THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
July 18-22, 2022
American Energy Production
Eyes on China
The U.S. State Department updated its 2022 Trafficking in Persons Report to include the People’s Republic of China as a state sponsor of human trafficking after Senator Rubiocriticized the Biden Adminstration for not including the genocidal regime in the original list.
Senator Rubio filed three amendments to address critical errors and omissions in theCHIPS Act of 2022 . Without these amendments, the CHIPS Act will end up benefiting China.
Senator Rubio sent a warning to retirees and other investors to beware of the Chinese Communist Party’s infiltration of financial companies.
Senator Rubio further explained the threat China poses to Americans and their investments in his Wall Street Journal letter to the editor .
Exposing Anti-Family Corporations
On Fox News , Senator Rubio called out corporations that advocate for abortions and explained how their actions in the workforce are corroding faith, family, and community.
Senator Rubio’s bipartisan bill to reauthorize the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom passed the U.S. Senate.
Senator Rubio’s bill to support democracy and human rights protection in Cambodiapassed the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, as did his bipartisan Western Hemisphere Security Strategy Act of 2022 .
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations also passed Senator Rubio’s bill to reauthorize the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004 .
Senator Rubio and his colleagues sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to work with Indo-Pacific allies on missile programs.
Senator Rubio and colleagues sent a letter to President Biden urging him to sanction those responsible for cracking down on Hong Kong prosecutors.
Senator Rubio, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) introduced the Turn off the Tap Act to stop the investment of federal funds in blacklisted Chinese firms.
Senator Rubio joined Senator Todd Young (R-IN) in reintroducing the ISA Student Protection Act, which will create “debt-free financing options for students.”
Senator Rubio, along with Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), introduced a bipartisan resolution honoring the life and legacy of late Cuban pro-democracy leaders.
Senator Rubio and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced a bill to reimpose terrorism sanctions on the Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) and re-designate them as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
In the News
“Rubio asks USPS to help address delivery issues in The Villages” (The Villages Daily Sun , 7/21/2022)
“Marco Rubio, Kevin Cramer push for child support to start at conception” (The Post Millennial , 7/17/2022)
“Biden Controlled by Cuban Regime Sympathizers: Marco Rubio” (El American , 7/15/22)
“Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL), John Hoeven (R-N.D.), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) are asking the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) … to review Fufeng’s purchase of 370 acres of farmland 12 miles away from the Grand Forks Air Force Base for potential ‘national security implications.’” (Chinese Corn Mill Near US Air Force Base May Have ‘National Security Implications’: Senators, The Epoch Times , 7/18/2022)
“Rubio: China Is ‘Waiting’ on Biden to ‘Beg Them’ to Refine More Oil” (Breitbart , 7/18/2022)
“Marco Rubio Calls For Investigation into Argentina’s Deadly AMIA Terrorist Attack” (Florida Daily , 7/19/2022)
“The poll follows actions taken by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA), who this month called on the FTC to investigate TikTok and its parent company ByteDance regarding China-based employees’ access to U.S. user data.” (Poll: Most Support Banning China-Owned TikTok, Breitbart , 7/20/2022)
“Bill to Limit Russian Chinese Influence in Latin America from Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez Moving in Senate” (Florida Daily , 7/20/2022)
“Rubio, Tenney ‘Turn Off the Tap’ Act Would Bar Fed Contracts With Prohibited Chinese Firms” (The Epoch Times , 7/21/2022)
“Rubio, Scott, Gimenez, introduce bills to prohibit civil aviation at HARB” (South Dade News Leader , 7/22/2022)
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