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Marco Rubio: State Department Should Reveal Human Rights Abusers Barred From Entering the U.S.

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin brought out the “Revealing and Explaining Visa Exclusions for Accountability and Legitimacy (REVEAL) Act” with Rubio as a co-sponsor. They noted that, as of now, the White House and U.S. State Department “generally keeps the identities of these individuals confidential, preventing public ‘naming and shaming’ that would increase the deterrent effect of visa sanctions.”
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Marco Rubio, Lois Frankel Want State Department to Push Saudi Arabia on Human Rights

Rubio and Frankel wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo on the matter on Monday. Besides the two members of the Florida delegation, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Mary., and U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., led the letter.
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Marco Rubio Wants to Review American Relations With Saudi Arabia

On Wednesday, Rubio paired up with U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to bring out “the Saudi Arabia Diplomatic Review Act” (SADRA). The bill would have the executive branch examine the connections between the two nations.
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Marco Rubio Wants Answers From Rick Perry on Energy Department Helping Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear...

The senators paired up again this week to press U.S. Energy Sec. Rick Perry--briefly a rival to Rubio in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries--on the matter, as the Energy Department grows increasingly open to helping Saudi Arabia’s nuclear ambitions.

Marco Rubio Doubles Down on His Opposition to Helping Saudi Arabia Obtain Nuclear Weapons

At the end of last week, Rubio teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, to call on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to “open a review into the Trump Administration’s negotiations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as any negotiation by the executive branch since December 2009, regarding a civil nuclear cooperation agreement.”

Marco Rubio, Ted Yoho Champion the Saudi Nuclear Nonproliferation Act

The two Florida Republicans are leading the charge on Capitol Hill to ensure Congress plays a role if the Trump administration decides to help Saudi Arabia with its efforts to achieve nuclear weapons.

Marco Rubio: State Department Needs to Examine Saudi Education

Rubio paired up with Senate Democrats Ed Marley of Massachusetts and Ron Wyden of Oregon on Wednesday to showcase the “Saudi Educational Transparency and Reform Act” which would make the State Department “report on religious intolerance in education materials and curriculums distributed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."

Marco Rubio: War Powers Resolution is the Wrong Way to Deal with Yemen Conflict

On Thursday, in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., addressed U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemen conflict. Rubio said the following: I want to start by thanking...

The Khashoggi Affair: If MBS Is Guilty…

What if this charismatic leader of an Islamic monarchy with a strict system of Sharia-based laws is guilty? What if MBS, who rules a country in which hands are cut off for shoplifting, in which a Muslim can be killed for abandoning Islam, and in which husbands are routinely allowed to hit their wives, is found guilty of ordering the Khashoggi execution?
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Marco Rubio: Trump Administration Needs to Hold Saudis Accountable for Khashoggi Murder

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is helping lead the charge on Capitol Hill against Saudi Arabia, calling on the Trump administration to hold Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) accountable for the...

Ted Deutch Ready to Rumble With Donald Trump Over Saudi Arabia

On Tuesday, Trump announced that the U.S. will continue to support the Saudi regime even no matter the role played by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) in the brutal murder of journalist and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Reports indicate that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has discovered that MBS ordered the murder. 

Marco Rubio Backs Sanctions Against Saudis Connected to Khashoggi Murder

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. 
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