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Florida Delegation Backed Bill for the U.S. to Push for More Democratic Reforms in...

A proposal “to strategically align the United States’ diplomatic tools, including targeted sanctions, to advance democratic elections in Nicaragua in November 2021” backed by almost every members of the Florida delegation was sent to...

Maria Elvira Salazar Named to the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Salazar said she would use the post to advance freedom around the globe.

House Middle East Subcommittee Chairman Ted Deutch Opposes White House’s Plans Sanctioning Iran

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism weighed in after reports that the Trump administration intends to unilaterally snapback United Nations sanctions on Iran.

Marco Rubio Calls on Mike Pompeo to Start Free Trade Negotiations With Taiwan

This week, Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on the matter, calling on him to send U.S. Undersecretary of State for Economic Growth Keith Krach to Taiwan to handle negotiations. Rubio also cheered the recent announcement that Taiwan will end its restrictions on American beef and pork.

Ted Yoho Champions the Hong Kong Autonomy Act

Yoho’s office insisted the bill “will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing last week that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms, criminalize ;foreign interference,’ and ban sedition and subversion.”

Ashley Moody Calls on Congress to Reform Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to Hold China...

Moody wrote congressional leaders urging them to amend FSIA “to increase opportunities to seek damages from China, when appropriate, for public health and economic harm.”
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Frederica Wilson’s Haitian Deportation Relief Act Backed By House Leadership, Florida Democrats

Some Democrats in the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill and key committee chairs are lining up behind a proposal to suspend deporting Haitians in the U.S. illegally during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brian Mast Introduces Resolution Holding China Accountable for Handling of Coronavirus

“The resolution would empower the United States to withhold payments on debts owed to China equal to the costs incurred by the United States in response to COVID-19, including several trillion dollars in spending authorized by Congress in response to the pandemic,” Mast’s office noted.
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Greg Steube Offers Resolution Condemning China Being Named to UN’s Human Rights Council

“This is just another drop in the bucket for the United Nations’ failure to uphold the fundamental values of human rights,” Steube said when he introduced the resolution. “The Chinese Communist Party openly violates freedoms of belief, expression and privacy and now the United Nations expects them to prosecute the violations they themselves perpetuate - this dishonest attempt to excuse China’s abhorrent behavior should have us all rethinking our decision to fund this organization.”

Bob Levinson, Florida Resident Held in Iran for 13 Years, Presumed Dead

The family of Bob Levinson, a Florida resident who has been missing in Iran for almost 13 years, said this week they believed he was dead.
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Florida Congressmen: No Matter Who Wins Guyana’s Election, U.S. Should Build Relations With That...

Two congressmen from the Sunshine State weighed in on the upcoming elections in Guyana. 

Florida Delegation Divides on Party Lines Over Trump’s Decision to Take Out Iranian General

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Select Intelligence Committees, took to the national airwaves, appearing on “Face the Nation” on CBS to back the Trump administration’s action.
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