This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio
On Friday, I released a statement following the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Read more here .
On Tuesday, as Vice Chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, I, along with Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Lina Khan requesting that the FTC formally investigate TikTok and its parent company, ByteDance. Read more here .
On Friday, I published an op-ed in Fox News discussing the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the opportunity it provides to expand pro-life protections for mothers and children. Read the op-ed here .
On Thursday, I published an op-ed in National Review warning that the Biden Administration could end up seeking aid from China amid soaring gas prices in the United States. Read the English op-ed hereand the Spanish version here .
On Thursday, I released a statement on the one year anniversary of the assassination of Former Haitian President Jovenel Moïse. Read more here .
On Tuesday, I sent a letter to Office of Personnel Management Director Kiran Ahuja regarding the Biden Administration’s potential violation of the Hyde Amendment. Read more here .
On Tuesday, Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) and I sent a letter to the Senate Conference Committee members appointed to reach an agreement on the United States Innovation and Competition Actexpressing our concern with provisions in the bill that would make it more difficult to compete with the Chinese Communist Party, combat Beijing’s unfair trade practices, and incentivize domestic investment. Read more here .
On Monday, I published an op-ed in The Gainesville Sun to shine a light on the government’s neglect to aid and support our nation’s veterans. Read the op-ed here .
In Case You Missed It…
“Marco Rubio, Neal Dunn: Coast Guard Wrong to Move Offshore Patrol Cutter Construction Out of Florida” (Florida Daily , 7/5/2022)
“Sens. Rubio, Warner seek FTC investigation into TikTok over U.S. data access” (NBC News , 7/5/2022)
“Florida’s Marco Rubio has published a plan that would allow families to pull from their social security benefits to fund paid family leave, expand a tax credit meant to help families with children, while also allowing religious groups to play a greater role in federal social service programs.” (After Roe, are Republicans willing to expand the social safety net?, The Guardian , 7/5/2022)
“Marco Rubio Releases Video Showcasing Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act” (Florida Daily , 7/3/2022)
“‘It is dangerous, foolish, and shortsighted to allow the Chinese Communist Party and its proxies to purchase land near U.S. military installations,’ Rubio said in a statement. ‘This is something we must address.’” (National Security Alarm Bells Sound as Chinese Company Purchases Large Chunk of US Farmland Near Air Force Base, The Western Journal , 7/2/2022)
“Rubio demands assurance that federal sick leave won’t cover travel time for abortion” (The Washington Times , 7/5/2022)
“However, following involvement from the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), and criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio (R–Fla.), the school backtracked and announced that it would not discipline those who distributed the posters.” (George Washington University Officials Defend Clarence Thomas’ Free Expression Rights, Reason , 7/5/2022)
“In a public letter to Air Force and Ramstein officials, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) demanded cancellation and ‘appropriate disciplinary action against all involved in placing children in a sexualized environment.’ Ramstein canceled its 2022 event…” (The Military’s Recruiting Crisis Will Continue Until Its Woke Messages Stop, The Federalist , 7/7/2022)
“But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who supports renewing TPS for Venezuelans currently eligible, thinks changing the cutoff date is the wrong move.” (Biden is facing another major immigration decision. The White House is still weighing what to do., Politico , 7/7/2022)
“Florida’s Republican senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott have also blamed the nation’s fentanyl epidemic on the Biden administration for failing to secure the U.S.-Mexico border, a key gateway used by drug traffickers to move fentanyl and other illicit drugs.” (Florida leaders blame fentanyl deaths in rural Gadsden County on border drug smuggling, The Gainesville Sun , 7/7/2022)