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cyber security

Marco Rubio: Time to Defend US Infrastructure Networks Against Cybersecurity Threats

Rubio is co-sponsoring U.S. Sen. Gary Peters’, D-Mich., “DHS Industrial Control Systems Capabilities Enhancement Act” which “would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to ensure they can better identify and mitigate threats to Industrial Control Systems, the operational technology involved in operating the function of critical infrastructure networks, including pipelines, water supply and electric utilities.”

Bill Banning TikTok on Government Devices Championed by Florida’s Senators Clears Committee

“TikTok is an immediate security threat that no has place on government devices,” U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said. “This should not be a partisan issue and I’m glad to see my colleagues in the Senate act together to address Beijing’s covert data collection campaign. Banning TikTok from government devices is a good first step towards taking Chinese espionage seriously.”

Rick Scott Offers Resolution to Honor Customs and Border Protection Agents

Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and James Lankford of Oklahoma co-sponsored the resolution.

Florida’s Senators Champion the ‘Keep China Out of Solar Energy Act’

Last week, Scott introduced the “Keep China Out of Solar Energy Act” which will “prohibit federal funds from being used to buy solar panels manufactured or assembled in Communist China, specifically the Xinjiang province, which is known for its use of forced labor.”
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Florida Senators Want to End Federal Contacts for Businesses Tied to Maduro Regime

Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--backed U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz’s, R-Fla., proposal to end government contracts with businesses working with the Maduro regime.

Rick Scott, Mike Braun Offer Bills Ending Congressional Pensions, Stopping Former Members From Lobbying

The Florida Republican’s office explained the rationale behind the proposal and took aim at U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Rick Scott Announces Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee Assignments

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., will serve on the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) and the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight.

Marco Rubio Brings Back the Air America Act

Over the summer, Rubio introduced the “Air America Act” with more than a dozen cosponsors. Rubio brought it back this year with more than 25 co-sponsors. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., is the main cosponsor.

Florida Reps on Capitol Hill Want a Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety Best Practices

At the end of last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--cosponsored U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson’s, R-Wisc., bill. Johnson, who chaired U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber, first introduced the bill to create a clearinghouse “to help schools and their faculty, parents, and community officials identify school safety measures and resources for implementing them” back in November 2019.
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Florida Senators Continue to Support Ron Johnson’s Proposal to Create Federal Clearinghouse on School...

Johnson, who chaired U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee when the GOP controlled the chamber, first introduced the bill to create a clearinghouse “to help schools and their faculty, parents, and community officials identify school safety measures and resources for implementing them” back in November 2019.
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Rick Scott Brings Back Drone Security Proposal

Back in September 2019, Scott unveiled the “American Security Drone Act” and reeled in the support of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who cosponsored the measure.
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Rick Scott Renews Push to Crack Down on Chinese Drones

Scott cheered the Commerce Department for adding more than 75 companies, including Chinese-drone company DJI, on the Entity List for “actions deemed contrary to the national security or foreign policy interest of the United States” including supporting the Chinese regime and corporate espionage. 
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