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Charlie Crist Gets Some GOP Support for Guardians Aren’t Above Prosecution Act

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is getting some Republican support for his “Guardians Aren’t Above Prosecution (GAAP) Act.” Crist introduced the bill, saying it “fills a gap in the guardianship prosecutorial system by clarifying that...

Congress Sends Bill Helping Victims of Havana Syndrome to Joe Biden’s Desk

A proposal championed by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helping federal employees stationed abroad who suffer brain injuries due to targeted energy attacks cleared Congress and is now headed to President Joe Biden’s desk. U.S....

Lois Frankel Wants Statues of Sandra Day O’Connor, Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Capitol

“Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O’Connor broke rock-hard barriers becoming the first women to sit on the Supreme Court and proved that women belong anywhere decisions are being made,” said Frankel. “Celebrating their careers with statues in their honor will inspire millions of visitors from around the world that pass through our Capitol.”
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Marco Rubio Urges Senate to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Rubio was joined by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Mike Rounds, R-SD, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-SD, in sending a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee  Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., urging them to support Israel’s emergency request of “$1 billion in security assistance in order to replenish and prepare its Iron Dome missile defense system for a future conflict.” 

Florida Congresswoman Wants to Reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise

Last week, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-NY, introduced the “Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise Act” with Salazar, U.S. Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-Penn., and U.S. Rep. Young Kim, R-Calif., as co-sponsors. The bill “would reauthorize the Interagency Committee on Women’s Business Enterprise (ICWBE), a U.S. government entity charged with coordinating federal resources to help women-owned businesses grow and succeed.”
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Marco Rubio Continues the Fight to Reauthorize SBA’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation Pilot Program

“The legislation would reauthorize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Pilot Program to give small businesses the opportunity to take out low-interest loans for the purpose of proactively implementing mitigation measures to protect their property from future disaster related damage,” Rubio’s office noted.
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Marco Rubio: DOJ Should Not Offer Amnesty to Researchers Who Did Not Disclose Foreign...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Todd Young of Indiana to send a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a detailed briefing on the reported U.S. Department of Justice’s amnesty program, which would allow U.S. academics to disclose past foreign funding without fear of prosecution for their disclosures.

Ashley Moody, State Attorneys General Push Congress to Reauthorize National Threat Assessment Center

On Monday, Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody called on Congress to pass the “EAGLES Act” to reauthorize the Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) and have it do more with school safety. The proposal...
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Ted Deutch, Vern Buchanan Get Seniors Fraud Prevention Act Through the House

Estimates show that fraud against senior citizens can cost more than $40 billion a year.
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Marco Rubio, Mark Warner Call on White House to Back 5G Alternatives to Chinese-Made...

The senators urged Biden to include at least $1.5 billion each for two funds established by Congress to encourage the adoption of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) equipment, which would allow additional vendors to enter the 5G market and compete with manufacturers like Huawei, which is heavily subsidized by the Chinese government.
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Marco Rubio Brings Out Bill to Extend PPP Applications Until the End of June

Rubio reeled in a dozen Republican co-sponsors for the bill which would also “prohibit the Small Business Administration (SBA) from setting priorities for processing the applications of some entities over others except for priorities reasonably necessary to carry out the set-asides created by Congress in the December 2020 COVID-19 relief bill.”
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Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Champion ‘NICS Denial Notification Act’ on Capitol Hil

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced the U.S. Senate version this week with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Susan Collins, R-Maine, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-WV.
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