Sunday marks the 55th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs effort to remove Fidel Castro and the communist regime from power in Cuba. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to honor the men who tried to overthrow Castro. His remarks are as follows:
From her perch as chairwoman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., held a hearing on Wednesday on Assessing President Obama’s Middle East and North Africa FY 2017 Budget Request.” Her opening statement is below:
We’re here today to discuss the president’s FY17 budget request for the Middle East and North Africa region.
Nick Tomboulides, the executive director of U.S. Term Limits, offered the following response to an open letter to him from U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Wilcox about a term limits pledge:
I don’t know U.S. Senate candidate Todd Wilcox, but he seems to be a patriot and man of integrity. My issue with Wilcox is not a personal one, but rather about his policy stance on term limits for members of Congress.
With recent comments by Donald Trump about who he’d consider being his running mate, it made me think about what a Trump Cabinet might look like if he selected only from his competitors.
On Tuesday, businessman and Army veteran Todd Wilcox, now running for the Republican nomination in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, replied to Nick Tomboulides from US Term Limits who took aim at him in an email on Monday for refusing to sign his group’s term limits pledge. Wilcox’s response is included below followed by Toumboulides’ message:
I couldn't agree more with the principle on which US Term Limits was founded: citizen legislators, not career politicians.
On Friday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., held a press conference and expressed his support for President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend $1.9 billion to battle Zika. Rubio stressed the funds should only be used to fight Zika.
Rubio’s remarks were as follows:
At a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., stressed the importance of the U.S. commitments to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Japan and South Korea. Rubio said the following:
A glance at the March jobs numbers released last week suggests that the national economy is doing fairly well. Over 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate was virtually unchanged at 5 percent.
Trump foes are cheering Chris Matthews and MSNBC for setting the trap. They think they got what they most need: evidence that Donald Trump is “anti-woman."
A new measure introduced by U.S. Reps. David Jolly and Gus Bilirakis, both R-Fla., that would postpone vital reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program, while well-intentioned, also would be bad for taxpayers and consumers.