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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Offer Proposal to Combat Global Human Trafficking

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., championed U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez’s, D-NJ, proposal to reauthorize the “Trafficking Victims Protection Act.” Menendez introduced the “International Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act” to “reauthorize and enhance critical...

Marco Rubio Helps Get United States-Ecuador Partnership Bill to Senate Floor

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., helped move the “United States-Ecuador Partnership Act” to the U.S. Senate floor. Introduced by U.S. Senate Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and championed by Rubio and U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine,...

With Russia Threat Looming, Marco Rubio Wants More Support for Ukraine

As tensions grow between Russia and Ukraine, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Jim Risch’s, R-Idaho, proposal to “provide critical support to Ukraine as it faces the threat of...

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Staff Up at Moscow Embassy and Get Ready...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined U.S. Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Jim Risch, R-Idaho, and Bob Menendez, D-NJ, in sending a letter to President Joe Biden on Tuesday, urging him to take immediate action...

Florida Senators: Time to Stop Funding UNRWA Until it Ends Anti-American, Anti-Israel Activities

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch’s bill “outlines a comprehensive approach to cease U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), unless the U.S. Secretary of State certifies to Congress that UNRWA no longer employs, or is associated with terrorist organizations, no longer allows its facilities to be used by terrorist organizations, allows independent audits of its finances, and no longer publishes anti-American or anti-Israel materials.” 

Marco Rubio Joins Senators in Calling on Joe Biden to Investigate Origins of COVID-19

Recently, Rubio introduced the COVID Act of 2021, which would authorize sanctions and other restrictions if, within 90 days after enactment, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues to refuse to allow a credible and comprehensive investigation into the origins of COVID-19 to be conducted at suspect laboratories in Wuhan. Investigating the origins of COVID is crucial to preventing a similar calamity in the future.
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Marco Rubio Wants Senate Foreign Relationship Committee to Hold Hearings on Cuba

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. sent a letter to U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and Jim Risch, R-Id., the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, urging them to hold a full committee hearing on Cuba as protests against the communist regime led by Castro/Díaz-Canel’s dictatorship continue to occur throughout the island. 

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...

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Commit to Credible Extended Deterrence During U.S.-South Korea...

“President Biden’s summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in this week provides an important opportunity to strengthen our bilateral alliance and advance shared interests on North Korea and other challenges in the Indo-Pacific region. In particular, President Biden should commit to credible and effective extended nuclear deterrence for the future, backed by a fully modernized U.S. nuclear triad, select capabilities critical for extended deterrence, and deeper cooperation with South Korea. 

Marco Rubio, South Florida Representatives Take Aim at Venezuela’s National Electoral Council

Maduro named the new members of the CNE this week in a move to help establish a better relationship with the Biden administration. 

Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Engage With El Salvador During Current Political Crisis

Since taking office almost two years ago, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador has grown increasingly powerful. 

Florida’s Senators Urge State Department to Stop Funding UNRWA Until Reforms Enacted

Last week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined almost 20 Republicans in the U.S. Senate in sending a letter to U.S. Sec. of State Antony Blinken expressing concern for the Biden administration’s...