US Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review 1/14/2022

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This week, the United States Senate unanimously passed Senator Rick Scott’s resolutionsupporting José Daniel Ferrer and other Cuban democracy activists, and condemning the brutal torture, unjust imprisonment and severe oppression that the illegitimate communist Cuban regime is subjecting innocent Cubans to every day.

In passing Senator Scott’s resolution, the Senate sent a strong message to the illegitimate communist Cuban regime: the America stands united in supporting the brave people of Cuba fighting tirelessly for democracy and basic human rights, and we won’t stop until there is a new day of freedom on the island.

The resolution was cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Braun. Congressmen Mario Díaz-Balart and Carlos Giménez and Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar have introduced this resolution in the House of Representatives.

See more in the video HERE or below.

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See more of what Senator Scott has been up to this week below.

Sen. Rick Scott: Democrats’ Filibuster Hypocrisy Threatens to Ruin the Senate

Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate Floor slamming Democrats’ plans to make permanent and fundamental changes to the legislative filibuster, a Senate rule that requires a 60-vote threshold to end debate on pending legislation, protects the minority party’s rights and safeguards the interests of millions of Americans. Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, have fiercely defended the legislative filibuster in the past, but are now flip-flopping so they can jam through a bill that would completely upend America’s current election system. Senator Scott took to the floor to expose their gross hypocrisy. See more HERE or in the video below.

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Sen. Rick Scott Applauds SCOTUS’ Rejection of Biden’s Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court rejected President Joe Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate on private businesses.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Today, the U.S. Supreme Court confirmed what the American people have always known and put President Biden back in his place. Joe Biden thinks that he has the authority to tell Americans how to live their life and what health care decisions they must make. He could not be more wrong, and the Court’s decision should serve as a powerful reminder to Biden that he is a president, not a king. I had COVID and I got the vaccine, but I will NEVER support a mandate that kills jobs and takes decisions out of the hands of hardworking American families.” Read more HERE.

Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio Introduce Bill to Sanction Communist China for Continued Obstruction of COVID Origins Investigation

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and colleagues to introduce their Coronavirus Origin Validation, Investigation, and Determination (COVID) Act of 2022. The bill would authorize sanctions if, 90 days after enactment, the Chinese Communist Party fails to allow for a credible and comprehensive international investigation into the origins of COVID-19 at laboratories in Wuhan that engaged in risky research involving bat coronaviruses.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Again and again, General Secretary Xi and his underlings in the Chinese Communist Party have blocked attempts to find the truth by lying about COVID’s transmission, censoring doctors and shifting blame. It’s time for Communist China to come clean and answer for its lies and cover-up on the origins of COVID-19. I’m proud to join Senator Rubio and our colleagues in leading this important bill to hold Communist China accountable.” Read more HERE.

Senate Unanimously Passes Sen. Rick Scott’s Resolution Supporting Cuban Democracy Activists & Condemning Communist Cuba’s Human Rights Abuses

The United States Senate unanimously passed Senator Rick Scott’s resolution supporting José Daniel Ferrer and other Cuban democracy activists, and condemning the brutal torture, unjust imprisonment and severe oppression that the illegitimate communist Cuban regime is subjecting innocent Cubans to every day. For nearly a month, Senator Scott has demanded that President Biden take immediate action to secure humanitarian medical visits for the regime’s political prisoners. This resolution was cosponsored by Senators Marco Rubio and Mike Braun. Congressmen Mario Díaz-Balart, Carlos Giménez and Congresswoman María Elvira Salazar introduced this resolution in the House of Representatives.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Last night, the United States Senate sent a strong message to the illegitimate communist Cuban regime that we stand unified in supporting the brave people of Cuba fighting tirelessly for freedom, and we won’t stop until there is a new day of freedom on the island. I am proud my Senate colleagues joined me to unanimously pass my resolution supporting the brave Cuban democracy activists and strongly condemning the illegitimate communist Cuban regime’s human rights abuses, but we can’t stop now. Innocent Cubans are dying simply because they want freedom and democracy for their families—and others, like José Daniel Ferrer, are being mercilessly tortured. I won’t stop fighting to support these brave freedom activists and all who demand the end of the brutal communist Cuban regime.” Read more HERE.

El Senado aprueba por unanimidad la resolución del Senador Rick Scott que apoya a los activistas cubanos por la democracia y condena los abusos de los derechos humanos en la Cuba comunista

El Senado de los Estados Unidos aprobó anoche por unanimidad la resolución del Senador Rick Scott apoyando a José Daniel Ferrer y otros activistas por la democracia cubana, y condenando la brutal tortura, el injusto encarcelamiento y la severa opresión a lo que el ilegítimo régimen comunista cubano está sometiendo a los cubanos inocentes todos los días. Durante casi un mes, el Senador Scott ha exigido que el Presidente Biden tome medidas inmediatas para asegurar visitas médicas humanitarias para los presos políticos del régimen. Esta resolución fue copatrocinada por los Senadores Marco Rubio y Mike Braun. Los Congresistas Mario Díaz-Balart y Carlos Giménez y la Congresista María Elvira Salazar introdujeron esta resolución en la Cámara de Representantes.

El Senador Rick Scott dijo: “Anoche, el Senado de los Estados Unidos envió un fuerte mensaje al ilegítimo régimen comunista cubano de que estamos unidos para apoyar al valiente pueblo de Cuba que lucha incansablemente por la libertad, y no nos detendremos hasta que haya un nuevo día de la libertad en la isla. Estoy orgulloso de que mis colegas del Senado se unieran para aprobar por unanimidad mi resolución de apoyo a los valientes activistas democráticos cubanos y condenar enérgicamente los abusos de los derechos humanos del ilegítimo régimen comunista cubano, pero no podemos detenernos ahora. Cubanos inocentes están muriendo simplemente porque quieren libertad y democracia para sus familias, y otros, como José Daniel Ferrer, están siendo torturados sin piedad. No dejaré de luchar para apoyar a estos valientes activistas por la libertad y a todos los que exigen el fin del brutal régimen comunista cubano”. Lea más AQUÍ.

Sens. Rick Scott and Tim Scott Demand Answers from Cardona on Scheme to Label Parents “Domestic Terrorists”

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Tim Scott and their Republican colleagues to demand answers from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona following reports that he played a key role in orchestrating a letter from the National School Board Association (NSBA) that called concerned parents “domestic terrorists.” Read more from Senator Tim Scott’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott on CPI Inflation Report: Democrats Have Turned Their Backs on American Families

Following the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Senator Rick Scott released the below statement highlighting the need to implement substantive fiscal reforms to end the ongoing inflation crisis fueled by the Biden administration’s tax-and-spend agenda. December’s CPI data shows that there has been a significant increase in inflation every month of Biden’s presidency. Year over year consumer prices increased 7.0% in December—the highest increase on record in 40 years.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden’s presidency has been nothing but non-stop failure. Since Biden took office, Americans have been hit with the highest inflation increases in decades, yet the president has done NOTHING to stop skyrocketing prices. Instead of taking care of the issues that are hurting hardworking families, Biden and his Democrat underlings in Congress are 100% focused on their radical plan to federalize elections. It’s shameful just how far Joe Biden will go to put the Democrats’ political power grab over the needs of the American people.

“I recently heard from a woman in Florida who helps operate a food pantry. It used to be normal for her to serve about 15 families per day, but now she is seeing upwards of 70 families per day. The terrible thing about inflation is that as more folks are coming to her food pantry in need, it’s getting harder and harder to afford to help them. That’s the reality of Joe Biden’s inflation crisis and I am sick and tired of seeing this failed president do NOTHING to help. I came to Washington to make this place work for Florida families. The reckless spending must end. The socialist agenda must end. Democrats may have turned their backs on the American people, but I won’t stop fighting.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott on PPI Inflation Report: Joe Biden Continues to Fail the American People

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) releasefrom the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which showed inflation continued to rise in December increasing 9.7% over the year.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Growing up, I watched my family struggle to make ends meet. I watched my mom have to take odd jobs to make sure we had enough to put food on the table – and sometimes we just had to go without. Biden’s inflation crisis is forcing millions of families across America into this same struggle and he’s doing NOTHING to fix it. It makes me furious to see Democrats so blatantly disregard the real pain they are inflicting on so many Americans. If Biden and the Democrats won’t step up, they need to step aside. The American people deserve better.” Read more HERE.

 

Sen. Rick Scott Demands Answers from Team USA on Protecting American Athletes at the 2022 Beijing Olympics

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, demanding answers on how Team USA plans to protect athletes from the Chinese Communist Party at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Games. In the letter, Senator Scott asks Team USA how it will prevent athlete’s sensitive information from getting into the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, and how it will ensure athletes are allowed to speak and communicate freely. This letter follows Senator Scott’s letter to President Biden asking what resources the federal government will deploy to ensure the safety of American athletes and coaches traveling to Communist China. President Biden has provided no response. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to Travel Advisors: Don’t Allow Tourism to Fund the Communist Cuban Regime

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to the Chair of the World Travel Agents Association Alliance (WTAAA), Lars Thykier, and the President of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA), Zane Kerby, urging them to reconsider any plans to facilitate travel to Cuba. Nearly all commerce in Cuba, especially tourism, directly benefits the illegitimate communist regime and its military, not the people, and funds the regime’s torture, unjust imprisonment and brutal oppression of innocent Cuban families. Read more HERE.

Senador Rick Scott a asesores de viajes: No permitan que el turismo financie el régimen comunista cubano

El Senador Rick Scott envió una carta al Presidente de la Alianza de la Asociación Mundial de Agentes de Viajes (WTAAA, por sus siglas en inglés), Lars Thykier, y al Presidente de la Sociedad Estadounidense de Asesores de Viajes (ASTA, por sus siglas en inglés), Zane Kerby, instándolos a reconsiderar cualquier plan que facilite los viajes a Cuba. Casi todo el comercio en Cuba, especialmente el turismo, beneficia directamente al régimen comunista ilegítimo y su ejército, no al pueblo, y financia la tortura, el encarcelamiento injusto y la opresión brutal del régimen de familias cubanas inocentes. Lea más AQUÍ.

Sen. Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update on Biden’s Inflation Crisis

Following the release of December’s staggering Producer (PPI) and Consumer Price (CPI) Indexes earlier this week, Senator Rick Scott released a weekly update on his actions to fight Joe Biden’s raging inflation and debt crises. PPI and CPI data showed inflation continued to rise in December increasing 9.7% and 7.0% respectively over the year. Senator Scott has been adamant about the need to implement substantive fiscal reforms to end the ongoing inflation crisis fueled by the Biden administration’s socialist tax-and-spend agenda. December’s data shows that there has been a significant increase in inflation every month of Biden’s presidency, resulting in the highest inflation increases in 40 years. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott in The Washington Post: The International Olympic Committee is in Bed with Beijing

Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the Washington Post in response to a recent op-edhighlighting the fact that the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) is refusing to meet with human rights groups and is helping Communist China whitewash its genocide of Uyghurs.

In the letter to the editor, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “…why is it that the human rights director for the IOC is refusing to meet with the Coalition to End Forced Labor in the Uyghur Region, a coalition of human rights groups and trade unions?

“The answer is simple: The IOC would rather stay in the good graces of a genocidal regime than stand up for human rights or protect the athletes who are entrusted to their care during competition.

Every freedom-loving country must do what IOC President Thomas Bach is too cowardly to do: Stand up to Chinese President Xi Jinping and punish him for his genocide in Xinjiang and his gross abuses in Taiwan, Tibet and Hong Kong.”

Read the full letter to the editor in the Washington Post HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott in Fox News: Biden and Schumer’s Shameless Filibuster Hypocrisy

Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox News in response to President Biden and Senate Democrats complete hypocrisy shown in their attempts to end the filibuster rule.

In the op-edSenator Rick Scott wrote, “I’ve only been in Washington for three years, but one thing I’ve noticed is that career politicians seem to coincidentally forget everything they’ve said in the past. It happens in Congress all the time, but the flip-flops we are seeing from Senate Democrats right now on the filibuster is a case study in career politician amnesia. 

For decades, the legislative filibuster has served as a defining rule of the United States Senate. The filibuster requires a 60-vote threshold to end debate on pending legislation, protects the minority party’s rights, fosters bipartisan cooperation and safeguards the interests of millions of Americans.

Here’s what’s strange (or not so strange, if you know how things work in Washington).  So many Senate Democrats who are fighting to eliminate this long-standing rule were once, and in most cases very recently, its most vocal supporters.

For decades, Democrats defended the filibuster as a vital and necessary rule to protect minority party rights. Now that Democrats have the majority, too many only care about one thing – radically transforming America and doing whatever they can to hold on to power.

So why the change of heart? Why are Democrats willing to be so blatantly hypocritical and flip-flop in such dramatic fashion?

The answer is simple. Democrats want to do whatever it takes to keep themselves in power. That’s why they’re pushing a bill that would completely upend our current election system. They know if they pull this off, and pass their radical, dangerous bill to federalize elections and gut Voter ID laws across the country, it will effectively secure their hold on power in Washington.

Democrats can posture all they want, but the American people see them for what they really are – self-interested, power-hungry career politicians.”

Read the op-ed in Fox News HERE.

Fox News Rundown: Republicans Reject Democrats’ Voting Rights Rhetoric

Forbes: Rick Scott Warns Ending Filibuster Will Turn America Into ‘New Socialist State’

Forbes: Rick Scott: Democrats Only Care About Winning Elections, Aren’t Dealing With Real Issues

Florida Daily: Florida’s Senators Back the Coronavirus Origin Validation, Investigation, and Determination Act

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Urges HHS to Reject COVID Tests Made in China

Radio Television Martí: Senado de EEUU aprueba por unanimidad resolución que honra a Ferrer y a otros activistas cubanos (VIDEO)

ADN Cuba: Senado de EEUU aprueba resolución en honor a Ferrer y activistas cubanos

America Teve: Senado de EEUU exige por unanimidad libertad de Ferrer y presos políticos en Cuba

Alberto News: Senado de EE.UU. aprueba por unanimidad la resolución que apoya a los activistas cubanos por la democracia y condena los abusos en Cuba

Diario de Cuba: El líder opositor cubano José Daniel Ferrer sigue en condiciones degradantes, denuncian familiares

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