Rubio, Cruz Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Sanctions on Venezuela

Rubio, Cruz Introduce Bill to Reauthorize Sanctions on Venezuela

Jackson Bakich
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December 1, 2023
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced the Venezuela Defense of Human Rights and Civil Society Reauthorization Act of 2023 in hopes of ensuring that the current sanctions against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his regime remain in place. The sanctions are set to expire on Dec. 21. In October, the Biden administration had struck a […]
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Calls to Reimpose Sanctions on Venezuela Increase as Deadline for Machado’s Reinstatement Nears

Calls to Reimpose Sanctions on Venezuela Increase as Deadline for Machado’s Reinstatement Nears

Mateo Guillamont
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November 10, 2023
Tallahassee, Fl- Florida Senator Bryan Avila (R) has floored a memorial requesting President Joe Biden reinstate recently lifted sanctions on Venezuela.  Senator Avila’s request is the latest of sundry legislative initiatives which have called for President Biden to reimpose sanctions on President Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian regime.  Last October, Biden agreed to partially lift economic sanctions […]
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Blinken Weighs Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela after Inquiry by Rubio

Blinken Weighs Reimposing Sanctions on Venezuela after Inquiry by Rubio

Mateo Guillamont
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November 1, 2023
Washington, D.C.- US Secretary of State Andrew Blinken stated the US is considering reimposing sanctions on Venezuela during a Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing. Secretary Blinken’s statements were made after being asked by Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fl) on the issue. Senator Rubio asked Blinken if, given Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s latest attempt at preventing free and […]
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Rubio Urges Biden Administration to Combat China-Iran Oil Partnership

Rubio Urges Biden Administration to Combat China-Iran Oil Partnership

Jackson Bakich
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July 14, 2023
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has led his colleagues in urging the Biden administration to counteract the Chinese-Iranian oil relationship that has benefitted the American adversaries. Without sanctions on the oil purchases, the senators believe that the current relationship between the two nations “benefits not only Beijing’s genocidal regime, but also Tehran’s suppression of peaceful protestors […]
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Moskowitz, Lawler Discuss SHIP Act and Working Across the Aisle

Moskowitz, Lawler Discuss SHIP Act and Working Across the Aisle

Grayson Bakich
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July 10, 2023
Representatives Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) and Mike Lawler (R-NY) have introduced the Stop Harboring Iranian Petroleum (SHIP) Act, designed to strengthen existing sanctions against Iran and its oil exports. More recently, Reps. Moskowitz and Lawler appeared on Fox News's Special Report with Bret Baier to discuss not only the importance of the bill but also the importance of Congress […]
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Rubio, Salazar Denounce Venezuelan Regime’s Ban of Government Challenger Machado

Rubio, Salazar Denounce Venezuelan Regime’s Ban of Government Challenger Machado

Mateo Guillamont
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July 3, 2023
Florida Politicians have thrashed the Venezuelan government’s recent banning of Venezuelan Presidential hopeful Maria Corina Machado. Machado has been actively campaigning against the current Nicolas Maduro regime in preparation for Venezuela’s upcoming 2024 presidential elections. On June 30th, the Venezuelan government barred Machado from participating in the upcoming elections. Maduro’s regime cited Machado’s support for […]
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Venezuela's Dictator Maduro Continues Strengthening Ties With China and Russia

Venezuela's Dictator Maduro Continues Strengthening Ties With China and Russia

Javier Manjarres
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June 7, 2023
Venezuelan Dictator Nicolas Maduro has been busy strengthening ties with U.S. adversary nations.  After attending Turkey´s Tayyip Erdogan’s presidential inauguration, he visited Saudi Arabia, which recently signed cooperation agreements with Iran —brokered by China— and Syria— to strengthen bilateral political, diplomatic, and energy relations. Meanwhile, in this hemisphere, Maduro hosted Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei […]
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Rep. Mills Sounds Off on Russia-Saudi Oil Alliance

Rep. Mills Sounds Off on Russia-Saudi Oil Alliance

Jackson Bakich
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April 17, 2023
Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, countries including the United States and western Europe made efforts – and paid the price – enacting sanctions on the Russian government and their oil industry, which, in turn, hiked up gas and oil prices for Americans to unfathomable levels. At one point, gas prices were over five dollars […]
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Scott, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop Sale of Crude Oil to China

Scott, Manchin Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Stop Sale of Crude Oil to China

Jackson Bakich
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February 6, 2023
Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) introduced a bipartisan bill that looks to ban the sale of crude oil from the United States, specifically from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to companies owned by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). It would also ban the sale of any crude oil from the SPR […]
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Rubio Introduces Bill Looking to Force Venezuela into Acknowledge Human Rights

Rubio Introduces Bill Looking to Force Venezuela into Acknowledge Human Rights

Jackson Bakich
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December 22, 2022
Sen. Marco Rubio and Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID) introduced legislation that would force Venezuela to take steps to secure pro-democracy institutions and rule of law, or else the United States will not lift any sanctions upon Maduro and his regime. The bill is known as the Venezuelan Democracy Act.  In the past, Republicans have reprimanded […]
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Rubio, Senate Republicans Introduce Bill Banning Energy Imports from Iran, Venezuela

Rubio, Senate Republicans Introduce Bill Banning Energy Imports from Iran, Venezuela

Jackson Bakich
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August 1, 2022
With the Biden administration’s hesitancy to give the nod of approval for renewed American oil production, conservatives have called out the President for going to international energy in order to satiate the nation’s demands. Conservatives like Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and other Republican lawmakers have just introduced a bill that would ban oil and natural […]
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Biden Sends 5 Million Barrels of Oil Overseas; FL Politicians React

Biden Sends 5 Million Barrels of Oil Overseas; FL Politicians React

Jackson Bakich
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July 7, 2022
According to AAA, Gas prices have dipped around 15 cents across the country in the past month but are still about $1.59 higher than a year ago. Conservatives around the country have been a constant reminder to the Biden administration about this issue. Moreover, Reuters shared a report stating that the Biden administration sent a […]
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Rubio, Scott Sponsor Bill Aimed at Stopping the Export of Oil to China

Rubio, Scott Sponsor Bill Aimed at Stopping the Export of Oil to China

Jackson Bakich
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June 20, 2022
Gas prices have stayed stagnant at around 5 dollars over the past week as the nationwide average has dipped 3 cents since the U.S. saw its highest average ever at $5.016. Americans’ checkbooks and wallets have taken a hit as the cost of living has increased significantly due to the rising fuel and oil prices […]
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Biden Gives Putin a Pass, now Blames Republicans for Inflation

Biden Gives Putin a Pass, now Blames Republicans for Inflation

Jackson Bakich
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June 17, 2022
Gas prices are still at historic highs and diesel hit its highest rate ever today at $5.798. Those in the Biden administration haven’t necessarily provided solutions to bring down gas prices but have offered the blame game to the American people. After weeks of blaming Putin and the “Putin Price Hike,” President Joe Biden (D) […]
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Biden Brags About His Time in Office Despite Low Poll Numbers

Biden Brags About His Time in Office Despite Low Poll Numbers

Jackson Bakich
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June 7, 2022
Since the start of the Russo-Ukrainian War, The Floridian has been diligent in monitoring gas prices, inflation, and the Biden administration’s policy decisions and their impact on the American economy, the worldwide economy, and geo-political relations as a whole. We’ve seen the administration go to Maduro in Venezuela for oil, we’ve seen Biden’s approval rating […]
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Waltz: Biden is

Waltz: Biden is "Lining the Pockets of a Dictator", Maduro

Jackson Bakich
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June 6, 2022
It appears the United States is going from supporting one dictator to another when it comes to influencing the purchase of oil around the globe. In an effort to slow down Russian President Vladimir Putin and his campaign in east Ukraine, the Biden administration is poised to allow the shipment of oil from Venezuela into […]
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Gas Prices Reach a New Historic High

Gas Prices Reach a New Historic High

Jackson Bakich
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June 1, 2022
In the middle of March, The Floridian wrote multiple stories on the rising gas prices, inflation, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and how all three are intertwined. Some politicians, some experts, and statistics themselves tried to warn us about the devastating effects that would occur in the weeks to come. But it appears our […]
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Gas Prices Could Affect Storm Evacuations

Gas Prices Could Affect Storm Evacuations

News Service of Florida
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June 1, 2022
Record fuel prices could make many Floridians less willing to evacuate if they are threatened by hurricanes, the AAA auto club said. With the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Florida at a near-record $4.57 on Tuesday, AAA released survey results that said 42 percent of Floridians might be hesitant about […]
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