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Marco Rubio, Kirsten Gillibrand Team Up on the Stop Underrides Act to Improve Highway...

“The Stop Underrides Act would help prevent these terrible and all-too-often fatal truck-trailer accidents by ensuring that cars can no longer slide underneath trucks. I’m reminded of the death of Michael Higginbotham, who was killed in an underride crash in Memphis and whose parents, Randy and Laurie Higginbotham, have been urging Congress to take action on this long-overdue issue. By strengthening outdated requirements and requiring new trucks to be equipped with adequate rear, side and front guards, our bill will help save lives and avoid horrific injuries,” said Cohen.

Marco Rubio Backs White House’s Efforts to Ensure Federal Retirement Savings Not Funding Chinese...

Rubio and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, backed the decision, noting that TSP funds include “retirement assets of federal government employees, including members of the U.S. Armed Forces.”

Brian Mast Backs Proposal Reforming How Pentagon Deals With Child Abuse on Military Installations

U.S. Rep. Gilbert Cisneros introduced the “End Military-Connected Child Abuse and Neglect Act,” which supporters insist would improve how the Department of Defense tracks and responds to incidents of child abuse and neglect occurring on military installations or involving military dependents,” at the start of the month with Mast as a cosponsor.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Want to Ensure Federal Retirement Savings Not Funding Chinese Government

This week, with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, as the main cosponsor, Rubio brought out the “Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act” to ensure the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) will not send federal retirement savings to China.
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Rick Scott Backs Proposal to Cut Off Selling Crowd Control Equipment to Hong Kong

After visiting Hong Kong earlier in the month, last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal to ban exporting crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force.

Winners and Losers From the Second Part of the Democratic Presidential Debate

The second round of the Democratic presidential debates wrapped up on Wednesday night and now, with more stringent requirements to make the third debate, some of the candidates tried to claim their last moment in the spotlight.

Rick Scott Backs Permanent Authorization of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

After comedian and talk show host Jon Stewart testified on Capitol Hill last week to urge Congress to do more for the fund, Scott threw his support behind Gillibrand’s “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.”
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Brian Mast Continues His Push to Make the VA’s Motto More Inclusive

Mast and Rice noted that almost 350,000 women in the Armed Force have deployed since 9/11 and they have reeled in more than 40 cosponsors on Capitol Hill and several veterans groups behind their proposal. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Champion Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

Rubio has also been active on against anti-Semitism, pushing the U.S. State Department to do more to battle it across the globe.

Joe Biden Starts the Democratic Primaries as the Odds On Favorite

“Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Beto O'Rourke have all taken turns as the odds favorite for the Democratic nominee, but the biggest mover on the board has been Mayor Pete Buttigieg". SportsBetting.ag noted on Thursday.

Marco Rubio Calls for Constitutional Amendment to Stop Packing Justices on the Supreme Court

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has floated the idea of a future president pushing to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current composition of nine justices.
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Donald Trump’s Underwater in Florida Poll But Most of 2020 Democrats Not in Good...

Quinnipiac University released a poll on Thursday showing 51 percent of Florida voters say they will definitely not vote for Trump in 2020 while 31 percent definitely will voting for him and 14 percent will consider voting for the president.
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