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Greg Steube: State Department, HHS Need to Investigate How WHO Failed to Stop the...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., showcased his support for U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter’s, R-Ga., proposal having U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar to submit a report on how World Health Organization (WHO) attempted to handle the spread of the coronavirus.
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Marco Rubio: Time to Review American Aid to Multilateral Organizations

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined other Republicans in the U.S. Senate to back a proposal reviewing America’s role in international agencies.

Chris Pappas, Greg Steube Want to Expand Support for Non-Profits Helping Small Businesses

This week, U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas’, D-NH, proposal to ensure nonprofits which help small businesses, including local chambers of commerce and tourism organizations, will be able to get assistance from the federal government through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Introduces the Bringing Additional Nurses to the Fight Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., introduced the “Bringing Additional Nurses to the Fight Act” which, she claims, will “expedite the process for foreign-trained physicians to become nurses and address the healthcare worker shortage in the U.S., which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.”

Val Demings Champions the Coronavirus Workers’ Compensation for TSA Employees Act

Demings, who sits on the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee, showcased the bill on Friday and noted that more than 500 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees have already tested positive for coronavirus and five of them have died due to it.

Greg Steube Takes Aim at Ilhan Omar With New Bill

Last week, Steube introduced the “Obstructing Monetary Allocations to Relatives (OMAR) Act" which, the congressman’s office noted, “would prohibit a candidate for election to a federal office from using campaign funds to pay any vendor controlled by an immediate family member.”

Darren Soto Champions ‘Save Our Homes Act’ in Congress

U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., brought out the “Save Our Homes Act” which his office dubbed “a bill that would create a simple, national plan for homeowners to save their homes from foreclosure in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Rick Scott Urges Donald Trump Not to Send Coronavirus Stimulus to States for Pensions,...

Last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., joined other Republicans in the U.S. Senate in sending a letter to President Donald Trump urging the administration to reject states’ efforts to receive taxpayer dollars for non-coronavirus related expenses, like bail-outs for unfunded pensions or to backfill lost revenue.
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Gus Bilirakis Wants HHS, CDC to Launch National Campaign Focused on Coronavirus Awareness, Knowledge

According to the congressman's office, the bill “would fund CDC grants to  entities throughout the country to raise public awareness about health resources available at local community health centers, including information about testing sites and criteria" and launch a national campaign which would be “multilingual and culturally competent based on scientific evidence to enhance knowledge about Covid-19 to every American community.”

With Marco Rubio’s, Rick Scott’s Support, Senate Approves $484 Billion More in Coronavirus Stimulus...

The Senate approved the measure on voice vote. The U.S. House is expected to approve the measure on Thursday. President Donald Trump has said he will back this latest relief effort.

Florida Delegation Weighs in on When and How to Reopen the Economy

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the national stage this week to weigh in on the economy. This week, Rubio penned a piece that appeared in the New York Times.

Ted Deutch Brings Out Emergency Supply Chain Transparency Act Focusing on PPE

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., has introduced a proposal to use the Defense Protection Act and the Stafford Act to ensure more transparency for the federal government and the private sector when it comes to distributing personal protective equipment (PPE).