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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. 

Al Lawson Champions the Holding Iranian Leaders Accountable Act

U.S. Rep. French Hill brought back the proposal to make “public the funds obtained in an illegal or corrupt manner held by Iran’s authoritarian, theocratic regime” with Lawson as a co-sponsor. 
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Al Lawson Wants to Make Sure Companies Can’t Use Credit Scores When Hiring New...

“There are many barriers in accessing employment opportunities, particularly for communities of color and other marginalized groups,” said Lawson. “Credit history does not prove a person’s ability to perform a job well. When used in employment decisions, credit scores only serve to limit an individual’s opportunity. The Restricting Credit Checks for Employment Decisions Act is a much-needed solution in removing employment barriers and forces companies to place each applicant on a level playing field.”

Al Lawson, Val Demings Champion HUD Inspection Act

“This bill forces U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) to take greater action when federal assisted housing properties fail to come into compliance with federal housing laws,” Lawson’s office noted.

Marco Rubio Backs Tim Kaine’s Bill to Expand Childhood Cancer Research

“This bipartisan legislation would provide a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law to pediatric and childhood cancer research," Rubio’s office noted on Monday.

Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill Want Joe Biden to Cancel Student Loan Debt Up...

Backers of the proposal noted that more than 43 million Americans have $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debts.

Florida Congressman Wants to Give Community, Midsized Banks More Ability to Offer Loans

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., brought out the “Community Bank Deposit Access Act.” U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., is cosponsoring the bill. 

Brian Mast Scores a Win on his Bill Sanctioning Hamas

Although the bill still has to face the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, forty members have lined up as cosponsors.