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Florida Republicans Divide as House Passes Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act

This week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat's, D-NY, “Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Authorization Act.” The bill authorizes almost $75 million a year for the next five years “to improve security cooperation with...

Florida Delegation Wants Space Force’s STARCOM Located at Cape Canaveral

The Florida congressional delegation, led by U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., and U.S. Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Air Force Sec. Frank...

Michael Waltz Asks Treasury if Forbes Acquisition by CCP Linked Company is Under CFIUS...

This week, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen asking if the ongoing acquisition of Forbes Global Media Holdings (Forbes) by a China-based special purchase acquisition company...

Rick Scott, Scott Franklin, Michael Waltz Call for 5 Percent Increase in Defense Spending

On Wednesday, 40 Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services urged President Joe Biden to include a 5 percent increase above inflation for the defense spending in his fiscal year 2023...

Scott Franklin: State Department Should Keep Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Terrorist List

This week, U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Fla., led a letter calling on U.S. Sec. of State Antony Blinken to continue placing Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) on the designated list of Foreign Terrorist...

Florida Republicans Urge NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to Stand Up Against Communist China

Republican members of the Florida delegation led by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., sent a letter to National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver urging him to condemn...

Florida Republicans on Capitol Hill Divide on $1.5 Trillion Spending Package

This week, the U.S. House passed a package of government funding bills totaling around $1.5 trillion. The package funds the federal government through September. While the package represents a win for Democrats in charge of...

Rick Scott Wants to Sanction China if it Takes Action Against Taiwan

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Deterring Communist Chinese Aggression Against Taiwan Through Financial Sanctions Act,” a bill “which would impose devastating financial sanctions on the Chinese government if Communist China...

Florida Congressmen Want to Protect Personal Information of Servicemembers, Foreign Service Officers

Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., brought back his proposal to “protect the personal information of servicemembers and foreign service officers while traveling back from overseas assignments.” Crist re-introduced the “Moving Americans Privacy Protection...

Florida Republicans Back Mike Gallagher’s Genocide Games Act

With the Winter Olympics continuing in China, six Republicans in the Florida delegation are backing U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher’s “Genocide Games Act.” The bill “would impose Global Magnitsky sanctions on IOC officials if athletes, fans,...

Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation Push Blockchain Solutions for Small Business Act

Members of the Florida delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., are pushing the “Blockchain Solutions for Small Businesses Act.” Salazar introduced the bill “to improve the Small Business Administration's (SBA) operational efficiency...

Rick Scott Takes Up Michael Waltz’s Bill to Remove Tax-Exempt Status from International Olympic...

Last month, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., introduced a proposal to change the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and remove the International Olympic Committee (IOC) of its tax-exempt status and now U.S. Sen. Rick...
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