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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. 

Swapping Cuban Spy For American Cop Killer A Non-Starter

June 11, 2016 - 6:00am

With reports that the U.S. government and Cuban regime have discussed the possibility of releasing convicted Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes in exchange for Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey police officer and has been living in Cuba for decades, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., expressed his firm opposition to the idea this week:

Congress Needs to Address Growing Zika Threat

April 27, 2016 - 1:30pm

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to back President Barack Obama’s call for $1.9 billion in federal funds to combat the Zika virus. His remarks were as follows:

The president has asked for $1.9 billion in funding and I am generally supportive of that request. I believe we need to deal with these issues on the front end, as quickly as possible.

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