Fighting for Florida

Marco’s staff will be hosting “Mobile Office Hours” to meet with constituents and assist them with federal issues in their own communities. For constituents who can’t visit the regional offices, these “Mobile Office Hours” offer a more convenient way to seek federal casework assistance.  All times listed below are local:
 
Free Tax Preparation Workshop hosted with the IRS
Saturday - March 3, 2012
Orange County
10:00am-3:00pm
Valencia College – East Campus
701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Building 7, Room 113 and 117
Orlando, FL 32825

Tuesday—March 6, 2012
Columbia County
10:00am – 12:00pm
Columbia County Public Library
308 NW Columbia Avenue
Lake City, FL 32055
 
Thursday – March 15, 2012
Miami-Dade County
9:30am - 2:00pm
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, Lobby Area
Miami, FL 33128
 
Nassau County
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Betty Cook Nassau Center
Building 29
Conference Room A111
76346 William Burgess Blvd.
Yulee, FL 32097
 
Osceola County
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Kissimmee City Hall
Commission Chambers
101 North Church Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
 
Tuesday—March 20, 2012
Baker County
3:00pm-5:00pm
Baker County Administration Office
55 N. 3rd Street
Macclenny, FL  32063
 
Marion County
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Marion County Public Library- Headquarters Branch
2720 East Silver Springs Boulevard
Ocala, FL 34470
 
Union County
9:30am-11:30am
Union County Library
250 SE 5th Ave.
Lake Butler, FL  32054
 
Volusia County
9:00am - 11:00am
City of Daytona Beach
City Hall
301 S. Ridgewood Ave., Room 149A
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
 
Fraud Prevention Workshop hosted with the Federal Trade Commission
Wednesday—March 28, 2012
"BEING SCAM SMART" Protecting Your Money & Identity from Fraud
10:00am-12:00pm
The Volen Center
1515 West Palmetto Park Road
Boca Raton, Florida  33486
Earlier this week, Senator Rubio introduced S.2115, the State Waters Partnership Act of 2012, a bill that would force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt Florida's science-based Numeric Nutrient Criteria on water quality regulation.

Senator Rubio also co-sponsored the following bill, joint resolution, and amendment:
On Wednesday, Senator Rubio sponsored four amendments and co-sponsored two amendments to legislation reauthorizing our nation’s transportation programs (or "to the transportation bill" or "to MAP-21, the transportation bill").
Senator Rubio joined with six of his colleagues as a co-sponsor of S.AMDT.1555, The Earmark Elimination Act of 2011.

This past weekend, I traveled to Europe as part of an official Senate delegation.  The first stop was Spain, where we received a country team briefing from the U.S. Embassy, and then met with the new Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.  Later that day we traveled to Germany to attend the Munich Security Conference.

As a member of the Senate's Foreign Relations Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, this was an invaluable opportunity for me to meet with foreign leaders and discuss the global security threats we face and how our nations can better address them.  At a time when Iran is determined to become a nuclear power, President Assad in Syria is allowed to massacre the Syrian people with the blessing of China and Russia, and Afghanistan, Iraq and Egypt remain unstable, I was reminded of the indispensability of the United States as a force for good in an unpredictable and dangerous world.  The U.S. – NATO alliance has been instrumental in bringing peace and freedom to millions of people in the world.  Going forward the U.S. will need to strengthen this alliance, and others in the Middle East and Asia while calling on our allies to do more at a time of economic uncertainty, to ensure a prosperous and free 21st century.   

Below are some photos from the trip: 

 

With Germany's Defense Minister Thomas de Maziere

 With Germany's Defense Minister Thomas de Maziere

Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon

 Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal of Jordan

His Royal Highness Prince Faisal of Jordan

Photo with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Photo with Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy

Senator Rubio co-sponsored of S.RES.368, which recognized the anniversary of the tragic earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010, honored those who lost their lives in the earthquake, and expressed continued solidarity with the people of Haiti. On February 6, this resolution passed the Senate by Unanimous Consent.