US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 01/07/2022

Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter

This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio 

 

Last month, I released a video recapping my legislative accomplishments in 2021 on behalf of Floridians and Americans across the nation. Watch the video  here.
2021 vid of the year
 
On Wednesday, I joined Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), Representative Neal Dunn (R-FL), and leading Republican members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in writing to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra. We urged the Department to reverse its burdensome allocation for monoclonal antibody drugs (mAbs) and return to a state-based model by which states and local healthcare providers can directly order mAbs from drug manufacturers. Read more  here
 
hhs letter

On Wednesday, I  urged U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough to provide an explanation for blanket and vague denials of applicants and legacy participants from the Department’s Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers (PCAFC), which provides stipends to veterans for caregiving. Read more  here.

 va letter

 

On Thursday, I posted a video to Twitter addressing the hypocrisy of far left politicians and activists regarding events at the Capitol last January. Watch the video  here.

jan 6 twitter 

At the end of 2021, I joined Senator Mike Braun (R-IN), 47 other Senators, and 140 Representatives in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in the upcoming case considering the Biden Administration’s top-down Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) requiring private employers with more than 100 employees to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine or test weekly. Read more  here .

vaccine brief 

In Case You Missed It…

“Rubio presses Pentagon to reject Miami-Dade’s plan for airport at Homestead base” (Miami Herald, 1/6/2022)

“Marco Rubio Wants to Know About Caregiver Stipend Denials, Delays From the VA” (Florida Daily, 1/7/2022)

“Throughout the past two years, [Senator Marco Rubio] has repeatedly questioned the work of management consulting firm McKinsey & Co. He previously demanded information about the company’s work in China and that they explain how it prevents conflicts of interest between its consulting work for the U.S. government and for Chinese clients close to the Beijing government.” (DeSantis, Rubio standing up to fight foreign influence | Commentary,  Orlando Sentinel, 1/1/2022)

“The Florida Republican is determined to ensure that President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors does not extend to self-employed individuals and small businesses that operate on lands managed by the U.S. Department of Interior. ” (One for the Guides,  The Washington Times, 12/29/2021)  

“‘The Chinese Communist Party and government are actively looking to strengthen their ties throughout the Western Hemisphere, in particular with anti-American elements,’ Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a senior Senate Intelligence Select Committee Republican, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.” (China unveils plan to ‘take over’ Latin America, Washington Examiner, 1/2/2022) 

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who co-authored the Uyghur bill, tweeted that corporations were ‘helping the Chinese Communist Party cover up genocide and slave labor in the region.’” (Joe Biden Admin. Disapproves of Elon Musk’s Tesla Showroom in China’s Xinjiang, Newsweek, 1/5/2022)  

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) had urged the company to delist the properties in a letter sent to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on Dec. 7.” (Treasury Office Settles With Airbnb For Violating Cuban Embargo,  The Epoch Times, 1/4/2022)

“Rubio has kept up the pressure on the Biden administration related to TikTok” (Chinese-owned TikTok thrived in first year of Biden presidency after unsuccessful Trump ban,  Washington Examiner, 1/4/2022)

“RUBIO LIGHTS UP LIBS FOR 2020 RIOTS HYPOCRISY: ‘Where Was Their Outrage Then?” (Sean Hannity, 1/6/2022)

“El senador Marco Rubio, calificó de indignante las pretensiones de Biden que buscan más recortes a Radio y TV Martí, un tema que genera polémica.”  (Miami Diario, 1/5/2022)

Coming up…

  • 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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