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Florida’s Senators Welcome SEC Putting More Pressure on Chinese Companies

Fortune offered some of the details on what the SEC’s plans are. 

Marco Rubio Wants Info from Treasury, SBA on Auditing PPP Loans

Rubio, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, and Jovita Carranza, the administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), urging the agencies to provide the committee with information related to the loan review and forgiveness procedures that will be used to audit Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. 

Marco Rubio Urges Trump Administration To Sanction Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called on the Trump administration to impose sanctions on senior commanders of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), which has reportedly killed more than 400 people extrajudicially since 2015.

Marco Rubio Urges Trump Administration to Sanction Russia Over Poisoning of Alexei Navalny

In a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin, the senators urge for the use of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, and/or the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act to hold those involved in Navalny’s poisoning accountable, and to deter future attacks.

Marco Rubio Calls on Trump to Address Threat Posed by Chinese Mobile Application QQ

In August, Rubio announced in an op-ed that he would “introduce legislation to create a framework of standards that must be met before a high-risk, foreign-based app is allowed to operate on American telecommunications networks and devices.”
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Marco Rubio Wants CFIUS Review of the Acquisition of GNC by Harbin Pharmaceutical Group

"GNC lists among its retail operations numerous locations in and in the immediate area of U.S. military facilities, including in my home state of Florida. These installations have been the target of a variety of Chinese espionage activities. In the event of a GNC acquisition by HPGC, Chinese authorities and intelligence officials could leverage GNC military sites to gain access to those restricted locations."

Marco Rubio Urges Treasury Department be More Flexible With CARES Act Relief Funds

Other signers of the letter include U.S. Sens. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, John Barrasso, R-Wy., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Kevin Cramer, R-ND, Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., James Lankford, R-Okla., and James Risch, R-Idaho.
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Florida Republicans on Capitol Hill Urge Treasury Department to End Tax Breaks for Abortion

On Thursday, more than 100 congressional Republicans signed a letter led by U.S. Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio, to U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin calling for new regulations to...
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R.J. Lehmann: Could ‘Advance Refunding’ Solve the Phase 4 Impasse?

While Democrats prescribed $1 trillion of aid in the Phase 4 package they approved in May, Republicans initially insisted the only aid they would consider is to allow local governments discretion to use an existing $150 billion coronavirus relief fund to cover operating expenses, which initially was prohibited. GOP negotiators reportedly have since upped the offer to $200 billion of new aid.

Florida Congressmen Call on Trump Administration to Crack Down on TikTok

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Col., led the letter which included Yoho who leads Republicans on the U.S. House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. 

Rick Scott Urges Treasury Department to Make Public How State, Local Governments Spending Coronavirus...

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote to U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin requesting the agency’s plan to publicly release information on how the more than $1 trillion in state and local government funding already allocated for coronavirus response is being spent.

Florida Republicans Push Trump Administration to Sanction Chinese Officials for Xinjiang Atrocities

Signers included Florida Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott and Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, Brian Mast, Ross Spano, Michael Waltz and Ted Yoho. On the other side of the aisle, Democrats who signed the letter included U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Ed Markey of Massachusetts and U.S. Reps. Eliot Engel of New York and Brad Sherman of California.