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Rick Scott benefitting from Washington’s dysfunction
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Rick Scott benefitting from Washington’s dysfunction


Freshman U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R) is benefitting from the all the dysfunction in Washington, as several of his key legislative initiatives have begun to gain traction.

Scott’s term limits proposal is popular in both chambers of Congress, and his anti-lobbying BLAST Act just received a huge boost of support after Sen. Ted Cruz (R) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) agreed to join forces to permanently ban lobbying for former members of Congress.

Because of the ongoing congressional stalemate, Scott has decided to d0uble down on his “Make Washington Work” plan, which proposes “real reforms” that would essentially “create a system” that leaves “career politicians” out of the loop.

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The plan is comprised mainly of two resolutions and bills.

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  1. J. Res. 21 – Joint Resolution proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution to:
    • Require a supermajority vote to raise taxes or fees.
      Two-thirds approval of each House of Congress would be required to impose or raise any tax or fee.
    • Establish term limits for Members of Congress.
      No Member of Congress would be permitted to serve longer than 12 years in either House of Congress (6 terms in the House of Representatives, and 2 terms in the Senate). Current Members of Congress would be grandfathered in, or with term limits commencing at the beginning of the next elected term.
    • Provide a modified version of line-item veto authorityfor the President of the United States.


  1. 1444 – Bill to amend the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 to eliminate automatic pay raises for Members of Congress.

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at [email protected]

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