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Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Want to Know More About How America Relies on Other...

“More than a year ago, I warned that our nation has critical vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in key sectors of our economy, including in pharmaceuticals, as a result of decades of lost industrial capacity to China,” Rubio said.
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Alcee Hastings Introduces National Defense Net Zero Review Act

Hastings brought out the “National Defense Net Zero Review Act” which “will refocus the Defense Department’s (DoD’s) efforts to achieve net zero and establish the first integrated master plan for achieving net zero energy benchmarks.”

Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast Team Up Again to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Last year, Mast and Gabbard brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.

Brian Mast Backs Proposal Reforming How Pentagon Deals With Child Abuse on Military Installations

U.S. Rep. Gilbert Cisneros introduced the “End Military-Connected Child Abuse and Neglect Act,” which supporters insist would improve how the Department of Defense tracks and responds to incidents of child abuse and neglect occurring on military installations or involving military dependents,” at the start of the month with Mast as a cosponsor.
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Michael Waltz Named to House GOP’s China Task Force

Winning an open seat in 2018, Waltz is the first Green Beret to serve in Congress. He sits on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. McCarthy stressed Waltz’s background when he named him to the task force on Thursday.

Ross Spano Urges Pentagon To Keep Sabal Park, MacDill Air Force Base Clinics Open

At the end of last week, as concerns about coronavirus continue to rise, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., urged the U.S. Defense Department to keep open the Sabal Park Clinic and halt the decision to restrict the MacDill Air Force Base clinic to Active Duty personnel only.
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Greg Steube Wants Armed Forces Personnel to Have Concealed Carry Permits at Military Bases

Steube said his proposal could help prevent future terrorist attacks like the one at NAS Pensacola.
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Rick Scott Helps Shape NDAA, Including Funds for Tyndall AFB and Military Pay Raise

With the help of U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., this week, Congress came to an agreement on the final 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which was cleared by the conference committee on Monday. Congress is expected to pass the NDAA later this week.
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Marco Rubio, Senators Want Defense Department to Implement Trusted Capital Marketplace Program

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined other senators in writing the U.S. Defense Department “ to fully utilize the Department’s resources to support the implementation of the Trusted Capital Marketplace program
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Rick Scott: Don’t Give Nicolas Maduro a Visa to Attend UN General Assembly

With Nicolas Maduro, the leader of the Venezuelan regime, planning to travel to New York later this month for a United Nations General Assembly meeting, a senator from Florida called on the federal government to deny him a visa.
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Marco Rubio Showcases Small Business, UNF in Jacksonville

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., headed to the First Coast to showcase a small business and meet with the president of the University of North Florida (UNF). 

Charlie Crist Wants Military Bases Protected From Floods, Rising Sea Levels

U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., added the amendment to the House version of the NDAA. According to Crist’s office, the amendment “requires the military to work with agencies like NOAA and NASA that track our changing climate, to incorporate flooding and sea level rise projections into their plans for building new military installations and fortifying current ones.”
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