US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 09/03/2022
Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Rubio Holds Nicaraguan Roundtable
  • Senator Rubio was joined by U.S. Representative Carlos Gimenez (R-FL) during aroundtable discussion with leaders of the Nicaraguan community on the recent wave of oppression against the Catholic Church and Nicaraguans under Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo’s dictatorship.

Hitting Back at the United Nations’ Woke Committee
  • Senator Rubio slammed the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination for its critcism of a Florida law aimed at ensuring the safety of Florida communities and residents.

Combating Religious Persecution in Nicaragua
  • Senator Rubio published an op-ed on Medium explaining how the United States can help combat religious persecution in Nicaragua. The Spanish version of the op-ed was published in Diario las Américas .

Rubio Responds to UN Human Rights Uyghur Report
  • Senator Rubio criticized the weak and delayed United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ report on the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.

Letters
  • Senator Rubio, along with Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Katherine Tai urging her to represent America’s interests during  the World Trade Organization reform negotiations.

In the News

“Rubio Criticizes Biden Administration’s Approval of Chip Deal With China Ties” (NTD , 8/31/2022)

“Rubio: UN Committee Critical of Florida Law a ‘Joke’” (Newsmax , 9/1/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Saturday’s “One Nation with Brian Kilmeade” blasted the handout as ‘illegal.’” (DAY SIX: White House refuses to say who will pay for Biden $500B student loan handout, Fox News , 8/29/2022)

“Rubio Calls on Biden to Sanction Nicaragua for Human Rights Violations” (The Floridian , 8/29/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the Washington Examiner that ‘the Taliban is an evil terrorist organization that poses a major national security threat to our nation and innocent civilians like Mark Frerichs.’” (Left behind: Navy veteran Mark Frerichs languishes as Taliban hostage in Afghanistan, Washington Examiner , 8/30/2022)

“Senator Marco Rubio, Republican from Florida and a long-time critic of Beijing, blasted the report for its delayed release and for downplaying ‘the severity’ of what he called ‘the Chinese Communist Party’s crimes’” (Pressure mounts on China over UN Xinjiang report as Western governments, rights groups seek accountability, South China Morning Post , 9/1/2022)

“‘The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights finally found time to look into one of the most pressing human rights issues of the modern era,’ Republican Senator Marco Rubio said in a statement. ‘Unfortunately, it did exactly what we expected: downplay the severity of the Chinese Communist Party’s crimes.’” (US Calls on China to Cease ‘Atrocities’ Against Uyghurs, VOA News , 9/1/2022)

“Rubio: Biden Administration ‘Failing’ to Block Semiconductor IP Sales to China(The Epoch Times , 8/31/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) proposed Deterring Errant Behavior Risking International Space (DEBRIS) Act would require sanctions on those responsible for creating dangerous space debris.” (We’re not prepared for our runaway space debris problem, The Hill , 8/29/2022)

“Similarly, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, ‘The human cost of the Maduro narco-regime’s humanitarian debacle has resulted in the displacement of 6 million Venezuelans worldwide. Responsible nations in our region continue to lend a helping hand as Venezuelan migrants and refugees flee the hardships of tyranny and oppression.’” (Uniting for Ukraine is successful. Let’s expand it to include Venezuelans, Niskanen Center , 8/29/2022)

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