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Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement after Senate Democrats voted against moving forward on a comprehensive disaster supplemental that would provide funding for communities struggling to recover from recent natural disasters, including Florida communities devastated by Hurricane Michael:

“Disaster funding should not be a partisan issue, yet for months, Congress has repeatedly played politics with much-needed aid at the expense of local communities in Florida, Puerto Rico, and around the nation that are struggling to recover,” Rubio said. “Tonight, the Senate had a chance to provide billions of dollars to these disaster-stricken communities, including $600 million to Puerto Rico. Tonight, my colleagues had the opportunity to choose action over obstruction. Shamefully, Senate Democrats said no.”
   
   
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