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Rick Scott Looks to Protect Taiwan From Chinese Military Threats
Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., brought back the “Taiwan Invasion Prevention Act” in the upper chamber of Capitol Hill.
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.
Michael Waltz Continues the Fight to Have the U.S. Work With Israel on PTSD
At the start of last year, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, introduced the “United States-Israel PTSD Collaborative Research Act” which his office explained when he unveiled it.
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.
Kat Cammack Will Serve on House Agriculture, Homeland Security Committees
First elected to Congress in November after Yoho retired, Cammack represents parts of North Florida ranging from Clay County outside of Jacksonville to Gainesville and the northern part of Marion County.
Most of the Florida Delegation Vote to Overturn Trump’s Veto of the NDAA
Trump vetoed the NDAA as it did not repeal Section 230 which protects internet companies from being sued over what is posted on their websites, either by them or by other parties. The president also vetoed the NDAA for renaming military bases honoring Confederate leaders.
Florida Delegation Largely Backs Keeping Government Funded Through September, $900 Billion Stimulus
At almost 5,600 pages--the longest bill in congressional history--the legislation adds a temporary $300 jobless benefit, sends more than $80 billion to boost higher education and adds $284 billion for another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Also included is another direct payment to Americans with individuals making up to $75,000 annually as of 2019 getting $600, couples making up to $150,000 getting $1,200 and getting $600 per dependent child.
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.
Three Incoming GOP Members of Florida Delegation Want Nancy Pelosi to Investigate 2020 Elections
U.S. Rep. Kat Cammack rounded up more than two dozen Republicans who were elected to the House for the first time last month. Two other Republicans from the Sunshine State--incoming U.S. Reps. Byron Donalds and Scott Franklin--also signed the letter.
With Donald Trump Threatening a Veto, Florida Republicans Divide Over the NDAA
Trump has said he will veto the NDAA unless it repeals Section 230 which protects internet companies from being sued over what is posted on their websites, either by them or by orther parties. The president has also criticized the NDAA for renaming military bases honoring Confederate leaders.
Cuban Regime Frees Silverio Portal Contreras After Florida Delegation Rallied for His Release
Back in October, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., introduced the resolution and rounded up almost a dozen members of the Florida delegation behind it.
Florida Delegation Ramps Up Push to Have Space Force Based at Cape Canaveral
Other finalists include Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska, Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, Port San Antonio in Texas and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, according to the Air Force. A decision is expected early next year.