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Marco Rubio Applauds the Trump Administration's Opposition to the Maduro Regime

February 5, 2019 - 11:00am

From his perch as the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., continues to praise the Trump administration for its opposition to the Maduro regime in Venezuela. 

Rubio announced on Monday that  Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela to the United States Carlos Vecchio will be his official guest when President Donald Trump gives the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. 

Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Lead Florida Delegation in Urging Commerce Department to End Agreement With Mexican Tomato Growers

February 4, 2019 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and Ted Yoho

Two Florida Republicans--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, who sits on the U.S. House Agriculture Committee--are leading the charge on Capitol Hill for the U.S. Commerce Department to end an agreement with Mexican tomato growers. 

Marco Rubio Continues to Focus Against Targeted Violence With 'Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety Act'

February 1, 2019 - 11:30am
Marco Rubio

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , to create a task force to offer a national strategy “to keep communities safe from targeted violence through threat assessment and management.”

Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, to introduce the “Threat Assessment, Prevention, and Safety (TAPS) Act" which, they insist,  “would help provide resources, training, and assistance in establishing and operating locally driven threat assessment and management units."

Dan Webster Thinks His Physician Pro Bono Care Act Can Save Medicaid, CHIP Billions

January 31, 2019 - 11:30am
Dan Webster

Now in the minority for the first time during his tenure in Congress, U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., has paired up with U.S. Rep. Colin Peterson, D-Minn., to encourage healthcare providers to offer free services for low-income Americans on Medicaid or the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

Vern Buchanan Continues the Fight to End Slaughtering Horses for Human Consumption

February 2, 2019 - 7:30am
Vern Buchanan

U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., is continuing his fight to end slaughtering horses for human consumption in the U.S. and stop exporting horses to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico.

This week, Buchanan brought back his "Safeguard American Food Exports (SAFE) Act" which he introduced in August 2017 and garnered 150 co-sponsors in the U.S. House. While the bill was not able to get over the finish line last time out, he did bring out an amendment to a government funding bill on the matter. 

Ted Yoho Remains Top Republican on House Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee

January 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Ted Yoho

Now in his fourth term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla., will continue to lead Republicans on a key subcommittee under the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee’s umbrella. 

Yoho will be the ranking Republican on the House Asia, the Pacific and Nonproliferation Subcommittee which he led as chairman when the GOP controlled the House. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Calif., will chair the committee. 

The North Central Florida Republican announced his new role on Wednesday. 

Marco Rubio's, Mark Warner's Push to Fight China Stealing American Technology Gaining Momentum on Capitol Hill

January 30, 2019 - 10:30am
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is reeling in support from his fellow senators for his bill to protect American technology from China and other nations. 

Al Lawson Renews Fight for Tax Credits for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans Helping Underserved Areas

January 31, 2019 - 9:00am

Now wrapping up the first month of his second term in Congress, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, D-Fla., has brought back a bill to help veterans start up small businesses. 

Ted Deutch Will Lead House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Subcommittee

January 29, 2019 - 3:00pm
Ted Deutch

Already the chairman of the U.S. House Ethics Committee, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., will also chair the U.S. House Middle East, North Africa and International Terrorism Subcommittee. 

First coming to Congress in a special election in 2010, Deutch has been the top Democrat on the subcommittee since 2013, often working with then U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., when she chaired it. Deutch has been a strong supporter of Israel and Jordan, including breaking with the Obama administration on the nuclear deal with Iran. 

Marco Rubio Gets 'Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act' Through Senate

January 29, 2019 - 10:00am
Marco Rubio

With Congress agreeing to a temporary truce in the battle over funding the federal government and President Donald Trump’s proposal for a wall on the southern border, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., scored a win as the U.S. Senate passed a bill he championed focusing on the Middle East. 

At the start of the month, Rubio paired up with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner, R-Col., and James Risch, R-Idaho, to unveil the “Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.” 



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