This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio
On Thursday, I released a video regarding my Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
, which went into effect on June 21, 2022. The law bans the import of goods from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or from entities outside the region that have links to forced labor programs, unless companies can prove with clear and convincing evidence that items were not made with the use of slave labor. Watch the video here
On Tuesday, I joined THRIVE , a Paychex Business podcast, to discuss the success and future of the Paycheck Protection Program. Listen to the interview here .
On Friday, I released a statement celebrating the 60th anniversary of Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. Read more here .
On Thursday, I blasted the U.S. Coast Guard’s announcement that it will not award Panama City’s Eastern Shipbuilding with the second phase of its Offshore Patrol Cutter program, which is for up to 11 cutters. Read more here .
On Thursday, I released a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency , which restricts the executive branch from issuing regulations beyond the intentions of the legislative branch. Read more here .
On Thursday, I released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Biden v. Texas , which allows President Joe Biden to unilaterally end the Migrant Protection Protocols, also known as Remain in Mexico. Read more here .
On Wednesday, Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) and I sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to immediately redesignate Nigeria as a Country of Particular Concern under theInternational Religious Freedom Act . Read more here .
On Tuesday, I joined Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and colleagues in announcing plans to introduce a resolution celebrating the pro-life movement in light of its historic victory in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization . Read more here .
On Monday, I released a statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District , which found coach Joe Kennedy’s constitutional rights were violated when he was fired for praying with students after high school football games. Read more here .
Last Thursday, I joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) in sending a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen regarding the Biden Administration’s delayed plan to combat national security risks associated with TikTok, a social media platform owned by Chinese company ByteDance. Read more here .
In Case You Missed It…
“Marco Rubio Wants Biden to Offer Plan to Combat Security Risks Posed by TikTok” (Florida Daily , 6/29/2022)
“Marco Rubio Signs GOP Senators’ Report on Biden Administration and Border Crisis” (Florida Daily , 6/26/2022)
“U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a former visiting professor of politics at FIU, lamented the loss. ‘I am deeply saddened by the passing of my friend John F. Stack,’ Rubio said in a written statement to the Herald. ‘He was an incredibly passionate professor and made an impact on the lives of so many students. He served the university and the community with great honor.’” (‘The world has lost an icon’: Beloved FIU professor, dean dies., Miami Herald , 6/24/2022)
“‘If the Biden administration had spent half as much time and money confronting the Chinese Communist Party’s influence in our nation’s education system as they have promoting woke theories on race and gender identity in schools, this would not be a problem,’ Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told the Washington Examiner.” (China has grip on US higher education despite closure of Confucius Institutes, Washington Examiner , 6/27/2022)
“The Paycheck Protection Program taught Marco Rubio a very important lesson” (The Hill , 6/29/2022)
“At the federal level, longtime abortion opponent Marco Rubio is pushing his proposals to ‘do more for unborn children and their mothers,’ including expanding the federal child tax credit, making the adoption tax fully refundable and allowing new parents to pull from their Social Security benefits.” (Roe v. Wade abortion ruling could shake up Florida elections, Orlando Sentinel , 6/30/2022)
“Senator Rubio’s Pro-Family Plan to Support New Mothers and Children, Explained” (El American, 6/28/2022)
“The associated Open App Markets Act, which would restrict Google and Apple from rigging their smartphone app stores against competitors, has some of the same sponsors, plus two additional Republicans, Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)” (Billboards calling for Big Tech antitrust vote sent to Schumer’s home, New York Post , 6/27/2022)
“Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, himself the son of Cuban immigrants, has introduced a bill to prohibit federal funding to states and localities that allow foreigners to vote.” (Judge Slams Brakes on Noncitizen Voting, National Review , 6/28/2022)
“U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott introduced a bipartisan bill earlier this month to protect the Florida orange industry.” (Florida orange production up, cost of OJ below other food prices despite inflation, The Center Square , 6/28/2022)