutherford, the former sheriff of Duval County, has been championing the “Protect and Serve Act” with U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., as the main cosponsor. According to Rutherford’s office, the bill “would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence.”
The two co-chairs of the caucus--U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ, and Tom Reed, R-NY, weighed on what they hope to accompany over the next two years.
Rubio, who leads the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, thanked the backers of the proposal but noted that it provides less than $300 billion for small businesses, including another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and more funds for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
Although the bill still has to face the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, forty members have lined up as cosponsors.
Mast paired up with the two leaders of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee to introduce the “Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act" which “imposes sanctions on foreign persons, agencies and governments that assist Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad or their affiliates.”