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Marco Rubio Gets FEMA Contracts Reform Bill Through Congress

Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April 2019, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”

Democrats in the Florida Delegation Push for Stimulus Funds for Restaurants

Several Democrats in the Florida delegation are calling for congressional leadership to back funds for independent and small restaurants as part of any final COVID-19 stimulus deal.

Marco Rubio, Brian Mast Urge DOJ to Make Al Jazeera Register as a Foreign...

In their letter to DOJ, the lawmakers noted examples of Al Jazeera’s activities that align closely with the priorities of the Qatari government. The letter also notes that other foreign state-owned media organizations with similar fact patterns and reach into the United States have recently been required to register as foreign agents.
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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.
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Senate Passes Marco Rubio’s FEMA Contracts Reform Bill

Pairing up with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., back at the start of April, Rubio introduced the “Federal Advance Contracts Enhancement (FACE) Act” which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure more effective use and management of its advance contracts for goods and services” and “requires federal preparedness actions to be coordinated with states and localities to prevent gaps in recovery efforts from occurring.”

Donna Shalala Wants to Help Students Impacted When For-Profit Colleges Shut Down

Shalala's bill would ensure accreditors “respond to complaints, monitor and assess an institution’s records of student complaints, and submit such complaints to the Secretary and state agency as appropriate” and makes them “review teach-out plans and agreements when they see signs of a potential school closure.”
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Ron DeSantis: Florida Plans to Add More Charging Stations for Electric Cars

“As electric cars become more prevalent on our roads and highways, the development of these charging stations is essential to the success of our ever-evolving transportation system,” said DeSantis.
Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

Darren Soto: American Citizens in Puerto Rico, Territories Should Have Equal Access to Medicaid

Soto’s “Territories Health Care Improvement Act" would increase the limit on Medicaid payments and the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage for Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands.
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Florida Congresswoman Wants DHS to Crack Down on Deepfake Technology

This week, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., paired with several members of the U.S. House to bring out a proposal having the U.S. Homeland Security Department examine and report on digital forgery--“deepfake”--technology.
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Frederica Wilson Takes Over House Subcommittee Focused on Pensions

Wilson led a hearing entitled  “The Cost of Inaction: Why Congress Must Address the Multiemployer Pension Crisis” which showed “what’s at stake if 100-plus multiemployer pension plans are allowed to fail and the adverse effect that will have on more than one million retirees, hundreds of thousands of workers enrolled in the plans, and businesses in states across the nation.”
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Brian Mast Joins Democrats in Pushing for Universal Background Checks on All Gun Sales

This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., unveiled the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” which has more than 150 cosponsors including U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla.
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