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Gus Bilirakis: Terrorists Held in Guantanamo Bay Shouldn’t Get COVID-19 Vaccine Before the American...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, offered a bill to ensure “that no terrorist should receive a COVID-19 vaccination before any American citizen” with Bilirakis and U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, as the main cosponsors.

Stephanie Murphy Announces Ways and Means, Armed Services Committees Assignments

Murphy, who worked at the U.S. Defense Department under President George W. Bush, will serve on the U.S. House Intelligence and Special Operations and the Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittees which are both under the umbrella of the Armed Services Committee. The Central Florida congresswoman joined the committee this year.

Florida Delegation Backs Michael Waltz’s Bill Ending Federal Contacts for Businesses Tied to Maduro...

On Thursday, the Florida delegation in the U.S. House rallied behind U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz’s, R-Fla., proposal to end government contracts with businesses working with the Maduro regime. Waltz’s “Banning Operations and Leases with Illegitimate...

Vern Buchanan Ensures NDAA Has Defense Department Review Emergency Medical Services on Bases

Buchanan’s amendment would have the Defense Department “examine emergency response capabilities and services currently available at every U.S. military base around the world and to report to Congress on the potential benefits and feasibility of requiring bases to have properly functioning MedEvac helicopters and fully-stocked military ambulances.”

Vern Buchanan Amends NDAA to Have Defense Department Review Emergency Medical Services on Bases

The NDAA cleared the House on Tuesday on a 295-125 vote. 

Vern Buchanan Calls on Defense Department to Change Military Training Procedures

In a letter to the chairmen and ranking members of the U.S. House and Senate Armed Services Committees, Buchanan detailed the revelations surrounding the case of his constituent, SPC Nicholas Panipinto of Bradenton. He sent a similar letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Mark Esper. The congressman proposed a number of changes to the military’s current training and safety protocols to prevent future deaths.

Marco Rubio: Pentagon ‘Absolutely Right’ to Deny Funds to Schools Tied to Communist China’s...

Last year, Rubio wrote Miami Dade College, the University of North Florida (UNF), the University of South Florida (USF), the University of West Florida (UWF) and Cypress Bay High School on the matter, urging them to close their Confucius Institutes. So far, UNF, USF and UWF have severed ties with their Confucius Institutes.