Fighting for Florida
Dec 16 2011
During yesterday's Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing, Senator Marco Rubio highlighted the importance of having the needed resources in Puerto Rico as we continue to respond to the growth of trafficking and narcotics in the Caribbean.
Dec 09 2011
Dec 07 2011
By Marco Rubio
On the 70th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, we take a moment to remember “a date which will live in infamy”. We remember the men and women who lost their lives in the attack, and we remember those of the Greatest Generation who rose to the occasion and led our nation to victory in World War II.
As a country, we have been continually blessed with brave men and women who answer the call to service. We owe all of them a tremendous debt of gratitude. To all of our military, veterans and their families, we thank you for your sacrifice and commitment to ensuring our safety and freedom.
Dec 02 2011
Senator Marco RubioSeveral people have asked about my votes on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. In particular, some people are wrongly suggesting that this legislation will allow the military to capture and indefinitely detain any American citizen, and that the US Armed Forces would be able to perform law enforcement functions on American soil because of the authority conferred under Sections 1031 and 1032 of the Act. While I do have other serious concerns with this legislation, those particular assertions could not be further from the truth. I want to take this time to explain what the law actually does, what my position is on these issues, and why I joined with Senators Demint, Coburn and Lee to vote for those specific sections, but against cloture on the final bill.
Nov 23 2011
"You know, Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that tracks its history back to the very early beginnings of settlements of our continent. It's based on the notion that we are thankful to our creator, God, for all the blessings that we have.
Rubio: "We want to get this done. We want to deliver something to the American people as soon as possible that shows that here in Washington, D.C. we can agree on the things we agree on. I think that would be a positive first step in the right direction on behalf of job creators."
Nov 18 2011
U.S. Senate Floor Speech
November 16, 2011
RUBIO: Thank you, Madam President. We're going to start today by talking about job creation in America, and I'd like to turn it over to Senator Coons to begin this conversation about a very important piece of legislation we filed jointly yesterday.