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Marco Rubio Calls on Justice Department to Have Al Jazeera Register as a Foreign...

In their letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, the senators ask what steps the department has taken to enforce compliance with FARA for Al Jazeera and are seeking documents related to the determination of AJ+’s foreign agent status. The senators are also asking what steps the department has taken to require Rightly to register under FARA. Those same lawmakers and others first raised concerns about Al Jazeera’s FARA compliance in 2019. 

Marco Rubio: DOJ Should Not Offer Amnesty to Researchers Who Did Not Disclose Foreign...

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined fellow Republican U.S. Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, John Cornyn of Texas, Tom Cotton of Arkansas, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Rob Portman of Ohio, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Todd Young of Indiana to send a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a detailed briefing on the reported U.S. Department of Justice’s amnesty program, which would allow U.S. academics to disclose past foreign funding without fear of prosecution for their disclosures.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Champions Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act

This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, continued their push for the “Fair Housing for Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Survivors Act” which will “provide legal protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and sex trafficking who are seeking housing.”

Old Foes Val Demings, Dan Webster Split on Biden’s Executive Orders on Guns

In 2012, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., narrowly defeated former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings and they clashed last week on President Joe Biden’s new executive orders on guns.

Aron Solomon: the Supreme Court and the Trump Twitter Blocks

Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that it may be time to treat social media platforms as common carriers.

South Florida Republicans Help House Democrats Pass Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Originally passed and enacted into law in 1994, the “Violence Against Women Act” (VAWA) created the Office on Violence Against Women in the U.S. Department of Justice and authorized federal funds to investigate crimes against women. Supporters of the new bill adds more protection for immigrant, Native American and LGBT women while doing more to stop stalkers from getting firearms.

Rick Scott Urges Merrick Garland to Hold China Accountable, Protect Americans’ Constitutional Rights

At the end of last week, Scott sent a letter to new U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland outlining his priorities for the attorney general and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Marco Rubio, Mario Diaz-Balart Champion ‘NICS Denial Notification Act’ on Capitol Hil

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., introduced the U.S. Senate version this week with the support of Rubio and U.S. Sens. Tom Carper, D-Del., Susan Collins, R-Maine, John Cornyn, R-Texas, Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., James Lankford, R-Okla., and Joe Manchin, D-WV.