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Since taking office almost two years ago, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has grown increasingly powerful.
Last week, almost 20 members of Congress, including members of the Florida delegation, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting that he follow through with efforts to study the toxic exposure of almost 10,000 military personnel previously stationed at Karshi Khanabad (K2) Air Base in Uzbekistan.
Salazar joined U.S. Reps. Mark Green, R-Tenn., and August Pfluger, R-Tex., in sending a letter to Biden “calling on him to implement a Cuba policy that holds the regime accountable for its human rights abuses and support for authoritarian regimes in the region” and to “take the steps necessary to restrict the flow of U.S. dollars to the Cuban military, maintain designations that hold the regime accountable for its support for global terrorism and continue support for democracy on the island.” They also expressed “grave concern about the threat Cuba’s communist dictatorship poses to the national security of the United States and the stability of the Western Hemisphere.”
Scott cheered the Commerce Department for adding more than 75 companies, including Chinese-drone company DJI, on the Entity List for “actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States” including supporting the Chinese regime and corporate espionage.
U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., continues to focus on TRICARE benefits for members of the National Guard and the Reserve.
This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in sending a letter to U.S. State Sec. Mike Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green, asking them to ensure that the administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020.
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott’s, R-Fla., proposal to ensure the federal government doesn’t buy drones from countries considered national security threats–including China and Iran--is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
Spano stressed the important role veterans play in Central Florida and talked about his efforts to help them on Capitol Hill.
Three members of the South Florida congressional delegation who sit on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee are calling on the federal government to do more to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian.
On Thursday, Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott---doubled down on their efforts to help the Bahamas which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in recent days.
Hastings, who was named senior whip by U.S. House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-SC, last week, reached out to USAID Administrator Mark Green on the matter.