Fighting for Florida

Last Thursday we arrived in Tripoli to the promise of a free Libya. We saw a city that is surprisingly secure and orderly. We visited al-Jdeida prison and spoke freely with detainees - a testament to the commitment of the Transitional National Council (TNC) to democracy, transparency and the rule of law. At the end of the day, we walked through Martyrs' Square, where Libyans cheered and thanked America and our NATO allies.
In June, this paper accused me of putting "the financial interests of the nation's biggest banks before small retailers and consumers" when I voted to delay an onerous regulation that I feared would increase banking fees and hit the wallets of Americans who are already struggling in this economy.
Yesterday, Senator Rubio along with Senator Bill Nelson and Representatives Bill Posey and Sandy Adams met with Bob Cabana, the Kennedy Space Center Director, Frank DiBello, President of Space Florida, and Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, to discuss the importance of the space program to Florida. We wanted to share some pictures from the meeting and an article from the Orlando Sentinel describing the "powwow."
This morning, Senator Rubio met with two former presidents of El Salvador in his Washington office. The former presidents in attendance were Francisco Flores and Aramando Calderon Sol. As the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs, this meeting is part of Marco's continued efforts to engage our friends and allies in the Western Hemisphere.

Reducing Government

Oct 05 2011

Yesterday, Senator Rubio signed on as a cosponsor of S.1611, the Reducing the Size of the Federal Government Through Attrition Act. This bill would reduce the federal workforce by 10% by 2015, which would save approximately $139 billion over ten years.

Senator Rubio has been working to reduce the size of the federal bureaucracy and this legislation would take another step in that direction. You can read more about the legislation here.

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to have printed in the RECORD an article highlighting the Castro regime's continued abuse of the Cuban people as they organize efforts to create a freer Cuba. The people being held unjustly and abused in Cuban prisons--as well as those being intimidated and repressed outside of prison--need the continued support of America.

I would like to congratulate Walt Disney World on the celebration of its 40th anniversary this past weekend. Disney has been the home of tremendous talent and innovation through the years and brightens Florida’s economy as the largest employer in Central Florida with almost 60,000 employees.

Disney continues to reinvent itself with the times and thrives as the world’s largest theme park resort. We can only imagine what future generations can expect of the land “Where Dreams Come True.”

Mobile Office Hours

Sep 30 2011

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's staff will be co-hosting "Mobile Office Hours" with the staff of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo Jr. 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.