Fighting for Florida
Jun 14 2012
By Senator Marco RubioTwo-hundred and thirty-seven years ago today, the Army of the United States was officially formed to defend our fledgling country from Britain’s advancing force of seasoned regulars. Our first commander-in-chief, General George Washington, took command of this volunteer unit and proceeded to win a hard-fought war for independence, setting the conditions for what has become the greatest nation on earth.
Since that fateful June day in 1775, our Army has continuously answered the call to defend our ideals and way of life, suffering losses and enduring hardships along the way; but ultimately representing the best of this country and carrying forth the banner of liberty and freedom to those that are oppressed. Deployed across the globe in support of peacekeeping, humanitarian and contingency operations, this professional force remains tireless and is seen the world over as a symbol of excellence.
I am truly honored to celebrate this 237th Army Birthday with all of you and I am privileged to recognize the sacrifices and accomplishments of such a storied branch of our Armed Forces.
On behalf of the people of the great state of Florida, thank you for your service and Army Strong!
Jun 14 2012
Senator Rubio is an original co-sponsor of S.RES.489, a resolution that calls for the appointment of an outside special counsel to investigate the recent national security leaks from the Obama administration. The recent leaks of classified and highly sensitive information on US intelligence operations present a grave threat to our nation’s national security interests.
Jun 13 2012
By Senator Marco RubioThe sugar industry is an important job creator in Florida and across the country, one that is capable of competing with anyone in the world if the playing field is level. Unfortunately, the global sugar trade is not a level playing field as our foreign competitors not only create their own trade barriers but also operate with fewer regulations, fewer union commitments and meager pay.
May 31 2012
We wanted to take a moment to share information about hurricane preparedness and other useful resources to help your family prepare for the next hurricane or tropical storm.
As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio traveled to the U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to conduct oversight of the facility, tour the base, and meet with the commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo Bay.
May 29 2012
To stop this from happening again Senator Marco Rubio cosponsored a bipartisan bill, the Dignified Burial of Veterans Act of 2012, to ensure veterans without known next of kin are provided with a proper burial. ABC Orlando reported from the Florida National Cemetery's Memorial Day service this weekend:
May 25 2012
By Senator Marco RubioThis Memorial Day, I join my fellow Floridians in celebrating the bravery and heroism of our servicemen and women, both past and present, who honorably answer the call in defense of liberty. For me it is a distinct honor to work in the Senate on behalf of all of our veterans who today continue the legacy of those we have lost.
May 23 2012
By Senator Marco RubioThere is one thing that every great American company has in common: each began as a small business. Starting a small business in America means you are willing to risk whatever money you can cobble together from your life savings or maxing out a credit card to pursue your dream.
I had the pleasure this weekend to meet and congratulate young men and women from Florida who have received offers of admission from these institutions. Gaining acceptance to one of these four prestigious academies is a testament to each individual's hard work and extraordinary character.