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Marco Rubio Introduces Proposal to Help Senior Centers Better Screen Potential Employees

Rubio introduced the bill at the end of last week with U.S. Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., as a co-sponsor. The proposal would expand access to the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) which the senator’s office insisted would help ensure senior care providers do a better job of screening potential employees. 
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Florida Delegation Rallies Behind the Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act

This week, members of the Florida delegation rallied behind the “Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act,” a bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait...

Marco Rubio Brings Back Medical Manufacturing, Economic Development, and Sustainability Act

The bill “encourages companies currently producing medical and pharmaceutical equipment abroad to relocate to the U.S.” and “would also enact a tax credit of federal income tax liability for wages and eligible pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities in economically distressed zones, including Puerto Rico.”
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Florida’s Senators Bring Back the Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act

The bill “which would create fairness in federal excise taxes by equalizing the tax rates for portable, electronically-aerated bait containers and the parts used to assemble it.”

Marco Rubio Brings Back the Fair Trade with China Enforcement Act

Rubio has been pushing the bill for three years now. The bill would stop the “sale of national security-sensitive technology and intellectual property to China” and raise taxes “on multinational corporations’ income earned in China at a rate similar to the lost value of stolen IP and technology.”

Marco Rubio Wants Federal Contractors to Disclose Ties with the Chinese Government

Rubio brought out the “Federal Acquisitions and Contracting Transparency (FACT) Act” on Thursday to have companies offer transparency on contracts with China.

Rick Scott Wants a Free Trade Deal with the United Kingdom

This week, U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, introduced the resolution “recognizing the mutual history and special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom, and expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States president should lay the groundwork for a mutually advantageous future trade agreement between the U.S. and the U.K.”

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal for Federal Wage Subsidy for Puerto Rico

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., brought back the “Economic Mobility for Productive Livelihoods and Expanding Opportunity Act” (EMPLEO Act) which he says will offer a pay raise for Puerto Rico residents

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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Marco Rubio Brings Back Educational Opportunities Act to Expand School Choice With New Tax...

“The Educational Opportunities Act would allow individuals and businesses to contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) that award need-based scholarships to students to defray the cost of attending private schools. The bill creates an individual federal tax credit of up to $4,500 and a corporate credit of up to $100,000 for donations to qualifying, non-profit SGOs,” Rubio’s office noted about the proposal.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal to Expand Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts

The proposal was first championed by longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn. With Hatch retiring and Paulsen defeated in the 2018 election cycle, Rubio has championed the proposal on Capitol Hill.

Marco Rubio Backs Proposal to Expand AmeriCorps to Help the Nation Recover From Coronavirus...

The bill “would double the number of AmeriCorps positions available this year to 150,000 and provide a total of 600,000 service opportunities nationwide over the next three years to unemployed youth and others looking to assist their communities” and the “positions could support a variety of response and recovery efforts based on community needs, including expanding food pantry capacity, mentoring and tutoring at-risk students, bridging health inequities by expanding access to COVID-19 screening and testing, and more. 
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