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Rick Scott, Marco Rubio: Senate Hearing on Afghanistan Withdrawal Needs to Be Public

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., led 17 of his Republican colleagues in the U.S. Senate on a letter U.S. Sens. Jack Reed, D-RI, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairmen of the Senate...
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Florida’s Senators Warn Lloyd Austin Not to Have DOD Harass Service Members That Oppose...

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined 10 other Republicans in the U.S. Senate this week in sending a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin expressing their concern that the U.S....
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Florida’s Senators Want to Know What Happened to Military Equipment Left Behind in Afghanistan

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined more than 20 other Senate Republicans on Wednesday in sending a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin demanding a full account of U.S. military...
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Marco Rubio Urges Lloyd Austin to Stand Up to China in Southeast Asia

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, ahead of his trip to Southeast Asia, to promote freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and...
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Marco Rubio Urges Lloyd Austin to Stand Up to China in Southeast Asia

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, ahead of his trip to Southeast Asia, to promote freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and encourage our partner nations to engage in multilateral military activities with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and Taiwan.
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Stephanie Murphy, Michael Waltz Want More Help from the Pentagon for Florida National Guard

This week, two members of the Florida delegation on Capitol--U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Michael Waltz, R-Fla.--helped lead a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, calling on more support for the Florida,...
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Marco Rubio, Florida GOP Reps Call on Pentagon to Establish Rare Earth Metallurgical Cooperative

This week, members of the Florida delegation signed a letter from U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-WV., in sending U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin urging him to work with President Joe Biden to establish a...
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Brian Mast Wants Answers From Biden Administration On Rolling to Remember Memorial Day Event

In March, the Pentagon's Special Event Team initially sent AMVETS approval to use the Pentagon parking lot for their annual Rolling To Remember Memorial Day event only to revoke that approval a week later, citing a "routing error" and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Kat Cammack, Val Demings Lead Delegation in Calling on the Pentagon for More Funds...

The letter describes how the Florida National Guard's deployment to aid with Florida's pandemic response and vaccine rollout has supported the statewide delivery of vaccines and food distribution, ensuring more than five million Floridians have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to date.
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Florida’s Senators Urge Pentagon to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting that the department assert its commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese provocations and to safeguard the future of freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.
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Rick Scott Warns New Defense Secretary About China

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin congratulating him on his confirmation and outlining his expectations for the agency to advance the military interests of the nation and support military personnel.
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