This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio
This week, I hosted ceremonies in The Villages, Tampa Bay, Estero, and Miami to recognize Vietnam War veterans in honor of Veterans Day. The events were held in partnership with the United States Vietnam War Commemoration, which Congress established in 2008. I honored each Vietnam veteran in attendance with a commemorative pin. I also spoke with members of the press following the events.
On Wednesday, I released a statement after NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program announced nearly $21.4 million in fiscal year 2021 federal funding for coral reef restoration, including more than $8.5 million for Florida. Read more here.
On Friday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and I applauded President Joe Biden for signing our Secure Equipment Act of 2021
into law. Read more here
On Wednesday, I issued a statement after President Joe Biden signed the Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act into law. Read more here.
On Monday, I joined Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) in issuing a statement after the sham elections in Nicaragua on Sunday. Read more here.
On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and I sent a letter to Abul Kalam Abdul Momen, the Bangladeshi Minister of Foreign Affairs, advocating for increased humanitarian access and improved living conditions for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Read more here.
In Case You Missed It…
“‘When you put together a nation of go-getters you get a great nation and that’s what we are,” Rubio said to the veterans in the crowd.’” (Senator visits Villages to honor Vietnam vets, The Villages Daily Sun, 11/9/21)
“News flash: Rubio’s a dad.” (Armando Salguero: Don’t Tell Anthony Rubio He Can’t Play in the NFL When His Father Ran for President, Outkick, 11/10/21)
“Biden thanked Rubio, along with South Florida U.S. Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar, Mario Diaz-Balart, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch ‘for their leadership’ in a statement announcing the bill signing.” (Biden signs Ortega sanctions bill into law after farcical Nicaraguan election, Miami Herald, 11/10/21)
“Republicans have long criticized Kerry for his connection to a company allegedly involved in labor abuses, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) suggesting Kerry is “profiting from slave labor” in an op-ed published last month by Fox News.” (President Biden’s climate czar, John Kerry, holds a $1 million stake in an investment fund that backed a Chinese company under fire for using slave labor, New York Post, 11/8/21)
“‘FIU is providing solutions to help maintain our force’s defense readiness, while further advancing innovation and creating dignified jobs for our workforce in Florida,’ said U.S. Senator Marco Rubio.’” (FIU Engineering receives $22.9 million from U.S. Army to advance research on high performance additive manufacturing technologies, Miami’s Community Newspapers, 11/8/21)
“Senator Marco Rubio warned last week that ‘every time this country has done any sort of immigration law changes, by executive order or by law, all it does is increase illegal immigration because people misinterpret it and think, ‘There’s a new law, now I can come’” (Build Back Better Act to grant 5 year parole to some migrants in the country illegally, The Post Millennial, 11/5/21)
“Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Team Up on Strengthening Supply Chains for Servicemembers and Security Act” (Florida Daily, 11/11/21)
“Sen. Marco Rubio wants to ban these contributions for ballot initiatives” (Miami Herald, 11/11/21)
“Florida’s Senators Want a Strategy to Protect Internet Freedom in Cuba” (Florida Daily, 11/10/21)
“Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) rightly blasted the Biden administration, which he said ‘can no longer pretend that TikTok is not beholden to the Chinese Communist Party.’ (No More China Tech: 57 Million Credit Card Machines Likely Compromised, The Epoch Times, 11/9/21)
- My staff will host Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their communities. More information and locations near you here .
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