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Marco Rubio Calls for More Respect for Nicaraguan Civil Society and Press Freedoms

In their letter, the senators expressed concern about recent actions to codify press censorship and further restrict activities of civil society and political opponents ahead of November 2021 presidential elections, including the recent passage of the so-called “Foreign Agents” Law and the Special Law on Cybercrimes.

Marco Rubio Wants Answers on Why USAGM CEO Fired Expert Staff, Network Heads

All signers of Rubio's letter are members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs that funds USAGM.

Hostage Recovery Bill Championed by Florida Delegation Heads to Donald Trump’s Desk

Last year, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., brought out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”

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.

Ted Deutch’s Bill Cracking Down on Iran, Other Nations Holding Americans Hostage Gains Momentum

Last week, the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a bill strongly supported by the Florida delegation to put more pressure on Iran for the disappearance of Robert Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in that Middle Eastern nation for almost 13 years.

Florida’s Senators, Ted Deutch Call on White House to Pressure Iran to Return Hostages

Last year, Rubio joined Democrat U.S. Sens. Chris Coons of Delaware, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Bob Menendez of New Jersey to bring out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”

New Poll Shows Marco Rubio, Rick Scott in Good Shape With Florida Voters

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has the approval of 48 percent of Florida voters while 33 percent disapprove of him and 19 percent are not sure about him. U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., has the approval of 47 percent of Florida voters while 36 percent disapprove of him and 18 percent are not sure.
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Rick Scott Backs Proposal to Cut Off Selling Crowd Control Equipment to Hong Kong

After visiting Hong Kong earlier in the month, last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal to ban exporting crowd control equipment to the Hong Kong Police Force.
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