US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 09/16/2022

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

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

SEPTEMBER 12-16, 2022

Finding Common Good
  • Senator Rubio spoke at the third annual National Conservatism Conference , hosted in Miami, about what divides Americans today and how to build a new governing consensus.

Celebrating Floridian Nominations
  • Senator Rubio released a statement on the nominations of Markenzy Lapointe to be U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and Roger Handberg to be U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. 

Supporting Latin America 
  • Senator Rubio spoke at a press conference condemning the Biden Administration’s lack of support for freedom in Latin America. 

  • Following the press conference, Senator Rubio questioned Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Brian Nichols at a Senate Foreign Relations hearing on the administration’s actions regarding the Maduro regime.  

Honoring the Abraham Accords 
  • Senator Rubio released a statement commemorating the two-year anniversary of the historic Abraham Accords.  

Addressing Foreign Threats 
  • Senator Rubio spoke on the threat of the Chinese Communist Party at a press conference at the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China’s summit in Washington, D.C. 

Interviews
  • Senator Rubio appeared on Jesse Watters Primetime to discuss the ongoing crises made worse by the Biden Administration. 

  • Senator Rubio joined The Brian Mudd Show to discuss Florida, his pro-life work, and his predictions for the Miami Dolphins. Afterwards, he joined Louder with Crowder to discuss the cigar industry, the current state of politics, and more.  

  • Senator Rubio also spoke with Nio Encendio of Maxima 92.5 Tampa Bay.

Op-eds
  • Senator Rubio addressed the Biden Administration’s neglect in addressing the fentanyl crisis on Fox News and Diario las Americas . Following the op-ed, Senator Rubio introduced his billto make the distribution of this deadly drug a felony murder charge when it results in death of the user. 

  • Senator Rubio wrote an op-ed in the Palm Beach Post making the case for trade petitions to protect Florida growers.

  • Senator Rubio published an op-ed on The Daily Wire exposing the Far Left’s climate “whataboutism.” 

Letters
  • Senator Rubio, along with Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Rick Scott (R-FL), sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Xavier Becerra demanding information regarding allegations of misconduct and conflict of interest in Alzheimer’s research. 

  • Senator Rubio, Senator James Lankford (R-OK), and 10 other Republican senators sent aletter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona with concerns over a proposed rule to expand Title IX. 

  • Senator Rubio and U.S. Representative Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) sent a letter to Kela Chao, Acting Chief Executive Officer of USAGM, and Sylvia Rosabal, Director of the OCB, sharing their opposition to layoffs at the Office of Cuba Broadcasting. 

  • Senator Rubio sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling for sanctions on the Algerian purchase of Russian weapons. 

Legislation 
  • Senator Rubio introduced his Providing for Life Act , pro-family legislation for a post- RoeAmerica. 

  • Senator Rubio introduced the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act to make the distribution of deadly fentanyl chargeable as felony murder. 

  • Senators Rubio and Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced a bill to criminalize protesters who block interstate highways. 

  • Senator Rubio, along with Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and John Cornyn (R-TX), introduced a resolution commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. 

  • Senator Rubio, Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and 37 Republican colleagues introduced the START Act in response to the Democrats’ lack of progress on permitting reform legislation following the passage of the $749 billion climate and tax bill. 

  • Senators Rubio, John Cornyn (R-TX), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Securing American Acquisitions, Readiness, and Military Stockpiles Act to quickly replenish U.S. defense stockpiles. 

  • Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Senator Rubio joined his colleagues in introducing a posthumous bipartisan resolution to honor her life and legacy. 

  • Senators Rubio and Ted Cruz (R-TX) introduced the Strengthening Entry Visa Enforcement and Restrictions Act of 2022 to prevent Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi from entering the United States.

In the News

“Rubio is champion for Everglades” (Sanibel Captiva , 9/13/2022)

“Marco Rubio Introduces Bill to Criminalize Protesters Who Block Interstates” (Breitbart , 9/13/2022)  

“Rubio says Biden’s MAGA-bashing evokes ‘third-world dictatorships’” (Fox News , 9/12/2022) 

“Rubio heads bipartisan push to examine Mexican produce ‘flood’” (Fresh Plaza , 9/12/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio warns Biden he must ‘immediately’ crack down on southern border to extinguish fentanyl supply in US as boy, 13, is arrested for overdose of middle school worker in California” (The Daily Mail , 9/12/2022)

“The third National Conservatism Conference in Miami, affectionately known as ‘Natcon 3,’ is a gathering of the GOP’s leading Florida men: Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Rick Scott…” (A national conservatism of biblical proportions, Washington Examiner , 9/13/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was among the signatories, still remains unsatisfied by Commerce’s actions and accused the Biden administration of prioritizing favored corporations over national security.” (Administration rethinks its approach to restricting ‘emerging’ tech exports,Politico , 9/13/2022)

“Hundreds of law enforcement officials and politicians including Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., have called on the Biden administration to take a stronger stance on border security to combat fentanyl flooding into American cities.” (California sheriff says fentanyl an ‘urgent public health crisis’ after middle school teacher nearly poisoned, Fox News , 9/13/2022)

“The HELPER Act is co-authored by Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and is co-sponsored by nearly 90 lawmakers across both parties. It is similar to home loan benefits offered by Veterans Affairs.” (Bipartisan bill would help teachers, first responders priced out of housing market, The Hill , 9/14/2022) 

“Confronting Communist China Is the ‘Challenge That Will Define the 21st Century’: Sen. Rubio” (The Epoch Times , 9/14/2022)

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