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Rick Scott: Congress Needs to Prioritize Funds for Military, Veterans and Seniors in Debt...

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., led Republicans in pushing a proposal “to ensure the federal government prioritizes funding for our military, veterans and seniors should the federal debt ceiling be reached with...
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Al Lawson Wants Feds to Forgive Student Loans for Americans Making Less Than $100,000...

Lawson brought out the bill in the middle of last month though it has not garnered much traction in recent weeks.

Florida’s Senators Oppose Biden Administration Bringing Back Nuclear Deal With Iran

Back in February, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “expressing opposition to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and urging President Biden to work with Congress and refuse to re-join the deal without significant reform” that he introduced back in February.

Marco Rubio, GOP Senators Urge Joe Biden Not to Repeat Past Mistakes on Iran

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Pat Toomey, R-Penn., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, sent a letter to President Joe Biden outlining Republican policy on effectively addressing the challenge posed by Iran as the administration seeks to re-engage with the Iranian regime.

Marco Rubio Backs Proposal to Permanently End Congressional Earmarks

U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., introduced the proposal at the start of the week. 
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Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Want Joe Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt Up...

Backers of the proposal noted that more than 43 million Americans have $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debts.
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Continue to Champion Ted Cruz’s Congressional Term Limits Amendment

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, brought back a proposed amendment to limit congressional terms. Senators would be able to serve two six-year terms while members of the House would be able to serve three two-year terms.

Stephanie Murphy’s, Brian Fitzpatrick’s ‘Combat Online Predators Act’ Signed Into Law

“Under current law, it is a federal crime for an individual to harass or intimidate another individual, in person or online, in a way that places them in fear of physical harm or causes them significant emotional distress. The maximum criminal penalty is 5 years in prison, and 10 years in prison if the defendant causes serious physical injury to the victim or uses a dangerous weapon. The Murphy-led bill would increase the maximum penalty by 5 years, to 10 years and 15 years respectively, when the defendant is an adult and the victim is under 18 years of age,” the congresswoman’s office noted.

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Push Free Trade Agreement With Taiwan

The resolutions were introduced two weeks ago by Pennsylvania Republicans U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler. Diaz-Balart and U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, are the original co-sponsors in the House. 

House Backs Stephanie Murphy’s, Brian Fitzpatrick’s Combat Online Predators Act

"The Murphy-led bill would increase the maximum penalty by 5 years, to 10 years and 15 years respectively, when the defendant is an adult and the victim is under 18 years of age,” the congresswoman’s office noted. 

Ted Yoho Helps Gets Hong Kong Autonomy Act Through Congress

Last month, Sherman introduced the “Hong Kong Autonomy Act” with Yoho as the main cosponsor. Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize foreign interference, and ban sedition and subversion.”

Marco Rubio: Why Did Zoom Deactivate Accounts of Pro-Democracy Chinese Activists?

Other signers of the letter included U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Chris Murphy, D-Ct., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Thom Tillis, R-NC, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Pat Toomey, R-Penn. and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg.
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