US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 10/07/2022

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

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO

OCTOBER 3-7, 2022

Surveying Damage from Hurricane Ian 
  • Senator Rubio, along with President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, Governor Ron DeSantis, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), held a briefingwith local officials in Lee County following Hurricane Ian. 

  • Senator Rubio met with local officials in Collier County and Everglades city to discuss rescue operations and needed resources.  

  • Senator Rubio and U.S Representative Greg Steube (R-FL) joined local officials in Hardee, DeSoto, and Charlotte counties to survey the damage done by Hurricane Ian. 

Expediting Aid for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • After receiving a letter from Senator Rubio and Senator Rick Scott, the Biden Administration approved a Major Disaster Declaration for the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Discussing Hurricane Ian and Rebuilding Florida
In the News

“Marco Rubio: Hurricane Ian Damage To Florida’s Gulf Coast A ‘Character-Altering Event’”(The Daily Wire , 10/2/2022) 

“Rubio, Steube meet with Charlotte officials” (Sun Port Charlotte , 10/3/2022)

“Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Get Biden to Offer Major Disaster Declaration for Seminole Tribe of Florida” (Florida Daily , 10/4/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, a staunch supporter of the state’s citrus industry said in a Sept. 28 interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper the citrus industry in Florida is already teetering on the brink because of citrus greening.” (Citrus crop losses from Ian expected to top 80 percent in some areas, The Lakeland Ledger , 10/4/2022)

“Scott, Rubio Write to Appropriations Committee Following Hurricane Ian” (The Floridian , 9/30/2022)

“Biden visited Fort Myers alongside Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., and Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rick Scott, R-Fla., to survey Hurricane Ian’s damage and reaffirm the federal government’s commitment to assist with the state’s recovery efforts.” (Biden contradicts his own top hurricane expert to push climate agenda, Fox News , 10/5/2022)

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., also said Puerto Ricans would not be forgotten. Rubio said the island appeared to be ‘in better position to respond this time around…’” (Biden tells Puerto Ricans he’s ‘committed to this island,’ AP , 10/3/2022) 

“Marco Rubio, Rick Scott urge Senate leaders for more funds to recover, rebuild Florida after Hurricane Ian” (The St. Augustine Record , 9/30/2022)

“Rubio, Scott, and Buchanan-Backed Legislation to Lower Drug Prices and End Animal Testing Mandates at FDA Passes Senate” (EIN Presswire , 10/4/2022)

“Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, the top Republican on the chamber’s Intelligence Committee, criticized the releases as an unequal swap of convicted drug dealers for American ‘hostages’ whom he wanted freed ‘as much as anybody.’” (Venezuela Frees Americans in Biden-Approved Swap With Maduro, Bloomberg Government , 10/2/2022)  


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