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Marco Rubio Calls on HHS to Come Up With a Plan to Prevent Alzheimer’s...
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined more than a dozen senators from both sides of the aisle, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
Kathy Castor Brings Back the Kids Internet Design and Safety Act
At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., introduced the “Kids Internet Design and Safety (KIDS) Act.” Castor’s bill would ban “auto-play” sessions on websites and apps geared for children and young...
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.
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.
Kathy Castor Wants Info from Facebook on Plans to Develop Instagram for Children
Castor joined U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan, D-Mass., in writing Zuckerberg.
Marco Rubio Brings Back the Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act
Besides granting Hong Kong protester Priority 2 Refugee Status, the bill would also waive immigration intent for non-immigrant visas and let refugees who have their citizenship revoked by the Chinese regime stay in the U.S. The bill would end in five years.
Rick Scott Brings Back Drone Security Proposal
Back in September 2019, Scott unveiled the “American Security Drone Act” and reeled in the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who cosponsored the measure.
Rick Scott Renews Push to Crack Down on Chinese Drones
Scott cheered the Commerce Department for adding more than 75 companies, including Chinese-drone company DJI, on the Entity List for “actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States” including supporting the Chinese regime and corporate espionage.
John Rutherford Helps Pass Proposal to Have Law Enforcement Work Closer With Mental Health...
Rutherford, who rose to serve as sheriff of Duval County, said his background in law enforcement helped lead him to support the bill.
Senate Version of Joe Neguse’s, Matt Gaetz’s Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act Introduced
According to Neguse’s office, the bill “would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes.
South Florida Reps Leading Jewish Latino Congressional Caucus Back NO HATE Act
At the end of June 2019, U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., and U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Texas, brought out the resolution which “would improve reporting and expand assistance and resources for victims of hate crimes.” The bill would implement the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) and add reporting hate crimes through it.
Florida’s Senators Urge Commerce Department to Examine Chinese-Made Drones
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--signed a letter last week to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross urging him to examine the impact that importing Chinese-made drones has on national security