US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 01/06/2023

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


JANUARY 3-6, 2022

Senator Rubio Sworn into 118th Congress
  • Senator Rubio made history when he was sworn into the 118th Congress, becoming the first three-term Republican senator from Florida.  

Rubio Reveals Plan for Third Term 
  • The same day, Senator Rubio published an op-ed on The American Conservative outlining his plan for American renewal.  

Rubio on End of Venezuelan Interim Government
  • Following the vote to dissolve the Venezuelan interim government, Senator Rubio released astatement reiterating the need for supervised elections and the release of all political prisoners in Venezuela. 

  • Senator Rubio wrote a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro May­­orkas expressing his concerns over the mass migration event occurring in the Florida Keys.

In the News

“Marco Rubio Looks Back on 2022 and Ahead to the Next Six Years in the Senate” (Florida Daily , 1/2/2023) 

“Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s Provide for Life Act would expand the child tax credit, enable parental leave, expand support for pro-life crisis pregnancy centers, and fund mentoring services for low-income mothers.” (Pro-Family Conservatives Must First Be Pro-Men, The Federalist , 1/5/2023)

“Accreditation alternatives are also a concept with bipartisan support. For instance, Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have developed a pilot framework to allow new postsecondary institutions to bypass the traditional accreditation system if they can prove strong student outcomes.” (Three Bipartisan Higher Education Reform Ideas For The New Congress, Forbes , 1/3/2023)

“U.S. Rep. Scott Franklin, R-Lakeland, introduced the resolution in May. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, and Sen. Rick Scott, R-Florida, sponsored the Senate version.” (Biden signs bill naming Post Office in Lakeland for Marine killed in Afghanistan in 2004, Lakeland Ledger , 1/5/2023)

“Florida’s Republican U.S. senators, Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, have placed the blame on the Biden administration. ‘This situation is the predictable result of this administration’s open border policies, where as a result, migrants risk their lives on makeshift boats. That message has been complimented by lax border security measures and weak enforcement of our immigration laws,’ Rubio said in a statement Thursday.” (Questions Over How Biden Border Rules Could Impact Florida Amid Influx of Migrants, NBC 6 South Florida , 1/5/2023)

“Republicans have also called on the administration to do more, with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis pointing out the high levels of Cuban and Haitian migrants in South Florida.” (Biden announces new program to curb illegal migration as he prepares for visit to border, Politico , 1/5/2023)

“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, commented on the matter Wednesday. ‘The Florida Keys are now being overwhelmed with migrants arriving by boat,’ he tweeted. ‘And so far the Biden Administration appears to have no plan to address this.’” (Florida national park cleared of more than 300 migrants held there amid a surge in boat landings, Fox News , 1/5/2023)

“Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin GOP. Rep Mike Gallagher and Illinois Democratic Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi have proposed bipartisan legislation to ban TikTok from operating in the U.S. because it could be used to spy on Americans” (TikTok’s Security Protocols Won’t Prevent China From Spying On American Users, Analysts Warn, Daily Caller , 1/3/2023)

“In response to the report last month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Inspector General Eric Soskin, urging an investigation into the matter. ‘I have long worked to ensure effective controls regarding leadership and staff travel and reducing the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse,’ Rubio wrote on Dec. 16” (Pete Buttigieg brought husband Chasten on military aircraft to attend sporting event in Netherlands, Fox News , 1/4/2023)  

“‘This isn’t about creative videos,’ Republican Senator Marco Rubio, vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a statement regarding TikTok. ‘This is about an app that is collecting data on tens of millions of American children and adults every day. We know it’s used to manipulate feeds and influence elections,’ he said. ‘We know it answers to the People’s Republic of China.’” (Trust Issues Becoming the Norm, VOA , 1/2/2023) 

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