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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’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.”

Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee Democrats, Led By Ted Deutch, Want More Humanitarian...

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee, and Democratic members of the subcommittee wrote to U.S. Sec. of State Anthony Blinken and Acting USAID Administrator Gloria Steele urging the Biden administration to “expedite, restore, and expand" lifesaving humanitarian aid to the millions of Yemenis in urgent need.

Charlie Crist Leads Congressional Push to Aid Lebanon After Beirut Explosion

Crist rounded up more than 85 members of the U.S. House to send a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo calling on him to send humanitarian relief to that nation.

Florida’s Senators Warn State Department, Treasury Against China’s Debt-trap Diplomacy Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

While the senators support efforts to provide aid for developing countries, in a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, they cautioned that the U.S. must be wary of enabling China’s debt-trap diplomacy.

Rick Scott Asks USAID, ‘Why Are Medical Supplies Being Sent to Other Nations Instead...

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Administrator John Barsa following reports that U.S. government agencies have been shipping medical supplies to other nations.

Michael Waltz Leads Letter to Mike Pompeo Urging Support for Afghan University to Combat...

Since its creation, AUAF has played a critical role in empowering the next generation of Afghans, especially women. AUAF has been a pioneer in prioritizing women’s civic and economic equality in Afghanistan, specifically due to its dedicated International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development.

Marco Rubio, Senators Urge Trump Administration to Support Burma’s Elections

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, in sending a letter to U.S. State Sec. Mike Pompeo and USAID Administrator Mark Green, asking them to ensure that the administration continues to support Burma as it moves toward free and democratic parliamentary elections in 2020.

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. 

South Florida Congressional Reps Ready to Help Bahamas on Capitol Hill

Three members of the South Florida congressional delegation who sit on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee are calling on the federal government to do more to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian.

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Want Feds to Do More to Help the Bahamas Recover...

On Thursday, Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott---doubled down on their efforts to help the Bahamas which were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in recent days.

After Hurricane Dorian, Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Help Relief Efforts for the Bahamas

Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--were in Miami on Wednesday, working with the American Red Cross to help the Bahamas which were hit hard in recent days by Hurricane Dorian.
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