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This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio

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

This Week in the Office of Senator Marco Rubio

After months of advocating, and through my work on the Senate Appropriations Committee I secured disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico in the disaster supplemental bill, which was signed into law by the president today. Read my statement here. Watch my remarks on the Senate floor here.

On Fox News’ America’s Newsroom I discussed paid family leave, immigration, and the stock market.

I had a productive conversation with Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Senator Nelson about ensuring public safety after recent Brightline train accidents by implementing education initiatives and safety measures.

I met with former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and discussed the importance of restoring Ukraine’s territorial integrity amid Vladimir Putin’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the protracted conflict in eastern Ukraine.

In Case You Missed It…

“Rubio asks feds to crack down on Florida sober homes, drug rehabs” (NBC,2/6/2018)

“Marco Rubio touts his work on CHIP extension” (Tampa Bay Times, 2/6/2018)

“Rubio: Florida schools should end Chinese-funded education partnerships”(Politico, 2/5/2018)

“Ivanka, Rubio find a new project: Paid family leave” (Politico, 2/4/2018)

“Cotton, Rubio Intro duce Bill Banning Govt. Use of Chinese Telecom Devices”(Washington Free Beacon, 2/7/2018)

“Rubio and Nelson call for more funding to stop grasshopper sparrows from vanishing” (Miami Herald, 2/7/2018)

“Marco Rubio warns: Communist China is targeting US students” (Washington Examiner, 2/5/2018)

“Marco Rubio’s eye falls on a parental-leave solution” (Washington Examiner,2/6/2018)

“Rubio Takes Up Conservative Paid-Leave Plan” (National Review, 2/6/2018)

“Rubio asks Florida colleges to end deals with Confucius Institutes” (Florida Times Union, 2/6/2018)

“Rubio: USF should end ties with Chinese-run Confucius Institute” (Tampa Bay Times,2/5/2018)

“Sen. Marco Rubio warns China is targeting US university students” (WEAR,2/5/2018)

“GOP Critics Press Trump to Withdraw Nominee For Colombia Ambassadorship”(Washington Free Beacon, 2/7/2018)

“Republican senator presses Labor Dept on joint employment, contractor policies”(Reuters, 2/6/2018)

“El Senado federal deja para mañana votación sobre el presupuesto” (El Nuevo Dia,2/8/2018)

Bills introduced this week…

  • Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and I introduced the Defending U.S. Government Communications Act, legislation that would prohibit the United States government from purchasing or leasing telecommunications equipment and/or services from Huawei, ZTE, or any subsidiaries or affiliates.
  • Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and I introduced a Senate Resolution calling for the immediate extradition or rendering to the United States of convicted felons Joanne Chesimard, William Morales, and all other fugitives from justice who are receiving safe harbor in Cuba in order to escape prosecution or confinement for criminal offenses committed in the United States.

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