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Next Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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Rubio Habla en Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay

El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Nio Encendio de Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay, sobre cómo la inflación ha impactado a las familias, sobre las olas de migración ilegal, sobre el juicio político de Biden vs. el de Trump, sobre el canje de prisioneros...

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ICYMI: Rubio Joins All Things Considered

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined National Public Radio’s All Things Considered to discuss his plan to expand the child tax credit for working families. See below for the full transcript and listen to the edited interview here. On the connection between the child...

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Improving Educational Opportunities Through The American Dream Accounts Act Of 2012

Mar 16, 2012 | Blog

Of all my parents’ hopes and dreams, their principal one was for me and my siblings to accomplish our dreams. My parents worked long, hard hours – my father as a bartender and my mother as a maid and stock clerk – so that we could have the types of careers they weren’t able to achieve. They believed and worked toward the American dream: to fulfill the desire of every parent to leave their children with a better life than their own. Because of my parents’ hard work, my own determination and through programs like Pell Grants and student loans, I was able to not only get a college degree, but also a law degree. My experience is a quintessential American story, and it’s why I am co-sponsoring the American Dream Accounts Act of 2012.  

This bill uses existing Department of Education funds to award three-year competitive grants to organizations and partnerships to provide counseling and financial support for low-income students who are preparing for college. Grant winners will establish and administer American Dream Accounts (ADAs), which are personal online accounts that will allow parents, teachers, counselors and mentors to monitor a student’s higher education readiness and provide information relating to college enrollment and financial assistance, as well as academic and career interests.  ADAs also include individual college savings accounts for each student, though grantees cannot use grant funds to seed such savings accounts.  

High school students should be afforded the opportunity to attend a some kind higher education institution and, through this bill, those students will have meaningful counseling about which options best suit their individual needs and goals.