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Florida’s Senators Back Bill Cassidy’s Resolution Urging Biden Work With Congress Against Violent Crime

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--are backing U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., resolution “calling on the Biden administration to work with Congress to develop a plan to combat the rise of...

Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Urge Treasury Department to Implement Corporate Transparency Act

This week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., led a letter to U.S. Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen and Acting Director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Himamauli Das regarding the...
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Marco Rubio Wants Closer Ties to the Dominican Republic

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is backing a measure “reaffirming the importance of the partnership between the governments of the United States and the Dominican Republic" and “recognizes the enduring diplomatic, economic, and cultural...
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Marco Rubio, South Florida Congresswomen Want to Reauthorize Programs Helping Haiti

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., teamed up on a proposal to reauthorize federal programs that help Haiti through 2035. Rubio, R-Fla., and...

Florida’s Senators Want to Impose Sanctions on Daniel Ortega as Nicaraguan Regime Jails Opponents

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined by 14 of his Senate colleagues, including Florida’s two U.S. senators, to draw attention to the Ortega regime’s...

Marco Rubio: We Need to Delay Hiking Rates on Most NFIP Policyholders

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a bill which “would require the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to delay its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Risk Rating 2.0 rollout until September 30,...

Marco Rubio Wants Biden Administration to Do More in Holding Ortega Regime in Nicaragua

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, Patrick Leahy D-Vt., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Todd Young, R-Ind., and Bill Cassidy, R-La. in sending a letter to...
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Dan Webster Brings Back the Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced the bill in the U.S. Senate at the end of last month. Rubio has been pushing the “Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” since 2018 and he reintroduced it this week.

Marco Rubio Backs Tim Kaine’s Bill to Expand Childhood Cancer Research

“This bipartisan legislation would provide a new source of funding for the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First) by redirecting penalties collected from pharmaceutical, cosmetic, supplement, and medical device companies that break the law to pediatric and childhood cancer research," Rubio’s office noted on Monday.
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Marco Rubio Backs Jeanne Shaheen’s Proposal to Reduce Prescription Drug Prices

The bill “would tackle exorbitant prescription costs by increasing competition for generic drugs through better oversight of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) citizen petition process.”

Marco Rubio Calls for More Respect for Nicaraguan Civil Society and Press Freedoms

In their letter, the senators expressed concern about recent actions to codify press censorship and further restrict activities of civil society and political opponents ahead of November 2021 presidential elections, including the recent passage of the so-called “Foreign Agents” Law and the Special Law on Cybercrimes.

Florida’s Senators Mull Over Bipartisan Proposal for $908 Billion Coronavirus Stimulus

Rubio, who leads the U.S. Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, thanked the backers of the proposal but noted that it provides less than $300 billion for small businesses, including another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and more funds for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).