Thursday, June 24, 2021
Rubio is the chairman of the CECC and a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. He and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, R-NJ, the cochairman of the CECC, held a hearing on “The Communist Party’s Crackdown on Religion in China” on Wednesday. 
The agreement, which was signed on Monday, will take effect in the spring. 
Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wy., Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., Chris Murphy, D-Ct., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, in bringing out a resolution condemning the attacks and calling for the release of Ukrainian sailors.
Strum starts his new task on January 8 as DeSantis gets ready to take over from Scott who faces term limits.  
Rubio backed the White House for imposing sanctions on 17 Saudis under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act this week. Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, was killed gruesomely when he went into the Saudi embassy in Istanbul last month. 
Earlier in October, Rubio joined Young and Gardner in calling on Trump to investigate the Saudi role in Khashoggi’s death and consider sanctions. 
Yoho is a possible contender to replace U.S. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., the outgoing chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. 
Rubio paired up with South Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to write U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on the matter on Thursday. 
From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., hit the Sunday morning talk shows focused on missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and a critic of the Saudi regime, who was last seen entering that nation’s consulate in Istanbul last week. 
After getting it through the U.S. House Ways and Means and the Homeland Security Committee, the House passed the bill on voice vote on Tuesday. With the clock ticking until the end of session, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.