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Marco Rubio Backs Bill Charging Protesters Who Block Emergency Vehicles and Personnel With a...

Kennedy brought out the “Stop Blocking Hospitals Act” on Wednesday. “The Stop Blocking Hospitals Act would make it a federal offense to obstruct any ambulance, fire department vehicle, law enforcement vehicle or emergency personnel from responding to an emergency.

Florida’s Senators Raise Concerns Regarding Oracle’s TikTok Deal to Donald Trump

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--sent a letter to President Donald Trump outlining significant concerns regarding reports that Oracle Corp. confirmed a deal with ByteDance to become a “trusted technology provider” for TikTok’s U.S. operations, including that the “arrangement could violate the requirements set about in the August 6, 2020 Executive Order on Addressing the Threat Posed by TikTok and would do little to satisfy the range of concerns expressed in that order.”

Marco Rubio Champions Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act to Increase EIPs

Last week, Rubio threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., “Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act.” The Florida Republican’s office noted the bill “would provide increased Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to American families by equalizing EIPs per person, regardless of age or dependent status.” Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio Team Up on Protecting America From Spies Act

Rubio, currently serving as the acting chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has thrown his support behind a proposal denying visas to anyone who has spied against or stolen intellectual property from the U.S. 

Florida’s Senators Join Tom Cotton’s Push for Answers About TikTok’s Ties to Chinese Regime

The senators wrote that TikTok could enable the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to engage in influence operations against the United States, including operations designed to interfere with our elections.
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Rick Scott: Feds Should Take a Page From Florida’s Playbook on Cutting Regulations

Last week, Scott unveiled the “Unnecessary Agency Regulations Reduction Act” which he showcased on Wednesday. The senator’s office insisted the proposal will “reduce burdensome government regulations and create more efficiency by modifying, consolidating, or repealing outdated, duplicative or unnecessary agency regulations.”
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Marco Rubio Brings Out the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act

With the backing of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, Rubio introduced the “American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act" this week, insisting the CARE Act needs to be reformed since it “prohibits U.S. citizens who jointly file taxes with a spouse that does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) from receiving a recovery rebate.”
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Florida’s Senators Back Rob Portman’s Bill Protecting American Intellectual Property From China

Rubio and Scott are backing Portman’s “Safeguarding American Innovation Act” which is being backed by more than a dozen senators including U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Maggie Hassan, D-NH, Thom Tillis, R-NC and Josh Hawley, R-Mo. 

Ross Spano Introduces House Version of Rick Scott’s Proposal to Streamline Federal Agencies

Last month, Scott brought out a bill which he insists will “give Congress the ability to help streamline operations and reduce waste at federal agencies.”

Marco Rubio: Why Did Zoom Deactivate Accounts of Pro-Democracy Chinese Activists?

Other signers of the letter included U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Chris Murphy, D-Ct., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Thom Tillis, R-NC, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Pat Toomey, R-Penn. and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg.

Marco Rubio Calls on Treasury Department to Stand Up to China’s International Economic Behavior

As companies backed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) approach banks to identify the purchase of companies in the U.S. and in Europe affected by the pandemic, the senators urged Mnuchin to protect against the PRC’s and the CCP’s predatory economic behavior during the COVID-19 crisis.

Rick Scott Introduces Bill to Streamline Federal Agencies

On Wednesday, Scott brought out the “Agency Accountability Act” which he insists will “give Congress the ability to help streamline operations and reduce waste at federal agencies.”
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