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Darren Soto Wants National Register of Historic Places to Honor Baseball Legend Roberto Clemente

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., is championing a resolution “which urges the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to recognize the historical significance of Roberto Clemente’s place of death near Piñones in Loíza, Puerto Rico,...

Marco Rubio Cheers Transparency Bill for Puerto Rico Gaining Traction on Capitol Hill

Last week, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee passed the “Puerto Rico Recovery Accurate in Disclosures Act” (PRRADA) with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., applauding the bill as it gains momentum. “This bipartisan...
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Florida’s Senators Champion Resolution Honoring San Juan’s 500th Anniversary

At the end of last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Rick Scott and Marco Rubio--announced they were going to introduce a resolution to honor the 500th anniversary of the founding of San Juan, the...

Val Demings Meets with Central Florida Puerto Rican Business Leaders

Last week, U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., held a roundtable conversation with Central Florida Puerto Rican business leaders. The event, which has hosted at Achilles Art Café, included a presentation by J. “Malcolm” Richards, the...

Dr.‭ ‬Miriam Ramírez: Dan Webster Should Support the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act

Florida is home to more than 1 million Puerto Rican residents,‭ ‬the second largest of any state.‭ Many have come to the state in search of better economic opportunities that can be provided stateside,‭ ‬in...
Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Push Medicaid Expansion

Darren Soto, Gus Bilirakis Propose Extending Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico, Territories

Unlike the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico is not automatically included in the Medicaid budget, ensuring Congress needs to vote on its Medicaid funds. Currently, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid is funded through the start of October. 

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Urge Senate Find Solution for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid

Without congressional action, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program will lose 90 percent of its federal funding on September 30, 2021.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Medical Manufacturing, Economic Development, and Sustainability Act

The bill “encourages companies currently producing medical and pharmaceutical equipment abroad to relocate to the U.S.” and “would also enact a tax credit of federal income tax liability for wages and eligible pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in economically distressed zones, including Puerto Rico.”
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Florida Delegation Wants Sunshine State to Get Its Share of Funds to Teach English...

In 2019, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.. paired up on the “ELEVATE ACT,” a bill “to ensure that states like Florida and Connecticut receive their fair share of federal funding to provide English-language instruction to K-12 students.
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Florida Delegation Honors First-Ever National Borinqueneers Day

The 65th Infantry, which mostly consisted of Puerto Ricans, was one of the most decorated units in the Korean War and its members were praised by Gen. Douglas MacArthur for their “brilliant record of heroism in battle.”

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal for Federal Wage Subsidy for Puerto Rico

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought back the “Economic Mobility for Productive Livelihoods and Expanding Opportunity Act” (EMPLEO Act) which he says will offer a pay raise for Puerto Rico residents

Stephanie Murphy: Voters of Puerto Rico Have Spoken and They Want to be a...

This week, Murphy took to the House floor to weigh in on the recent referendum in Puerto Rico on statehood.