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Marco Rubio, Bill Posey Want Feds to Update National Flood Insurance Program Rate Maps

Rubio and Posey first introduced the “Flood Insurance Rate Map Interagency Technology (FIRM IT) Act" two years ago, insisting it will “provide Floridians and others who utilize NFIP, with the most accurate data for flood hazard identification.” They reintroduced the proposal last week. 

Marco Rubio Urges Lloyd Austin to Stand Up to China in Southeast Asia

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin, ahead of his trip to Southeast Asia, to promote freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and encourage our partner nations to engage in multilateral military activities with members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue and Taiwan.

Marco Rubio Backs Ted Cruz’s Bill to Stop Russia, China, Iran, North Korea From...

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he was supporting the “Protecting Military Installations and Ranges Act” from U.S. Send. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
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Florida’s Senators Continue the Fight to Ban TikTok on Government Devices

Several federal agencies and departments, including the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense and TSA have already banned TikTok on their devices due to TikTok’s ties to the Chinese regime.

Florida’s Senators Back Proposal Keeping Companies Tied to Chinese Regime From Accessing U.S. Markets

Rubio brought back the bill on Wednesday with Scott’s support. Other backers include Republican U.S. Sens. Mike Braun of Indiana, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Ben Sasse of Nebraska.
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Florida’s Senators Urge Pentagon to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting that the department assert its commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese provocations and to safeguard the future of freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Federal Government, Ron DeSantis Launch Four COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Across Florida

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.
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Rick Scott Warns New Defense Secretary About China

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Defense Sec. Lloyd Austin congratulating him on his confirmation and outlining his expectations for the agency to advance the military interests of the nation and support military personnel.

Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”

Greg Steube Offers Bill Giving Federal Agencies More Flexibility in Making Hires

“Federal agencies are victims of burdensome red tape that hold up the hiring process and waste time and taxpayer dollars,” Steube said. “Agencies should have the authority to hire their own employees and not be subjected to unnecessary regulations.”

Marco Rubio Urges Donald Trump To Boost Private Sector’s 5G Deployment

Rubio, along with U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-SD. and colleagues also expressed concerns regarding a Request For Information released by the U.S. Department of Defense that contradicts the successful market-driven strategy for 5G deployment and development.
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John Rutherford Amends NDAA to Reform Transition Assistance Program for Women in Military

With the support of U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., last week, Rutherford proposed to amend the NDAA “to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for female servicemembers.”
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