US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 08/19/2022

Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

AUGUST 15-19, 2022

Rubio Talks to Industry Leaders at JAXPORT
  • Senator Rubio held a roundtable discussion at the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) where he discussed current issues facing industry leaders. Rubio spoke with members of the press following the roundtable.

Fighting Anti-Semitism  
  • Senator Rubio published an op-ed in The Floridian exposing Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’s anti-Semitic comments and support for authoritarians like Vladimir Putin and the Chinese Communist Party in advance of Waters’ Miami concert on August 23. 

Impact of Drug Prices on Struggling Americans
  • Senator Rubio wrote an op-ed in Newsweek explaining how the Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act will restrict medical innovation, especially in pediatric cancer treatments.

National Security
  • Following a recent Wall Street Journal analysis revealing that the U.S. Department of Commerce approves nearly every request to sell semiconductors, aerospace components, artificial intelligence assets, and other sensitive technologies to Chinese companies, Senator Rubio called for new export control laws to protect America’s national and economic security.

Nicaragua
  • Senator Rubio issued a statement condemning the Ortega-Murillo regime’s continued attacks on the Catholic Church in Nicaragua.

Modern American Politics and Democrats’ Far-Left Policies
Letters
  • Senator Rubio sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm probing the Energy Department’s misguided decision to transfer critical technology production to China. 

In the News

“Rubio, Warner send bipartisan request for info on Mar-a-Lago search” (Axios , 8/14/2022)


“Sen. Marco Rubio tours JaxPort, discusses supply chain issues” (News4Jax , 8/15/2022)


“Sen. Rubio says supply chain needs mending but computer chip bill would have helped China” (The Florida Times-Union , 8/16/2022) 


“Rubio: American Families are Under Attack” (The Floridian , 8/13/2022)


“The Chinese Communist Party has been expanding its global influence unchecked for decades, and now Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is saying something must be done.” (FBI Search Warrant Revealed; GOP Lawmakers Weigh In on the Fallout, NTD , 8/12/2022)


“The HELPER Act is a bipartisan legislation and home loan assistance program backed by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Democratic Sen. Jon Ossoff to allow law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and educators of grades K-12 to purchase homes in the communities they serve.” (Legislation to help first responders and educators buy homes has rare bipartisan support, Fox News , 8/15/2022)


“Rubio measure would boost Florida orange juice industry” (Hernando Sun , 8/16/2022) 


“Rubio praises USDA enforcement of standards for imported grapefruit” (Fresh Plaza , 8/15/2022)


“Sen. Rubio hammers continued TSP investment in China” (Federal News Network , 8/16/2022) 


“Marco Rubio apoya pedido bipartidista sobre pesquisa a Trump” ( Diario las Americas , 8/15/2022)

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