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Marco Rubio Helps Gets Manufacturing.gov Act Through the Senate

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in after the U.S. Senate passed the “Manufacturing.gov Act” without opposition. U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., introduced the bill at the end of March with Rubio and...

Darren Soto Gets Blockchain Technology Bills Through the House

Soto was able to get his “Digital Taxonomy Act” and his “Blockchain Innovation Act” rolled into other bills which cleared the House on voice votes.

Ashley Moody Warns of Scams Related to the Census

The rising number of door-to-door census takers could create a greater opportunity for scammers to impersonate U.S. Census workers with the goal of breaking into homes to steal money, property or commit violent acts. Scammers may also use the opportunity to gain access to private information and commit identity theft or other crimes.
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Nikki Fried Urges Florida Farmers to Apply for Second Round of USDA Support

“With all of the challenges COVID-19 has caused for Florida farmers, including up to $522 million in crop losses just through April, we’re pleased to see the USDA commit additional funds to supporting our growers through these uncertain times,” said Fried.

Darren Soto’s Blockchain Bills Gain Traction on Capitol Hill

Soto was able to get his “Digital Taxonomy Act,” which he brought out in April 2019 with the backing of U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Ohio. The bill would have the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) study the “state of blockchain technology in commerce, including its use to reduce fraud and increase security.”

Ashley Moody Warns Floridians About Census Scams

The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years to count every person living in U.S. states and territories. Participation is required by law. In the past, scammers have used the mandatory count to take advantage of unwitting Floridians and steal personal information.
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Rick Scott: Time to Stop American Companies that Sell to Huawei

Noting that the federal government “has determined” Huawei “to be a national security threat and continues to be a bad actor across the globe,” Scott pointed out American “exports to Huawei have been banned, but some U.S. companies are finding ways around the blacklisting, including supplying Huawei through subsidiaries or partners in foreign countries.” His bill would close that loophole.

Rick Scott Joins Senate Effort Requesting Trump Suspend Licenses Allowing U.S. Exports to Huawei

The senators wrote that the approval of these export licenses would undermine the original intent of the Entity List designation, allowing Huawei to continue to pose a serious threat to U.S. telecommunications infrastructure and national security more broadly.
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