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Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “defending the First Amendment to the United States Constitution – the right to freely exercise one’s religion” as efforts to reduce religious service attendance continue due to the pandemic only to see a Democratic senator block it.
Supporters of the legislation insist it will “protect public servants from the rising number of people and groups that call for harassment and violence against public officials with whom they disagree.”
Senate Passes Rubio’s, Scott’s Resolution Condemning NAS Pensacola Terrorist Attack, Honoring Its Victims
The terrorist behind the December attack was a lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian Air Force who was training at NAS Pensacola. Back in May, reports emerged that the terrorist was in contact with a suspected al Qaeda operative.
Other signers of Rubio's letter included Republican U.S. Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Ted Cruz of Texas and Kelly Loeffler of Georgia.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined other Republican senators in throwing their support behind U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s, R-Ga., “Securing Our Elections Act.”
Other signers include Republican U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, Mike Lee of Utah and James Lankford of Oklahoma.
In their letter, the senators expressed their strong support for India’s decision to formally invite Australia to participate in the annual Malabar naval exercise. The letter also expresses support for increased coordination among Quad members on non-security issues including humanitarian assistance, vaccine development, and infrastructure investment in the Indo-Pacific region.
Rubio, currently serving as the acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has thrown his support behind a proposal denying visas to anyone who has spied against or stolen intellectual property from the U.S.
Last week, Scott unveiled the “Unnecessary Agency Regulations Reduction Act” which he showcased on Wednesday. The senator’s office insisted the proposal will “reduce burdensome government regulations and create more efficiency by modifying, consolidating, or repealing outdated, duplicative or unnecessary agency regulations.”
This request was made in light of recent troubling activities by social media companies, including partisan attempts to silence political speech and efforts to silence critics of the Chinese Communist Party.
Baldwin introduced the “Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Online Act” on Wednesday with Scott, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Ct., and U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., as cosponsors.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined other Republican senators on Monday in calling on the Trump administration to address the crackdown of free speech in China and in countries across four continents including Turkey, Bangladesh, Niger and Cambodia, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.