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Florida’s Senators Urge State Department to Support Tibet Over Communist China

Last week, U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., led a group of bipartisan colleagues in a letter to Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights...

Marco Rubio Urges Joe Biden to Help Haiti After Assassination of President Jovenel Moise

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.., joined U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and other senators in sending a letter to President Joe Biden expressing their deep concern with the political unrest and security...

Marco Rubio Urges Senate to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Rubio was joined by U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, Mike Rounds, R-SD, Joe Manchin, D-WV, Susan Collins, R-Maine, Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., and John Thune, R-SD, in sending a letter to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee  Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. and Vice Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., urging them to support Israel’s emergency request of “$1 billion in security assistance in order to replenish and prepare its Iron Dome missile defense system for a future conflict.” 

Ted Deutch Helps Form the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully...

Last week, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., helped launch the Congressional Task Force on American Hostages and Americans Wrongfully Detained Abroad. Deutch and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark., helped found the new group. "Having a loved...

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, Patrick Leahy Praise State Department for Tibet Language in Human Rights Report

Rubio, who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was the author of the “Tibetan Policy and Support Act." Leahy is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and is the president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. 

Marco Rubio, Patrick Leahy Urge State Department to Do More to Promote Democracy in...

Rubio is a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Leahy is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee and is the president pro tempore of the U.S. Senate. 

Marco Rubio, Chris Coons Call On Antony Blinken To Protect Uyghurs and Other Minorities...

Other signers included U.S. Sens. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Dick Durbin, D-Ill. Steve Daines, R-Mont., Tim Kaine, D-Va, Thom Tillis, R-NC, Cory Booker, D-NJ, Jim Moran, R-Kansas, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., John Cornyn, R-Tex, Ben Cardin, D-Mary., Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg., and Brian Schatz, D-Mich.

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.

Marco Rubio Wants Answers on Why USAGM CEO Fired Expert Staff, Network Heads

All signers of Rubio's letter are members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs that funds USAGM.

Hostage Recovery Bill Championed by Florida Delegation Heads to Donald Trump’s Desk

Last year, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., brought out the “Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-taking Accountability Act” which “cements in place programs to address hostage-taking, and gives the United States government new tools to rescue hostages and punish their captors.”

Marco Rubio: Why Did Zoom Deactivate Accounts of Pro-Democracy Chinese Activists?

Other signers of the letter included U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, Chris Murphy, D-Ct., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Thom Tillis, R-NC, Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., Pat Toomey, R-Penn. and Jeff Merkley, D-Oreg.
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