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“Ultimately the best thing for the country is to be able to pass a compromise like we did the first couple of times. This time, I guess it is too close to the election, and they’ve decided that they’re better off by doing nothing at all. I disagree, and I think the voters are going to disagree,” Rubio told the media.
The bill passed as 224 Democrats voted for it while 189 votes were cast against it as 7 Democrats joined 182 Republicans in opposing it while 17 members did not vote. Party lines held in the Florida delegation though three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Reps. Neal Dunn, Francis Rooney and Ted Yoho--did not vote. Rooney, who came down with coronavirus and is in his last months in Congress, has missed several votes this year.