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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...

Marco Rubio Continues to Push to Let States Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Back in March 2019, Rubio, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., and other Florida Republicans, brought back a proposal making DST permanent across the country.
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Bring Back Proposal to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent in...

With Americans planning to adjust their clocks this weekend, Florida’s U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--to allow states to make Daylight Saving Time (DST) permanent.

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposed Amendment to Keep Supreme Court at Nine Justices

Rubio first introduced the proposed amendment at the end of March 2019.
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Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Vote to Approve the NDAA

The U.S. House passed the NDAA on Tuesday on a 335-78 vote, more than the two-thirds majority to override a veto.

Tom Cotton, Marco Rubio Want National Day of Remembrance to Honor Beirut Bombing Victims

“This fateful day in 1983 marks the deadliest day for the Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima. Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah killed 220 Marines, along with 21 other service members across our Armed Forces,” Cotton said. “Our resolution makes certain that our nation remembers their sacrifice on the anniversary of their tragic deaths.”

Senate Version of Joe Neguse’s, Matt Gaetz’s Animal Cruelty Enforcement Act Introduced

According to Neguse’s office, the bill “would establish a dedicated Animal Cruelty Crimes Division at the Department of Justice to aid in the investigation, enforcement, and prosecution of felony animal cruelty crimes.

Marco Rubio Has Concerns About Proposed Cuts to Virginia Class Submarine Program

The Navy’s FY 2021 budget request does not include funding for a tenth Block V submarine which “directly contradicts the National Defense Strategy and inexplicably delays the Navy’s goal of reaching 66 fast-attack submarines by 2048.”

Florida Delegation Helps Get Bill Increasing Funds to Help Estuaries Through the House

This week, the House overwhelmingly passed U.S. Rep. Tom Malinowski’s, D-NJ, “Protect and Restore America’s Estuaries Act” on a 355-62 vote. All of the opposition came from the Republican ranks with the exception of libertarian-minded U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich.
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Marco Rubio Continues to Punch Back at Democrat Efforts to Alter the Supreme Court

In recent months, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has floated the idea of a future president pushing to expand the Supreme Court beyond its current composition of nine justices. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, currently a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called for expanding the Supreme Court to 15 justices. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, who ended her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination last week, has said she is open to expanding the court.

Marco Rubio: Time to Crack Down on Shell Companies Engaged in Sex Trafficking, Funding...

Rubio, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oreg., and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, brought back the “Corporate Transparency Act” on Wednesday and the Florida Republican’s office stressed what it does.
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Marco Rubio: Families of Victims of Terrorism Should Be Able to Sue Iran

Rubio joined a host of senators including U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI, in backing the legislation and they pointed to Iran’s support of the Beirut barracks bombing in 1983.
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