This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio
On Thursday, I joined Jay Sekulow Live to discuss legislation to keep our schools and communities safe. Listen to the interview here .
On Tuesday, I joined The Brian Kilmeade Show to discuss improving school safety, the Biden Administration’s move to buy oil from the Maduro narco-regime, and the latest on Ukraine. Listen to the full interview here .
On Tuesday, I sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to remove unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles ahead of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Read more here .
On Thursday, I released a statement after four nominees for the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board confirmed in writing, “it is unfitting for Americans to invest in companies from China or elsewhere that undermine U.S. national security.” Read more here .
On Tuesday, I joined Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) and our colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pledging to oppose any funding bill that would undermine the historically bipartisan Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer funding for abortions, or any other pro-life protections. Read more here .
On Tuesday, I sent a letter to Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Scott Nathan regarding the DFC’s use of taxpayer funds to bankroll international projects focused on climate change and gender equity instead of facilitating its congressionally-mandated mission of advancing the United States’ development and foreign policy goals. Read morehere .
Last Wednesday, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) and I applauded the Senate’s passage of a resolution calling for a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. Read more here .
In Case You Missed It…
“After Letter from Rubio, U.S. Air Force Base Cancels ‘Drag Queen Story Time’” (National Review , 5/31/2022)
“Marco Rubio Calls on Biden to Remove Bureaucratic Hurdles Ahead of Hurricane Season”(Florida Daily , 6/1/2022)
“Rubio Introduces Bill in Attempt to Block Iran Deal” (The Floridian , 5/31/2022)
“Florida high-speed rail company Brightline is a client, which Florida Senator Marco Rubio suggested to Protocol is inappropriate if it is benefiting from Chinese state resources, but whether that is the case remains unclear.” (US facial recognition provider’s China ties spark concern amid infrastructure bidding, BioMetric Update , 5/31/2022)
“Senator Marco Rubio: The Threat Assessment System Used By U.S. Secret Service Could Prevent More School Massacres” (Fox News Radio , 5/31/2022)
“Rubio warned that U.S. absence in the [Latin American] region leaves it more vulnerable to exploitative Chinese investment and Russian propaganda” (Kaine: ‘Broader USMCA framework’ could drive trade in Latin America, Inside Trade , 5/31/2022)
“Marco Rubio, Rick Scott: Military Academy Students Have the Right Not to Be Vaccinated”(Florida Daily , 5/27/2022)
“Rubio, on the other hand, said that ‘It makes no sense to tie ourselves to the digital currency of a genocidal regime that hates us and wants to replace us on the world stage. This is a major financial and surveillance risk that the United States cannot afford to take.’” (The West’s fears on China’s digital yuan escalates with a ban, Tech Wire Asia , 5/30/2022)
“Haiti’s instability should be high on Summit of the Americas agenda, Rubio urges” (Miami Herald, 5/27/2022)
“Rubio: Biden Nominees to Federal Retiree Thrift Board Agree to No Investments in Chinese Firms” (NTD , 6/2/2022)