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Marco Rubio, Michael McCaul Urge Commerce Department to Strengthen Entity List Rules for SMIC

The lawmakers expressed concern that the current rules will not effectively cut SMIC off from U.S. technology and innovation, risking our national security.

Marco Rubio Has Questions for Commerce Department About Huawei Business Dealings With U.S. Companies

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross requesting information concerning Huawei’s orders of semiconductors from American companies.
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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Department Sending $10.2 Million to Innovation Park in Tallahassee

Announcing the funds at an event on Thursday afternoon, Ross reviewed Leon County’s efforts in developing technology, praising the area as a “nucleus for innovation.” Ross said the project--which includes $6.8 million in local investments--will create 639 new jobs in a “high growth industry" over the next ten years. The facility itself will be finished by 2023.
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NOAA Selects Federal Gulf Waters Off Florida as One of the First Aquaculture Opportunity...

The NOAA noted that “Aquaculture Opportunity Areas expand economic opportunities, use best available science, and minimize interactions with others in the marine environment.” The other selection was federal waters off the coast of Southern California. The two areas were selected due to the potential for more sustainable commercial aquaculture.
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Florida’s Senators Urge Commerce Department to Examine Chinese-Made Drones

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--signed a letter last week to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross urging him to examine the impact that importing Chinese-made drones has on national security

Marco Rubio Urges Feds to Bring Digital Semiconductor Manufacturing Capabilities to the U.S.

“Semiconductors are a foundational component in a vast array of electronic devices that enable new and critical technologies. While the United States is a leader in semiconductor development and design, our nation needs to retain the ability to manufacture the most advanced semiconductors, especially as countries such as China offer state support to national champion companies in a bid to undercut American leadership."

Florida’s Senators Call on Commerce Department to Name Florida Waters as Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

On Monday, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross urging him to designate waters near Florida as one of the first aquaculture opportunity areas, as detailed in President Donald Trump’s May 7, 2020 Executive Order, “Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth.”
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Florida Delegation Wants Commerce Department to Quickly Distribute Stimulus Funds for Fishing Industry

As part of the stimulus package, $300 million was included to help fisheries and Florida’s two senators--Republican U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--and 25 of the state’s 27 members of the U.S. House sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross on the matter on Wednesday.

Marco Rubio Wants Trump Administration to Issue 5G Regulations

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined other U.S. Senate Republicans in sending members of the Trump administration a letter urging them to issue regulations as soon as possible confirming that U.S. participation in 5G standards-setting is not restricted by export control regulations.

Marco Rubio, Jim McGovern, Ted Yoho: Expand Sanctions on China After Mass Internment of...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass, led a bipartisan and bicameral group of 48 lawmakers in a letter urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to respond strongly and decisively to the Chinese government and Communist Party’s ongoing mass internment and forced labor of ethnic Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).  

Marco Rubio: State, Commerce Departments Should Review U.S. Export Controls Regarding for Hong Kong

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a host of fellow senators this week in calling on the Trump administration to watch U.S .export controls to Hong Kong.

Port of Fernandina Ready to Help Relief Efforts in the Bahamas

With the First Coast dodging a bullet with Hurricane Dorian, Nassau County and the Port of Fernandina believe they are well-positioned to help relief efforts in the Bahamas.
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