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Marco Rubio Wants to Extend CARES Act Section for Federal Contractors
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is co-sponsoring the proposal.
Marco Rubio Tapped to Serve as Vice Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee
Rubio announced on Tuesday that the Senate Republican Conference approved him to be the vice chairman of the committee where he will serve U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., the new chairman.
Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposed Amendment to Keep Supreme Court at Nine Justices
Rubio first introduced the proposed amendment at the end of March 2019.
Florida Delegation Reacts as Joe Biden Takes Over as President
While former President Donald Trump left Washington early on Wednesday morning, some Republicans--including former President George W. Bush, former Vice Presidents Dan Quayle and Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who went from Senate majority leader to minority leader on Wednesday--attended the inauguration. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., was on hand for the inauguration.
Trump Allies Remain in Charge of Florida GOP
After a pro-Trump violent mob stormed the Capitol two weeks ago, leading to the deaths of five people including a Capitol police officer, the departing president’s standing has declined in the polls. With the U.S. House having impeached Trump for a second time, the Republican ranks on Capitol Hill are cracking though probably not enough to convict him in a trial in the U.S. Senate.
Rick Scott Backs Tom Cotton’s Public Servant Protection Act
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.”
Florida’s Senators Mull Over Bipartisan Proposal for $908 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus
Rubio, who leads the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, thanked the backers of the proposal but noted that it provides less than $300 billion for small businesses, including another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and more funds for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).
With 2024 in Mind, Rick Scott Looks to Lead the NRSC
Currently, Scott is the only Republican senator to declare for the post which would have him oversee GOP efforts in the 2022 Senate races.
Barney Bishop: What Can We Discern from the 2020 Election?
Election Day has come and gone and now we can focus on the lessons and results other than the presidential race which is still too close to call.
James Wallner: Road to the Supreme Court Runs Through Capitol Hill
When President Trump officially nominates someone to replace Justice Ginsburg, senators will eventually consider his nominee pursuant to the Senate’s rules and precedents. Those rules and precedents structure how the confirmation process for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will unfold inside the Senate by, for example, stipulating that the Judiciary Committee must consider the nomination before the full Senate debates the nominee, and by creating a discharge process if the committee refuses to act on the nomination.
Ashley Moody Calls on Congress to Expand Funding for Crime Victims
“The recommendations will stabilize the fund’s finances and provide more flexibility to grantees who are providing services to victims and their families,” Moody’s office insisted.
Marco Rubio: Democrats Don’t Want a Deal on Coronavirus Relief
“Ultimately the best thing for the country is to be able to pass a compromise like we did the first couple of times. This time, I guess it is too close to the election, and they’ve decided that they’re better off by doing nothing at all. I disagree, and I think the voters are going to disagree,” Rubio told the media.