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Florida’s Senators Urge State Department Not to Send Aid to Palestinian Authority, Hamas

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., led the letter and rounded up more than 15 fellow Senate Republicans warning against “President Biden's plan to send a reported $75 million in general economic support payments from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. State Department into territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.”
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Marco Rubio: State Department Report Shows Human Rights Are Under Assault Around the World

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., issued a statement after the U.S. State Department published its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
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Florida Senators Back Avril Haines to Serve as Director of National Intelligence

Florida’s two Republicans in the U.S. Senate--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined the overwhelming majority of their colleagues in confirming President Joe Biden’s choice of Avril Haines to serve as Director of National Intelligence (DNI)
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Florida’s Senators Back Mike Pompeo Putting Cuba Back on State Sponsor of Terrorism List

U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement this week as the Trump administration manages through its final days. 
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Marco Rubio Gets Bill Empowering State Department Do More to Fight Anti-Semitism Through Senate

At the start of last year, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, to bring back the “Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act” which would “enhance the State Department’s role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism around the world.”
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Florida Democrats on Appropriations Committee Back $66 Billion State and Foreign Operations Bill

On Thursday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee passed on a party-line vote a $66 billion state and foreign operations bill which continues funding the World Health Organization (WHO) and supports expanded abortion rights. 
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Florida Democrats Want Congress to Fund Efforts Against Maduro Regime and Draw NRCC’s Fire

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) quickly weighed in and pointed to the vote of two South Florida Democrats who are expected to be top targets for the GOP in 2020. 
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Rick Scott Increasingly Focused on Foreign Policy, Including China and Iran

On Monday, Scott spoke at the Concordia Summit on the threat of China to the United States’ national security and he returned to that theme on Tuesday. 
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Marco Rubio: State Department Needs to Examine Saudi Education

Rubio paired up with Senate Democrats Ed Marley of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday to showcase the “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act” which would make the State Department “report on religious intolerance in education materials and curriculums distributed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
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