Fighting for Florida

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.
Senator Marco Rubio traveled to Libya with Sens. John McCain (AZ), Mark Kirk (IL), Lindsey Graham (SC). Below are a few pictures of what he saw today.

L'Shanah Tovah

Sep 28 2011

With the start of Rosh Hashanah tonight at sundown, my wife Jeanette and I would like to send best wishes to all of our Jewish friends and neighbors in Florida and around the world.

Today Florida lost a great leader who will always be remembered for helping shape Florida’s history. My condolences and prayers go out to former Florida Governor Claude Kirk, Jr.’s family during this difficult time. I hope they find strength and peace in God’s love.

Marco submitted the following statement for the Congressional Record commemorating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Washingto, DC. - Senator Marco Rubio today highlighted the importance of the free trade agreements and called Rubio Amendment #651 to the floor for immediate consideration. The measure would restore the link between Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and trade agreements that existed prior to the stimulus bill.

Shortly after Senator Rubio announced his amendment the National Taxpayers Union (NTU) said they would supportan amendment like his as it would "protect taxpayers."

ICYMI: Senator Rubio On The President's Jobs And Debt Plan

Rubio: The President's plan "is really not a serious plan. It is more of a political one designed to appease his base."

Sep 20 2011

Senator Marco Rubio

The Bud Hedinger Show

WFLA 540 AM (Orlando, FL)

Hedinger: "Well, it was pretty clear yesterday that the president didn't want to get seriously into entitlement reform. Your take on his call for a trillion and a half dollars in new taxes, Senator?"

Rubio: "Well, it goes contrary to what he himself said last December when he said that tax increases in the middle of a recession is the worst thing to do. So, I don't think that plan yesterday, with all due respect, I mean I hate coming on and always being the guy bashing the president. Let me just say that, with all due respect to the president, I think that the plan that he put out is really not a serious plan. It is more of a political one designed to appease his base. Some of the things in there, some of the savings, for example, that he takes credit for aren’t real. They're phantom savings."

Thank you. Buenas noches. Welcome to Florida. Bienvenidos a la Florida. Muchas gracias por escoger esta gran ciudad y este gran estado para su evento.

Thank you for choosing this state and this city for your event. A few moments ago, I got an invitation that at 8:30 they are having some kind of hospitality party here. I think the bar is open, so I’m the only thing standing between that and you, so I’ll be brief and to the point. I am grateful for your invitation and the opportunity to speak to you for a few moments.
On this 224th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, we celebrate the principles of freedom, security and limited government.