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Florida Delegation Reacts to the Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse

Gunmen assassinated Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and wounded his wife in their home early Wednesday.

South Florida Republicans Champion the ‘Curbing China’s Vaccine Diplomacy Act’

The three South Florida Republicans are championing a proposal to “prioritize COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Taiwan and Latin American ally countries determined by the Secretary of State to have diplomatic, military, or cultural ties with the United States” and trying to send those vaccines before China does. 
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Lois Frankel, Michael Waltz Bring Back the Keeping Girls in School Act

First introduced in 2018 by Frankel and U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind., the congresswoman brought the proposal back last week and rounded up almost a dozen backers including Waltz who is the main Republican co-sponsor. Other backers include U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., 
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Florida Congressmen Take Up Bob Menendez’s, Marco Rubio’s Proposal to Help Greece, Cyprus, Israel

Earlier this month, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act”  with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as a co-sponsor.
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Florida Delegation Backed Bill for the U.S. to Push for More Democratic Reforms in...

A proposal “to strategically align the United States’ diplomatic tools, including targeted sanctions, to advance democratic elections in Nicaragua in November 2021” backed by the Florida delegation is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Back in...
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Greg Steube Presses Antony Blinken on Biden Administration’s Policies With Hamas and Iran

“America’s foreign policy strategy must fully defend our allies and support stability in the Middle East,” Steube said. “Without being able to ensure that U.S. assistance to Gaza or the Palestinian Authority will not be used to fund global terrorism or get funneled to our adversaries in Iran, the Biden Administration is recklessly trying to abandon our Israeli allies and risking all Americans’ security.”

Carlos Gimenez Offers Resolution Backing Israel Against Hamas

Gimenez‘s resolution also included recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. 
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Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Engage With El Salvador During Current Political Crisis

Since taking office almost two years ago, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has grown increasingly powerful. 

Ted Yoho Honored by Mongolian Government With Order of the Polar Star

Yondongiin Otgonbayar, the Mongolian ambassador to the U.S., presented Yoho the award this week at an event at the Mongolian embassy. The award was given to Yoho “in appreciation for his excellent contribution in the development of the U.S.-Mongolian foreign relations” 
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Marco Rubio, Michael Waltz Want Feds to Examine, Accelerate Haitian Relief Programs

Cardin introduced the “Haiti Development, Accountability and Institutional Transparency Initiative Act” on Tuesday with Rubio as a co-sponsor. Jeffries brought out the bill in the U.S. House on Tuesday with Waltz as a co-sponsor.
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Stephanie Murphy: State and Defense Departments Need to Examine China’s Activities in Latin America,...

U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., focused on the “Assessing China’s Presence and Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean Act,” her proposal to have the federal government “prepare for Congress a comprehensive assessment of China’s efforts to expand its presence and influence in Latin America and the Caribbean and to describe how these efforts could undermine American interests."
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Marco Rubio Backs Ted Deutch’s, Mario Diaz-Balart’s Uyghur Human Rights Protection Act

Last month, two members of the Florida delegation brought out the bill “to provide Priority 2 refugee status for ethnic Uyghurs and others who are suffering from arbitrary arrest, mass detention, and political and religious persecution by the Chinese government” and which “expedites their ability to apply for refugee status and asylum in the United States.”
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