This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio
On Friday, I released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization , which overturned Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood , giving elected officials in state legislatures around the country, along with the federal government, the ability to enact policies that protect the life of unborn Americans. Read more here .
On Friday, I released the framework for my Providing for Life Act . The legislation combines new and existing pro-family proposals to provide comprehensive support for pregnant and new moms, as well as young children. Read more here .
On Friday, I published an op-ed on Washington Examiner explaining a pro-life plan for a post-Roe America. Read the op-ed here .
On Thursday, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and I welcomed the Senate’s unanimous passage of our resolution commemorating one year since the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida that took the lives of 98 people. Read more here .
On Monday, I met with first responders and leaders from the Shul of Bal Harbour in Surfside, Florida. Along with Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) and local officials, I visited the Surfside Memorial to pay my respects to the 98 lives lost when the Champlain Towers South partially collapsed. Read more here .
On Wednesday, I joined National Report to discuss the Senate gun legislation, the Biden Administration’s refusal to take ownership of high gas prices, and more. Watch the interview here .
On Tuesday, I published an op-ed in Real Clear Politics urging the Biden Administration to enforce myUyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act , which was signed into law in December 2021. Read the op-ed here.
On Thursday, I released a statement after opposing Senate legislation due to its insufficient constitutional protections for law-abiding citizens. Thanks to my efforts, the legislation includes the Luke and Alex School Safety Act , which permanently authorizes the Federal Clearinghouse on School Safety. Read more here .
On Thursday, I joined the annual Hispanic Radio Conference in an interview with Nio Fernandez, Director of Latin Formats for Beasley Media Group. Watch the interview here .
On Wednesday, Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) and I published a report titled, “Biden’s Border Crisis: Examining Policies that Encourage Illegal Migration.” The report highlights the ways in which the Biden Administration is undermining U.S. efforts to stop the flow of illegal migration, enforce immigration laws, and jeopardizing U.S. security. Read more here .
On Wednesday, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and I, Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded the Committee’s unanimous passage of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 . Read more here .
On Tuesday, I released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Carson v. Makin , which found a prohibition against students using student-aid programs at private, faith-based schools to be unconstitutional. Read more here .
On Tuesday, I issued a statement following Gustavo Petro’s victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Colombia. Read more here .
On Thursday, I joined Senator Bill Hageryty (R-TN), U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin (R-NY) and our colleagues in releasing a joint statement calling on the Biden Administration to reverse course on its plan to erode the full and faithful implementation of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 . Read more here .
On Thursday, Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rick Scott (R-FL), and I sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging his administration to work with our North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies to update NATO’s strategic concept to reflect the reality of great power competition with the Chinese Communist Party even as the alliance contends with Vladimir Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine. Read more here .
On Thursday, I sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Billy Nolen with regard to the threat posed by Russian aircraft, which are suffering from a lack of maintenance following Vladimir Putin’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. Read more here .
On Tuesday, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and I sent a letter to President Joe Biden regarding his decision to impose a two-year tariff moratorium on imported solar panels. Read more here .
Last Friday, I published an op-ed in Miami Herald providing insight to the dire situation facing Haiti and how the Biden Administration can provide aid. Read the op-ed here .
On Wednesday, Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and I introduced theStop Supreme Court Leakers Act . The legislation would create criminal penalties for individuals who leak confidential information from the Supreme Court of the United States, including draft opinions by Supreme Court Justices prior to publication. Read more here .
On Wednesday, Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), Steve Daines (R-MT), and I introduced the Protecting Minors from Medical Malpractice Act . The legislation would allow individuals who suffered from an irreversible and potentially sterilizing gender-transition procedure as a minor to seek justice in court. Read more here .
On Thursday, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and I introduced the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Surveillance Act . The bipartisan legislation would create new protections against selling or transferring Americans’ sensitive personal information to high-risk foreign countries. Read morehere .
On Thursday, Senators Jim Risch (R-ID), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Steve Daines (R-MT), Mike Braun (R-IN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Josh Hawley (R-MO), James Lankford (R-OK), Rick Scott (R-FL), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and I introduced the Prohibiting Federal Emergencies for Abortion Act . The legislation follows reports the Biden Administration may declare a public-health emergency to protect access to abortion services nationwide if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. The bill would block the abuse of this executive authority granted under the Public Health Service Act, including other emergency declarations under the National Emergencies Act and the Stafford Act. Read more here .
On Thursday, I led my colleagues in introducing the Preventing Terrorist Transfers to Afghanistan Act . The bill, which mirrors a bipartisan provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023, would prevent the transfer of individuals currently detained at the United States Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Afghanistan. Read more here .
In Case You Missed It…
“Rubio, Scott praise unanimous passage of Surfside commemoration in Senate” (WFLA Tampa Bay , 6/23/2022)
“Rubio Praised by Small Businesses for Paycheck Protection Program” (The Floridan , 6/17/2022)
“Sen. Marco Rubio describes fighting against the lobbying campaign as ‘boxing a ghost.’” (New Law to Block Forced Labor Goods From China Now in Effect, The Dispatch , 6/21/2022)
“Rubio: Americans ‘Doubtful’ that ‘Woke’ Federal Government Wouldn’t Abuse ‘Red Flag’ Laws”(Breitbart , 6/22/2022)
“Marco Rubio Cheers the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act Being Implemented” (Florida Daily , 6/22/2022)
“Rubio: Cartels, Not US Govt, Control Southern Border” (Newsmax , 6/23/2022)
“Rubio Urges Biden Administration Not to Overturn Restrictions on Chinese Military Investments”(The Epoch Times , 6/23/2022)
“EXCLUSIVE: Rubio moves to block Biden from expanding abortion with emergency orders”(Washington Times , 6/23/2022)
“Marco Rubio, Rob Portman Write Biden About Concerns With Tariff Moratorium on Imported Solar Panels” (Florida Daily , 6/24/2022)
“Senator Rubio asks U.S. FAA to review safety of Russia airlines” (Reuters , 6/24/2022)