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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.” 

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, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Clash on Joe Biden’s Budget Proposal

The proposal garnered differing responses from two key members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill.
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With an Easy Path to a Third Term, Neal Dunn Can Focus on Hurricane...

Dunn has an easy November ahead of him as he faces only two write-in candidates in the general election. Of course, Dunn’s district is solidly Republican.

Vern Buchanan Calls on Senate Leaders to Fund NIH Study on How Red Tide...

After reports last week of red tide returning to Southwest Florida, U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., called on the U.S. Senate to do more to help combat the problem. 
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Marco Rubio Includes Funds for Florida in Five Senate Appropriations Bills

This week, from his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to secure funds for the Sunshine State as appropriations bills gained momentum in the upper chamber.

Marco Rubio Includes Provisions for Florida in Three Appropriations Bills

Rubio showcased funds headed to Florida through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill; and the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill. All of those bills cleared the Appropriations Committee. 
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Francis Rooney Pushes for More Funds for EPA to Fight Toxic Algae

U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee despite being in his first term in Congress, wrote to U.S. Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Calif., on the matter, urging him to match the Senate’s appropriation level which is an increase of $1.5 million.

Marco Rubio Gets Money to Fight Toxic Algae, Help School Safety in Minibus

From his seat on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., was able to amend the  FY19 Minibus appropriations package. CLICK ON THE HEADLINE FOR MORE

Marco Rubio: U.S. Needs to Focus on Venezuela, Nicaragua

From his seats on both the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations and the Appropriations Committees, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is looking to amend the FY2019 Defense-LHHS Minibus appropriations bill to deal with the growing crises in the two Latin American nations. 

Larger Trucks Would Stick Taxpayers With Mile Long Maintenance Bills

With better targeting of funds and sensible limits on truck size, taxpayers can have an easier time paying down America’s looming transportation bills without raising gasoline taxes.
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