Entries by Connie Ross

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review February 21, 2020

This week, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald on why the United States must stand up for freedom, democracy and human rights throughout Latin America to protect America’s families, national security and economic stability. In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “During the State of Union address, President Trump recognized the president of Venezuela, Juan […]

Legislative Update – February 22, 2020

Several Measures Enhancing Public Safety Advance to Senate Floor The Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Rob Bradley, passed several bills to improve the safety and security of Florida residents and visitors.  The legislation builds on prior legislative action to improve school safety and to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities through investments in […]

Legislative Update – February 15, 2020

Senate Passes 2020-2021 Balanced Budget, Focusing Investments on Teachers, Environment and State Employees The Florida Senate passed Senate Bill 2500: Appropriations, a proposed state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The proposed Senate budget, presented by Appropriations Committee Chair Rob Bradley, invests in Florida’s teachers, state employees, and environment, while maintaining $3.5 billion in total reserves. The […]

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review February 14, 2020

This week, Senator Rick Scott and Senator Marco Rubio introduced a resolution honoring the 17 victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. The resolution passed the United States Senate by unanimous consent. Senator Rick Scott said, “Today marks two years since the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Not […]

Congressman Rooney Votes Against Unnecessary and Irresponsible Spending – “Congress Must Start Paying Attention to Our Unconscionable National Debt”

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney voted for fiscal responsibility and against an unnecessary and irresponsible appropriations bill, H.R. 5687, that would have provided over $20 billion in additional aid for disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Congressman Rooney stated, “Once again, Congress has shown its inability to control spending, even though our nation is […]

English/Español: Diaz-Balart on U.S. Banning the Entry of Meliá Hotels’ CEO

Diaz-Balart on U.S. Banning the Entry of Meliá Hotels’ CEO  WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after the United States banned Meliá Hotels CEO, Gabriel Escarrer, from entering the country in accordance with the Trump administration’s full implementation of Title IV of the Helms-Burton Act. “This is a prime example of the Trump Administration’s ongoing commitment […]

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review February 7, 2020

This week, after the Senate’s vote to acquit President Trump of all impeachment charges, Senator Rick Scott announced a constitutional amendment that would raise the threshold to approve articles of impeachment in the House of Representatives. The amendment would require a super-majority vote of three-fifths in the House to impeach a public official Senator Rick Scott said, “The partisan charade Nancy […]

Legislative Update – February 7, 2020

Senate Appropriations Committee Sends Budget to Floor for Full Senate Vote   The Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Rob Bradley, passed Senate Proposed Bill 2500: Appropriations, a proposed state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. The proposed Senate budget invests in Florida’s teachers, state employees and environment while maintaining $3.5 billion in total reserves. The […]

Diaz-Balart Meets with Venezuela’s Legitimate President Juan Guaidó

DORAL, FL ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart issued the following statement after meeting with Venezuela’s interim President, Juan Guaido this afternoon. “I was pleased to meet with Venezuela’s legitimate President Juan Guaidó today to discuss a democratic and prosperous future for the Venezuelan people. For years, the Cuban dictatorship has provided intelligence and other support to the […]

Legislative Update – January 31, 2020

Senate Releases Proposed State Budget for 2020-2021: Invests in Florida’s Teachers & Environment The Florida Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Rob Bradley, released Senate Proposed Bill 2500, a General Appropriations Act. SB 2500 details a proposed state budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  The Senate’s proposed budget builds on a continued investment in elevating neighborhood […]