US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 08/26/2022

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

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

AUGUST 22-26, 2022

Democrat Debt Cancellation Handout
  • Senator Rubio released a statement following the Biden Administration’s plan to forgive student loan debt. In response, Rubio pointed out his proposed LOAN Act , which would eliminate interest on federal student loans and replace it with a one-time, non-compounding origination fee paid back over the lifetime of the loan. 

  • In addition, the senator wrote an op-ed on Fox Business rejecting the Biden Administration’s false comparison of a student debt handout to the Paycheck Protection Program.

Celebrating America’s Return to the Moon 
  • Ahead of the Artemis 1 mission launch on August 29, Senator Rubio released a videocelebrating America’s return to the Moon. Along with the video, Senator Rubio wrote an op-ed on CNN making the case for continued investment in space. 

Rubio Attacks Left-Wing Elite Priorities 
  • In The Federalist , Senator Rubio exposed how left-wing elites have abandoned common sense and left working Americans behind.

Setting Expectations for China 
  • Senator Rubio released a statement urging full compliance between the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and Chinese companies. 

Rubio to Introduce Legislation to Fix Political Donation Loophole
  • Next month, Senator Rubio plans to introduce legislation to ensure political organizations receiving online contributions require a customer verification value (CVV) number as a condition of donating. 

Letters
  • Senator Rubio and Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) sent a letter to U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust at the U.S. Department of Justice Jonathan Kanter to investigate antitrust compliance and help restore competition among institutions of higher education. 

  • Senator Rubio, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), and colleagues sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging him to treatt Marc Fogel, a U.S. citizen who has been detained in Russia for more than a year, as a “wrongfully or unlawfully detained American” under theRobert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act . 

  • Senator Rubio, Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN), and colleagues sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressing serious national security concerns over their departments’ June 8 determination enabling terrorist-linked individuals to immigrate to the United States. 

  • Senator Rubio and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he assist Ukraine in holding Vladimir Putin accountable for his war crimes. 

In the News

“Marco Rubio, Mike Lee Want DOJ to Investigate Antitrust Compliance, Restore Competition in Higher Education” (Florida Daily , 8/24/2022) 

“Governor Ron DeSantis, Senator Marco Rubio and dozens of other elected officials and police officers from across the state and country gathering at loanDepot Park to say a final farewell to Miami-Dade Police Detective Cesar Echaverry.” (Funeral Held For Miami-Dade Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty, WJNO , 8/24/2022)

“‘Forgiving student loan debt isn’t free. It means the 85 percent of Americans with no undergraduate debt from college will be carrying the burden for those that do. That is not a relief, it is an unfair burden to place on working families,’ Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said in a statement.” (Republicans Rip Biden’s Student Loan ‘Bailout For The Wealthy,’ Daily Caller , 8/24/2022)

“Senator Marco Rubio … promoted, as an alternative, legislation he has introduced to eliminate interest on federal student loans. ” (Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan Divides Democrats, New York Times , 8/25/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) told the Washington Examiner: ‘The Biden Administration, either by incompetence or total ignorance, turned a blind eye to critical warning signs, resulting in a deadly and disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan at the wrong time. It was a massive foreign policy failure that will forever be remembered as a stain on American history. One year later, our nation continues to mourn the 13 brave American soldiers who lost their lives.’” (Biden administration refuses to identify Kabul airport bomber who killed 13 Americans, Washington Examiner , 8/25/2022)

“‘Instead of focusing on combating rogue regimes like the Chinese Communist Party, the Kremlin, or the Mullahs in Tehran, the Biden administration is using our diplomats to advance a radical, Marxist social agenda at home and abroad,’ Rubio told the Free Beacon.” (‘Freedom of Expression’: Foggy Bottom Stands by $10K Grant to Queer Film Fest, Washington Free Beacon , 8/25/2022)

“Sens. Rubio, Kaine Urge Biden to Probe Russia’s ‘Filtration Camps’” (Newsmax , 8/25/2022)

“[Senator Marco Rubio] said the PPP program that he promoted, meanwhile, was used as an emergency tool and “structured deliberately” as a forgivable loan, with the key condition that 80% of the funds go to payroll…” (White House gets personal in rejecting student-debt plan criticism, Washington Times , 8/26/2022)  

“Senator Marco Rubio, who is the vice chair of the Senate Select Committee that is supervising intelligence that issued the report, has said that he wants UFOs to be aliens and not foreign weapons.” (UFOs are NOT all man-made and threats to US security are ‘expanding exponentially,’ Congress admits in new report, The U.S. Sun , 8/25/2022) 

“In a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairwoman Lina Khan, Democrat Senator Mark Warner and Republican Senator Marco Rubio had urged her to scrutinize how well TikTok safeguards private data.” (TikTok’s in-app browser may monitor your keystrokes, taps: Report,Business Standard , 8/21/2022)

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