For the past two weeks, Americans have watched petty partisan bickering in Washington, D.C. result in a partial government shutdown. And while that may go on for some time, I am optimistic this new Congress can deliver important victories for Floridians and our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday to outline the path forward on the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia following the murder of Washington Post Columnist Jamal Khashoggi. A full transcript of Rubio’s remarks is below:
At the Heritage Foundation’s 2018 Antipoverty Forum on Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., called for a revival of the dignity of work in America in order to preserve the American Dream for future generations. A partial transcript of Rubio’s remarks is below:
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., led a group of U.S. Senators this week in a letter urging U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reaffirm America’s commitment to democratic principles and human rights in Egypt ahead of their presidential election later this month.
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:
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.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., urged President Donald Trump to put the Department of Defense (DOD) in charge of handling the logistics of distributing recovery aid in Puerto Rico as the island grapples with the crisis caused by Hurricane Maria.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., sent a letter to U.S. Navy Sec. Richard Spencer calling him to expand the review announced in the wake of two deadly collisions to include all ships, including those stationed at Naval Station Mayport on the First Coast.
On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined Vice President Mike Pence, Gov. Rick Scott, and U.S. Rep. Mario Díaz-Balart, R-Fla., to meet with members of the Venezuelan exile community, local leaders, and elected officials about the continuing deterioration of democracy, the lack of respect for human rights, and unrest in Venezuela. After the listening session, Rubio delivered remarks at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Doral. His remarks are as follows:
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., appeared on Globovisión on Monday night to speak directly to the Venezuelan people, expressing his opposition to the Maduro regime. An English translation of his remarks are below: