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Marco Rubio: Feds Need to Investigate Amazon’s Hiring Practices

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh calling for a full investigation into Amazon’s labor practices. The full text...

Marco Rubio Will Oppose Joe Biden’s Pick to Lead Export-Import Bank

After the Washington Examiner reported that she was advising a group with connections to the Chinese regime, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., announced on Tuesday that he will oppose President Joe Biden’s nomination of...

Marco Rubio Calls on HHS to Come Up With a Plan to Prevent Alzheimer’s...

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined more than a dozen senators from both sides of the aisle, led by U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-WV, in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services...
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Democrats Using COVID to Push Lowering Medicare Age from 65 to 50

Backers of the idea say lowering the age would improve the healthcare system, lower prices for consumers and help Americans delaying healthcare for financial reasons until they get coverage through Medicare. But they claim their main reason to explore lowering the age was because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Brian Mast Continues to Champion the Burn Pit Transparency Act

Back in 2019, Mast and then U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hi., brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.

Marco Rubio, Sherrod Brown Bring Back the Small Business Lending Fairness Act

The two senators championed the bill in 2018 and 2019. The proposal “codifies the FTC’s 1985 ban on confessions of judgment in law in consumer loan contracts, and expands the ban to provide these protections to business borrowers as well.”
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Marco Rubio, Senators Urge Joe Biden Protect Democracy in Myanmar

On February 1, the Burmese armed forces, also known as Tatmadaw, overturned the results of Burma’s November 2020 elections. They seized power in a military coup and detained the country’s democratically elected leaders, including State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint. Previously, multiple international bodies, as well as investigators associated with the U.S. Department of State, have determined that there is evidence that the military-led abuses against the Rohingya people in Burma constitute crimes against humanity and genocide.
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Darren Soto Wants Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Medicaid Recipients

Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday. 
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Marco Rubio: WHO Erred in Leaving Taiwan Out of World Health Assembly

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who sits on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concerning Taiwan’s exclusion from the World Health Organization’s second session of the World Health Assembly (WHA).

Tulsi Gabbard, Brian Mast Team Up Again to Help Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits

Last year, Mast and Gabbard brought back a proposal having the federal government evaluate veterans and active-duty personnel who might have been exposed to open burn pits and airborne chemicals. Over the past three decades, more than 140,000 servicemembers and veterans have reported exposure to burn pits and toxic chemicals.
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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.”
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Marco Rubio: State, Commerce Departments Should Review U.S. Export Controls Regarding for Hong Kong

From his perch on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a host of fellow senators this week in calling on the Trump administration to watch U.S .export controls to Hong Kong.
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