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PHOTOS: Rubio Meets with Lady Lake Veterans, Florida’s Natural Growers in Umatilla

May 30, 2018 | Comunicados de Prensa

Lady Lake, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today met with veterans at the American Legion Post 347 Memorial Day barbeque.
“I greatly enjoyed today’s visit to the American Legion Post 347 to discuss the work they are doing to help local veterans,” said Rubio. “I thanked them for their service and highlighted that the Senate just passed the VA MISSION Act, which ensures more veterans have access to quality care. As their senator, I remain committed to pushing for legislation that puts our veterans first and reforms the VA in their favor.”
Photos courtesy of Senator Rubio’s office.


Umatilla, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today met with Florida’s Natural Growers employees, growers, and local farm bureau representatives to discuss challenges the citrus industry faces.

“I had a great tour and visit at the Florida’s Natural facility today in Umatilla. These growers are still grappling with the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, citrus canker and citrus greening, and other invasive pests,” said Rubio. “While I am proud to have convinced USDA Secretary Perdue to allocate $340 million towards the Florida Citrus Block Grant to help growers recover from crop losses, this treasured Florida industry still faces many challenges. I heard firsthand about the importance of federal funding to support citrus research, and as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue my efforts to ensure that Florida citrus receives the research funding it needs to remain a strong economic engine throughout our state.”

Photos courtesy of Senator Rubio’s office.