“Be strong. Be brave.” Those were the encouraging words of Florida Sens. Lizbeth Benacquisto and Lauren Book to the six then-unnamed accusers of Sen. Jack Latvala. Both Benacquisto, the rules chair for the Senate, and Book, a Democrat, took to Twitter to promote the statement.
This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, held a hearing on “The Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon.” In her opening statement, she said the following:
In light of the #MeToo campaign and all the allegations against prominent figures, sexual harassment is on the forefront of headlines across the nation. Whether it’s a Hollywood executive, an all-star sports figure or eminent politician, the issue of unlawful harassment continues to show its pervasive face across our contemporary world.
As a fifth generation Floridian, I’ve always felt blessed to call Florida home, a place that people from all over the world dream of one day visiting or living. As Hurricane Irma made landfall in September, my gratitude for living in this great state only deepened. One after another, moving stories about Floridians selflessly, courageously and generously helping one another emerged in the face of adversity.
This week, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement at a joint subcommittee hearing entitled “The President’s Plan for Afghanistan and Pakistan: Objectives and Resources”:
On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, heald a hearing on “Democracy and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa.” Ros-Lehtinen said the following in the hearing:
Two years ago, I sold one of the last American offshore drilling vessels to a foreign buyer. The Ocean Titan was an obsolete jack-up rig, an equipment platform for deepwater exploration and development. Over its forty-year lifespan, American shipbuilding had been ravaged by rivals abroad and burdensome regulations at home. Today, the industry falls grievously short of the hope expressed by the drafters of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920: “that the United States shall have a merchant marine of the best equipped and most suitable types of vessels.”
On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took the Senate floor to urge expanding the child tax credit be included in its tax reform efforts. Rubio and U.S. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, are backing legislation to expand the child tax credit. Rubio said the following on the Senate floor:
The U.S. Has Window of Opportunity to Strengthen Iran Deal, Leverage Partners to Address Totality of Iranian Threats
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, weighed in on the Trump administration’s handling of the nuclear deal with Iran at a subcommittee hearing on “The President’s Iran Decision: Next Steps" on Wednesday. Ros-Lehtinen said the following:
On Wednesday, with Capitol Hill debating tax reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to make the case for expanding the child tax credit.