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Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Small Businesses Have Done During the Pandemic

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “The Backbone of the Economy: How Small Businesses in Florida Have Fared During the Pandemic.” The briefing outlines how Florida’s 2.7 million small businesses – which employ 3.5 million employees or roughly 41.7 percent of the private workforce – have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, Byron Donalds Sound the Alarm on PPP Funds Going to...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, introduced the “Protecting Funding for Women’s Healthcare Act” which would “prevent any taxpayer dollars from going to the nation’s single largest provider of abortions, as the Biden administration looks to reverse a rule that prevents Title X funds from going to abortion providers.”

Marco Rubio Wants SBA to Provide Small Businesses Flexibility Over Eligibility for COVID-19 Relief...

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to Isabelle Guzman, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging the SBA to provide flexibility to small businesses with multiple locations when assessing their eligibility for COVID-19 relief programs administered by the SBA.

Rick Scott Calls on SBA Administrator to Fight Fraud in PPP to Help Small...

This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman asking for her plan to prevent waste and abuse in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) while ensuring small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic are getting the help they need.

Center for Effective Lawmaking Names Marco Rubio Most Effective Republican Senator

CEL also ranked Rubio as the top-performing Republican in the areas of Civil Rights, International Affairs, and Trade.

Marco Rubio Brings Out Bill to Extend PPP Applications Until the End of June

Rubio reeled in a dozen Republican co-sponsors for the bill which would also “prohibit the Small Business Administration (SBA) from setting priorities for processing the applications of some entities over others except for priorities reasonably necessary to carry out the set-asides created by Congress in the December 2020 COVID-19 relief bill.”

Greg Steube Offers COVID-19, Agriculture Update to Avon Park Chamber of Commerce

During the discussion, Steube announced that the 17th Congressional District has received 17,814 awards totaling $122 million in pandemic response funding and 10,849 awards in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding that total about $700 million.

Charlie Crist Calls on IRS to Move Back Tax Deadline Until July 15th

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles Rettig calling on the IRS to push back the deadline for filing 2020 taxes until July 15th.

Marco Rubio Showcases Mid-Term Record in New Report

A non-partisan analysis produced by GovTrack ranked Rubio as the second top leader compared to all senators in 2020. The same analysis found he was the second top leader in 2019, the fourth top leader in 2018, and the fifth top leader in 2017.  
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Maria Elvira Salazar Goes to Bat for Craft Beverage Producers, Wants to Reform PPP

The bill would reform the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to include craft beverage production companies by giving them the same benefits that small restaurants and bars have.

Travel Forecast Offers Troubling Numbers for Florida

Leaders of the industry, like Roger Dow, the CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, are trying to stay positive despite the bad news.

Marco Rubio: Time for Congress to Get More Stimulus Checks Out

The House will likely want a large bill with many provisions. Rubio sent out a warning that this will not fly for Republicans in the Senate.