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Joining Rubio and Sinema were U.S. Sens. Kevin Cramer, R-ND, Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., Roger Marshall, R-Kansas, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, John Boozman, R-Ariz., Roy Blunt, R-Mo, and John Hoeven, R-ND.
Florida’s two U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined more than a dozen other Republican senators in signing U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s, R-Utah, letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Xavier Becerra requesting that the agency evaluate its ability to expand the existing organ donation network to include preterm and stillborn infant donors, so as to provide an ethical alternative to aborted fetal tissue.
“As coronavirus cases continue to spike in nursing homes across the country, I am writing to urge you to consider dedicating a significant amount of the remaining money in the Provider Relief Fund to help nursing homes and other senior care facilities combat this deadly disease. With now more than 100,000 Americans deaths from the coronavirus linked to long-term care facilities, it’s clear that protecting our seniors must be one of the highest priorities,” Buchanan wrote Azar on Tuesday.
Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered an update on the matter after speaking with federal officials and executives from CVS and Walgreens.
U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., led the letter, getting almost 20 members of the U.S. House to sign it including U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., and U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar, as well as all 50 governors, requesting information on the status of the cost-efficient and widely-available rapid coronavirus tests that the federal government has distributed to all states.
U.S. Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., Lois Frankel, D-Fla., Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., and Brian Mast, R-Fla., signed the letter. So did state Sens. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach, Gayle Harrel, R-Stuart, Bobby Powell, D-West Palm Beach, and Kevin Rader, D-Boca Raton, along with nine members of the Florida House.
Last week, four Florida congressional representatives sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Sec. Alex Azar asking for clarification on the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust’s application for continued use of Title V lands at Verde Gardens.
The congresswoman pointed to a number of reasons, including how illegal immigrants in federal custody have been treated.