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Marco Rubio Gets Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act through the Senate

“This bipartisan bill will ensure that goods made with Uyghur forced labor in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) do not enter the United States. Earlier this year, the State Department issued a determination that the Chinese Communist Party is committing crimes against humanity and genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in Xinjiang,” Rubio’s office noted.
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Marco Rubio Wants State Department to Report on Religious Intolerance in Saudi Arabia

“The Saudi government must honor its commitment to remove references from their textbooks that direct hatred and incite violence towards other religions,” Rubio said. “Providing that type of educational material to children is dangerous and undermines counterterrorism efforts. We cannot give Riyadh a free pass as it attempts to maintain this hateful, violent content in its educational materials.”
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Marco Rubio Helps Get Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Support Greece’s Military to the Senate...

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., were able to get their proposal to support Greece’s military and having that nation work closely with the U.S., Cyprus and Israel through...

Marco Rubio: Time to Impose Sanctions if China Doesn’t Allow Investigation of COVID-19‘s Origins

“The Chinese Communist Party does not want a full, forensic investigation into the origins of COVID-19,” Rubio said. “If they did, it would have happened at some point during the last 18 months. Instead of hoping the Chinese authorities will suddenly cooperate, the United States needs to compel them to cooperate. 
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Marco Rubio Signs on to Bob Menendez’s Proposal to Help Support Greece’s Military

Menendez introduced the “U.S.-Greece Defense and Interparliamentary Partnership Act” this week with Rubio as a co-sponsor. 

Marco Rubio: ‘We Must Continue to Remind the World of the Events of Tiananmen’

This week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced a resolution “remembering the 32nd anniversary of the violent repression of peaceful protests centered in Beijing's Tiananmen Square and expressing the sense of the Senate condemning the government of the People's Republic of China's ongoing denial of basic rights and fundamental freedoms.”

Marco Rubio Brings Back Proposal to Sanction Supporters of Palestinian Terrorism

According to Rubio’s office, the bill “would impose sanctions against foreign individuals, entities, and governments that provide support to Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and other Palestinian terrorist groups that just spent weeks launching more than 4,000 rockets at Israeli civilians” and “requires the president to submit to Congress an assessment of whether critical foreign countries are doing enough to counter the fundraising, financing, and money laundering activities of Palestinian terrorist groups.”
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Marco Rubio: If Biden Wants a Nuclear Deal With Iran, He Needs to Send...

Rubio paired up with U.S. Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wy., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., and Jim Risch, R-Idaho, on an amendment which “would ensure the proper constitutional check by requiring that the President submit to Congress any renewed nuclear deal with Iran as a treaty" and “reaffirms the Senate’s role of advice and consent, as well as prevents waiving, suspending, reducing or limiting the application of sanctions before the Senate has concurred.” Johnson took the lead in filing the amendment. 
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Marco Rubio: U.S. Needs to Help Israel Resupply Iron Dome Quickly

Rubio backed U.S. Sen. Bill Hagerty’s, R-Tenn., “Emergency Resupply for Iron Dome Act” which would “authorize the Executive Branch to redirect U.S. foreign assistance to help Israel replenish its highly-effective missile defense interceptors.” 

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. 

Florida Delegation Stands With Israel Against Hamas Terrorism

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., praised Israel and called for the Biden administration to do more to support that nation. 
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Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Criticize Ortega Regime for Latest Electoral Reform in Nicaragua

Rubio and Menendez also called on the Ortega regime to do more to help advance freedom in Nicaragua.
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