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The VA Needs More Accountability

May 18, 2017 - 11:00am

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio testified before the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee on his “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act" which would “reform the VA by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees, and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers.” Last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., to bring out the proposal. Rubio’s testimony is below:

Montenegro Should Be Included in NATO

March 28, 2017 - 8:30am

Ahead of the U.S. Senate’s procedural vote to consider the Montenegro Treaty, Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke on the Senate floor on Monday  and urged his colleagues to support the accession of Montenegro to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Last week, Rubio met with Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srdjan Darmanovic and reiterated his support for the country to join NATO, which will help counter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe. Rubio’s remarks are below:

Keep Sanctions on Russia

February 9, 2017 - 12:45pm

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor and explained the importance of maintaining and expanding U.S. sanctions on Russia until they withdraw from Crimea and respect the sovereignty of Ukraine. Rubio also highlighted the plight of Russian dissidents Vladimir Kara-Murza and Alexei Navalny.

China Needs to Release Two Political Prisoners

February 7, 2017 - 12:15pm

On Monday night, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to highlight the plight of two lawyers imprisoned by the Chinese government for their human rights advocacy. Rubio’s speech was his second in 2017 as part of his #expressionNOToppression initiative, which highlights human rights abuses around the world.

Cuba Should Release Political Prisoner Dr. Eduardo Cardet

February 1, 2017 - 1:45pm

During a Senate floor speech on Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., highlighted the plight of Cuban dissident Dr. Eduardo Cardet, who was beaten and imprisoned for opposing the Castro regime. Rubio’s remarks are part of his #expressionNOToppression initiative, which highlights human rights abuses around the world. 

Instability Continues in Haiti But U.S. Should Not Fund Elections

July 21, 2016 - 9:30am

The Haitian people must be allowed to elect a president, without further arbitrary delays, who can govern the country effectively, responsibly and democratically. Haiti’s current environment of political instability has allowed rival groups to use violence to intimidate the National Assembly and prevent it from doing its duty to replace the de facto government with an interim head of government with the sole mandate of completing the electoral cycle that was disrupted by violence earlier this year. 

China Should Accept Hague Ruling on South China Sea

July 12, 2016 - 7:00pm

From his perches on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Monday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in on the decision by an international tribunal in The Hague regarding China’s claims in the South China Sea:

Ahead Of Warsaw Summit, NATO Alliance Remains Important

July 8, 2016 - 2:00pm

As leaders of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) gather in Warsaw today, the NATO alliance is more essential than ever to U.S. and transatlantic security.

Elie Wiesel's Work Remains Relevant

July 5, 2016 - 12:00pm

For many parents, the realities of the Holocaust are so gruesome that we often wrestle with how early in our children's lives they should be exposed to the horrors that transpired across Europe's concentration camps and ghettos in the 1930s and 1940s.

My Decision to Run for Second Term in the Senate

June 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Marco Rubio

In politics, admitting you've changed your mind is not something most people like to do. But here it goes. 

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