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Florida Delegation Largely Backs Keeping Government Funded Through September, $900 Billion Stimulus

At almost 5,600 pages--the longest bill in congressional history--the legislation adds a temporary $300 jobless benefit, sends more than $80 billion to boost higher education and adds $284 billion for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Also included is another direct payment to Americans with individuals making up to $75,000 annually as of 2019 getting $600, couples making up to $150,000 getting $1,200 and getting $600 per dependent child.
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Marco Rubio Gets Bill Empowering State Department Do More to Fight Anti-Semitism Through Senate

At the start of last year, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to bring back the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” which would “enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world.”
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Florida Delegation Splits on Party Lines On $1.3 Trillion Appropriations Bill

The bill, which covers Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding, cleared the House on a 217-197 vote as 12 Democrats joined every Republican and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., in voting against it. 
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NDAA Clears the House With Strong Support From the Florida Delegation

The NDAA contains a 3 percent pay raise for the troops and changes the names of military bases honoring Confederate leaders, a point which has garnered the veto threat from President Donald Trump. 
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Florida Elected Officials Continue to Champion Expanding Education Focused on Holocaust, Ocoee Massacre

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill from state Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, and state Rep. Randy Fine, R-Brevard County, to mandate “a uniformed statewide Holocaust education curriculum and education on the Ocoee Election Day massacre of 1920 in Florida’s public schools”
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With Strong Support of Florida Delegation, Congress Passes Bill Expanding Holocaust Education

Back in July, U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., introduced the proposal with the backing of U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Kevin Cramer, R-ND. The bill would authorize $10 million over the next five years to expand educational efforts about the Holocaust with the director of the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in charge of the new program.
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With Strong Support From Florida Delegation, House Approves $484 Billion in Coronavirus Stimulus Funds

On Thursday, with many of its members wearing masks and with social distancing efforts in effect, the U.S. House approved another $484 billion in federal funds to help the economy during the coronavirus pandemic.
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