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Rick Scott Backs John Cornyn’s Taiwan Partnership Act

The bill would lead to more exchanges between officers and defense officials of the two nations while expanding their work on defense and humanitarian and relief operations. 

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 Wants More Mapping of Urban Flooding to Help Limit Damage

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., introduced the “Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act” with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill.
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Marco Rubio Backs Recognizing Military Service in Public Service Loan Forgiveness Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan’s, D-NH, proposal to “expedite student loan forgiveness for service members.” On Thursday, Hassan introduced the “Recognizing Military Service in Public...
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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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Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio Want National Day of Remembrance to Honor Beirut Bombing Victims

“This fateful day in 1983 marks the deadliest day for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima. Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah killed 220 Marines, along with 21 other service members across our Armed Forces,” Cotton said. “Our resolution makes certain that our nation remembers their sacrifice on the anniversary of their tragic deaths.”
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Mike Pence Gets a Boost in New Florida Poll

Mason Dixon released a poll of likely Florida voters this week which shows Pence in solid shape in the Sunshine State. Pence is well known in Florida with 39 percent seeing him as favorable, 37 percent as unfavorable and 23 percent are neutral about him. That’s far better than Trump who is seen as unfavorable by 51 percent, favorable by 41 percent and 8 percent are neutral about him.

Marco Rubio Backs Donald Trump on South China Sea Policy

Beijing has continually sought to extend its dominance over the region, including setting up an air defense zone in the sea and putting up several structures with war-making capabilities on an archipelago in the South China Sea.
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Marco Rubio Backs Proposal to Expand AmeriCorps to Help the Nation Recover From Coronavirus...

The bill “would double the number of AmeriCorps positions available this year to 150,000 and provide a total of 600,000 service opportunities nationwide over the next three years to unemployed youth and others looking to assist their communities” and the “positions could support a variety of response and recovery efforts based on community needs, including expanding food pantry capacity, mentoring and tutoring at-risk students, bridging health inequities by expanding access to COVID-19 screening and testing, and more. 

Alcee Hastings’ Proposal Ending ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’ on DOD Forms Clears...

“Offensive terms appearing in other DoD documents include skin color descriptions such as ‘Yellow’ for Asian Americans and ‘Red’ for Native Americans. This is quite simply unacceptable, and my legislation will see that it is fixed,” Hastings added.

Alcee Hastings Wants to Change DOD Forms to End ‘Racially or Ethnically Insensitive Terminology’

“Senator Duckworth and I introduced bicameral legislation requiring DOD to review its in-use forms and make any necessary updates to ensure that no racially or ethnically insensitive terminology is in use,” said Hastings.

Stephanie Murphy Stays on West Point’s Board of Visitors

“West Point is renowned for ensuring every cadet receives strong discipline, invaluable leadership skills, and a world-class education,” said Murphy. “It is a privilege to once again have a role in helping develop future leaders of character."
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