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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.

Honoring Freedom Fighters on 55th Anniversary of Bay of Pigs

April 15, 2016 - 9:45am

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:

Federal Zika Funding Must Be Used Only For Zika

April 11, 2016 - 9:45am

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:

U.S. Alliances With NATO, South Korea, Japan As Indispensable As Ever

April 7, 2016 - 9:45am

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:

Genocide Determination Long Overdue

March 18, 2016 - 10:15am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., weighed in on Thursday after the State Department determined that ISIS has been committing genocide against religious minorities in the Middle East:

President Obama’s ‘Plan’ to Close Guantanamo Bay Is Dangerous

February 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

President Obama’s dangerous and disastrous national security policy continues with the release of his so-called “plan” to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. After seven years, President Obama has still not explained to the American people in sufficient detail where, under what authorities, and at what cost he will detain some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists.

Good Riddance to 'Jihadi John'

January 20, 2016 - 9:30am

With the Islamic State (ISIS) confirming the death in November of their operative Mohammed Emwazi, the English born terrorist labeled “Jihadi John,” U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee and a Republican presidential candidate, weighed in on Tuesday. Rubio noted Emwazi had taken part in the murder of Steven Sotloff, a journalist who was born in and based out of Miami. 

Taiwan's First Female President Shows It's Commitment to Democracy

January 18, 2016 - 1:30pm

Tsai Ing-wen was elected last week to be Taiwan’s next president. U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism Subcommittee, congratulated her on Saturday and pointed to Taiwan as a fledgling democracy with much potential :

On International Human Rights Day, U.S. Needs a Foreign Policy That Lends a Voice to Voiceless

December 10, 2015 - 4:15pm

Today we commemorate International Human Rights Day. It’s an occasion to be thankful for our God-given rights but also to remember that there are millions of people around the world who are denied their most basic human rights every day. 

Senate Democrats, DC Dysfunction Stand In Way Of Reforming VA, Holding Bureaucrats Accountable

October 21, 2015 - 9:00am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to make the case for major reforms to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Rubio showcased his “VA Accountability Act” which would give the VA secretary more power to fire underperforming and incompetent employees. The bill has been blocked by Senate Democrats. U.S. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, is backing a similar bill in the House. 



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