Fighting for Florida

I'm pleased that Jon Hammar is being returned safely to the U.S., and I appreciate the Mexican government's attention to this case and its actions allowing Mr. Hammar to return home to his family in time for Christmas.
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Earlier today, I had a chance to meet with Terry Kramer, the U.S. ambassador to the recently concluded World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT), and thank him for his work at WCIT and for his commitment to Internet freedom.
In the aftermath of the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Senator Rubio, like millions of Americans, is looking for public policy changes that would prevent such a horrible event from happening again.
Many Floridians and Americans from other states have recently contacted my offices to express their concerns and outrage about Jon Hammar's situation.
My late grandfather was one of the most influential people in my life. Until his death when I was 13, "Papá" was a mentor who spent countless hours on our front porch with me discussing history, politics and baseball. As a Cuban immigrant, he knew how special America is, and it's one lesson from him that I will never forget.
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This week, my Senate colleagues and I voted on several measures to be included in our Senate Republican platform for the next Congress. I was proud to support each of the following measures that aim to make our federal government more accountable, transparent and fiscally responsible: