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Michael Waltz Wants His Mineral Exploration and Innovation Bill in Next Coronavirus Relief Package

At the end of May, Waltz introduced the bill, which has 60 cosponsors–all part of the Republican minority–including U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla. and U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla.

Jimmy Patronis Backs Mitch McConnell’s Liability Protection Efforts

On Tuesday, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. to thank him for his support in championing liability protections to head off COVID-19-related lawsuits. Patronis requested McConnell provide special consideration regarding America’s 1.3 million non-profit organizations, as they will face potential liabilities related to COVID-19.
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Marco Rubio: Florida, Presidential Election Will Be Close But Donald Trump Will Prevail

Looking ahead to November, Rubio said he expected Trump, who beat him in the 2016 Republican primaries, to beat former Vice President Joe Biden despite the current polls.
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Florida Congressmen Urge OMB to Stop Sending Funds to ‘Anarchist Autonomous Zones’

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, R-NC, rounded up more than two dozen Republicans on Capitol Hill in sending a letter to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Russ Vought calling on him “to use his authority to prevent federal funding for anarchist jurisdictions and to report the amount of taxpayer dollars used to enable autonomous zones.” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., signed the letter. 

Third Party Candidates Shaping Up to be Less of a Factor in 2020 Than...

With less than five months to go until Election Day, third parties are set to be much less of a factor in the 2020 presidential contest than they were in 2016.

Marco Rubio Doubles Down on Proposal to Extend Federal Child Tax Credit to Puerto...

In March 2019, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to unveil the “Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act” which, the Florida Republican’s office insisted, “would correct a long-standing discrepancy in the federal tax code that denies Puerto Rican families with one or two children access to a tax benefit they would otherwise be entitled to had they lived on the U.S. mainland.”

Al Lawson Calls on Congress to Include Funds for College Students in Next Coronavirus...

Lawson led a letter to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, on the matter.

Al Lawson Wants Aid for Community Volunteer Fire Departments in Future Stimulus Packages

“Volunteer fire departments have been hit hard by the impact of COVID-19 and are experiencing higher-than-normal staffing losses because volunteers are concerned for their personal health and that of their families,” Lawson wrote.

Marco Rubio Tapped to Serve as Acting Chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced on Monday that he had tapped Rubio to lead the committee for the time being.

Ashley Moody Calls on Congress to Reform Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to Hold China...

Moody wrote congressional leaders urging them to amend FSIA “to increase opportunities to seek damages from China, when appropriate, for public health and economic harm.”

Frederica Wilson Wants Additional $200 Billion for Education in Next Stimulus Bill

Wilson wrote leaders from both congressional chambers, including U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the matter on Friday.

Democrats, GOP Start Focusing on Congressional Races Across Florida

With the deadline for congressional candidates in Florida to file now in the rearview mirror, both major parties are planning which U.S. House races in the Sunshine State to focus on.