THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
OCTOBER 10-14, 2022
Rubio Requests Billions for Hurricane Ian Recovery
Helping Florida Citrus Growers Post-Hurricane Ian
Senator Rubio attended Florida Citrus Mutual’s Annual Citrus Crop Estimate and toured the groves with U.S. Representatives Scott Franklin (R-FL) and Kat Cammack (R-FL) to survey the damage left by Hurricane Ian and discuss needed federal assistance.
Senator Rubio outlined the aid Florida citrus growers and other Floridians need in his op-ed onRealClear Florida .
The Senator and his staff held multiple FEMA Registration Assistance events all over the state since Hurricane Ian’s landfall. Photos and more information can be found on the Senator’swebsite and official Facebook page.
Opposing the VA’s Move to Providing Illegal Abortions
Senator Rubio and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) led a bipartisan Florida delegation in sending aletter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in support of the State of Florida’s request to declare a Disaster for Florida counties that were impacted by Hurricane Ian, and to make assistance available to growers whose crops were damaged or destroyed.
Senator Rubio and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona demanding clarity on the Department’s guidance on potentially granting student loan “refunds” to federal employees.
In the News
“Marco Rubio Calls for $33 Billion from the Federal Government to Help Florida Recover From Hurricane Ian” (Florida Daily , 10/14/2022)
“Senator Rubio Tours Florida Citrus Groves Damaged By Hurricane Ian” (Southeast Florida Daily News , 10/13/2022)
“[Florida Citrus Mutual’s CEO Matt Joyner] called Rubio and ‘stalwart’ and ‘champion’ of the citrus industry before handing him the microphone…” (Rebuild or give up? Florida citrus growers explore options after losses to Hurricane Ian, The Lakeland Ledger , 10/13/2022)
“With Rubio’s help, small business still thriving | Letters” ( Orlando Sentinel , 10/9/2022)
“Sen. Marco Rubio was a leader in the Senate in passing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that helped families and businesses stay afloat during COVID.” (Rubio’s record | Letters to the editor, South Florida Sun Sentinel , 10/8/2022 )
“‘We’ll make sure, just like we did after Irma, that any spending bill will have sufficient support for the people in Florida’s agricultural and rural communities, many who have lost everything,’ Rubio said in a statement.” (USDA forecasts Florida orange crop at 28M after Ian; smallest production since WWII, WTSP Tampa Bay , 10/12/2022)
“U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Jim Risch congratulated Taiwan for its democratic accomplishments ahead of the 111th Double Ten Day, which celebrates the founding of the Republic of China.” (US lawmakers praise Taiwan’s democracy amid Double Ten Day celebrations,Taiwan News , 10/10/2022)
“Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), one of the co-sponsors of the transparency law, said in a statement to The Wall Street Journal that ‘the U.S. Government needs to break all ties with McKinsey and tighten disclosure requirements to ensure the company cannot play both sides again.’” (In Puerto Rico’s Troubled Energy System, McKinsey Gets Paid by Both Government and Vendors, Wall Street Journal , 1010/2022)
“Rubio Questions Biden Easing Venezuelan Sanctions” (The Floridian , 10/9/2022)
“Rubio: Oil Prices Indicative of the Radical Left-Wing Marxist Misfits Who Control the Democratic Party” (Breitbart , 10/14/2022)