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Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Senators Oppose Taking FARC Off Lists of Foreign Terrorists

Last week, Republican officials from Florida called upon the Biden administration to keep the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on the U.S. State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO). Reports emerged that FARC...

Marco Rubio Continues to Push the Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continued the fight to pass his proposal giving survivors of terrorist attacks automatic deferments on their student loans. Rubio first introduced the “Terrorism Survivors Student Loan Deferment Act”...

Marco Rubio Speaks on Pulse Nightclub Attack Anniversary: ‘We Must Remain Vigilant’ Against Terrorism

Rubio spoke on the Senate floor to recognize the five-year anniversary and honor the victims of the tragic terrorist attack at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub.  
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Pointing to NAS Pensacola Terrorist Attack, Rick Scott Pushes Bill Reforming Training for Foreign...

Back in March, Scott brought out a proposal to reform how foreign nationals are trained at American bases. U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, is cosponsoring the bill in the U.S. Senate while U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., is championing the bill in the U.S. House with the support of U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.

Florida Delegation Looks to Close Loophole Used By Terrorist Behind NAS Pensacola Attack

Crist introduced the “Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act” and his office offered some of the rationale behind the proposal.
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State Department Takes Up Vern Buchanan’s Idea to Screen Social Media Posts of Visa...

Buchanan first brought out the “Social Media Screening For Terrorists Act" back in 2015. The bill would have the executive branch to “vet all public records, including Facebook and other forms of social media, before admitting foreign travelers and visa applicants into the country” and the new State Department embraces many of Buchanan’s proposals though the Florida congressman wanted the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to handle the screening. 
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Marco Rubio Brings Back Bill to Keep DHS Counterterrorism Advisory Board

Rubio, Hassan and then U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., brought out the “Counterterrorism Advisory Board Authorization Act” at the end of 2017.
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Orange County History Center’s Pulse Exhibit

From June 10-June 16, admission will be waived at the Orange County Regional History Center so that anyone from the public can go to see how Pulse is being remembered two years after the terror attack that changed Orlando forever.
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