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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Back Roger Wicker’s Call to End COVID Travel Restrictions, Mask...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., the ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, led 31 GOP senators in a letter to President Joe Biden urging the administration to...

Marco Rubio Joins Call to Congressional Leaders to Extend Telehealth Expansion

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hi., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and a group of 44 bipartisan and bicameral lawmakers in sending a letter to...

Marco Rubio, Florida Delegation Rally Behind the REEF Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the “Reusing Equipment for Environmental Fortification (REEF) Act,” which is backed by the Florida delegation in the U.S. House, in the upper chamber. U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira...

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...

Florida’s Senators Bring Back American Space Commerce Act

The senators weighed in on the bill on Tuesday. After first bringing it out a year ago, Rubio brought it back at the end of last month. 

Marco Rubio Backs Brian Schatz’s Effort to Expand Medicare’s Telehealth Services

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz’s, D-Hi, “Creating Opportunities Now for Necessary and Effective Care Technologies (CONNECT) for Health Act” which “would expand coverage of...

Marco Rubio Continues to Push to Let States Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Back in March 2019, Rubio, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and other Florida Republicans, brought back a proposal making DST permanent across the country.

Gus Bilirakis Champions Bill to Have FDA Speed Up FDA Accelerating Approval of Therapies...

Last week, Bilirakis brought out the “Speeding Therapy Access Today (STAT) Act” with U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield, D-NC, as a co-sponsor.
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Rick Scott Introduces Resolution Condemning Chinese Efforts in the South China Sea

Scott’s resolution “condemning military aggression and use of force by the Chinese Coast Guard against peaceful foreign vessels that purportedly violate the unlawful maritime sovereignty of China” was backed by U.S. Sens. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Thom Tillis, R-NC, and Roger Wicker, R-Miss.
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Florida Congressmen Bring Back the American Space Commerce Act

Back in May, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., introduced the bill with U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., as a cosponsor. Posey reintroduced the bill last week and he and Crist showcased it this week.
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Florida’s Senators Urge Pentagon to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting that the department assert its commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese provocations and to safeguard the future of freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Florida Senators Back Tim Scott’s School Choice Proposal

The proposal would expand school choice options “by permitting states that have established programs for parents of children with disabilities to use public or private funds for the cost of their children attending a private school to supplement those funds with federal special education funds" and creates more grants for the states to increase school choice.
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