US Senator Marco Rubio Newsletter 02/17/2023

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


FEBRUARY 13-17, 2023

Train Tragedy Proves the Need for Accountability
  • Following the tragic train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, Senator Rubio and Senator JD Vance (R-OH) sent a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg demanding answers. Given Secretary Buttigieg’s record of transporation-related failures, Rubio sent a letter to President Biden urging the president to fire him .  

Talking Chinese Balloons and UAPs
  • Following multiple sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), Senator Rubio appeared on Kudlow , CBS Mornings , and The Guy Benson Show to explain what is going on and why the Biden Administration’s response doesn’t make America safer. 

Remembering Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims
  • Senator Rubio honored the 17 victims, their family, friends and loved ones on the 5th anniversary of the tragedy. . 

  • Senator Rubio wrote on Medium on why the United States should stand firm against narco-terrorists in Colombia. In the Epoch Times , he provided insight on why Brazil’s new president is willing to work with China and the United States. 

Talking with Telemundo
  • Senator Rubio spoke with Gloria Ordaz of Telemundo 51 to discuss humanitarian parole, the Chinese spy balloons, and the classified documents scandal. 

  • Following Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) openness to banning TikTok, Senator Rubio sent him a letter urging a vote on Rubio’s bipartisan legislation

  • Senator Rubio sent a letter to Biden Administration officials requesting a review of the licensing agreement between Ford and Chinese company Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL). 

  • Senator Rubio and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) sent a letter to Biden Administration officials urging stronger support for the UAP Office. 

  • Senator Rubio reintroduced seven bills to support service members, veterans, and their families. 

  • Senator Rubio introduced the Ensuring Military Readiness Act to strengthen our military. 

  • Senator Rubio and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) reintroduced legislation to remove the Chinese Communist Party’s Hong Kong economic and trade offices from the United States. 

  • Senator Rubio introduced 13 bills. 

In the News

“Rubio demands no federal funds flow to Michigan’s Ford EV battery plant with Chinese ties” (The Center Square , 2/14/2023) 

“”Biden has turned our military into a woke social experiment,” Rubio said in a statement to Fox News Digital.” (Some transgender people would be disqualified from military service under new GOP bill, Fox News , 2/15/2023)

“Ohio train derailment has Vance and Rubio demanding answers from Buttigieg”(Washington Examiner , 2/15/2023)

“Sen. Marco Rubio criticizes Biden’s response to Chinese spy balloon and pushes for answers on unidentified objects” (CBS News , 2/16/2023)

“Sen. Marco Rubio: Lack of transparency is undermining confidence that our agencies know what they are doing” (Fox Business , 2/15/2023)

“Rubio demands investigation into Ford deal with Chinese battery maker for Michigan plant” (Washington Examiner , 2/15/2023)

“Marco Rubio: Instability in Haiti Impacting Florida, State Department Needs to Investigate”(Florida Daily , 2/15/2023)

“Report: Marco Rubio, Ron Johnson Demand Investigation into Government Backing Group Leading Conservative Media Blacklist” (Breitbart , 2/15/2023)  

“US Senator Rubio Calls for CFIUS Review of Ford-CATL Agreement” (Bloomberg Law , 2/15/2023) 

“Menendez, Sen. Marco Rubio and other congressional champions of Cuban freedom surely will tell the president that for U.S.-Cuba relations to improve, the regime must not only release its political prisoners, but also make systemic changes, including the repeal of Decree 349 and the recently toughened penal code.” (Biden should push for the release of Cuba’s political prisoners, as he did in Nicaragua | Guest Opinion, Miami Herald , 2/16/2023)

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