Rubio Releases Report On 2022 Accomplishments
Jan 12 2023
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a report detailing his legislative accomplishments in 2022 and the landmark laws he wrote over the past six years. Over those years, Rubio was regularly ranked one of the most effective lawmakers in the United States Senate.
Thirteen Rubio bills became law this year, including legislation to provide health care to veterans suffering from exposure to toxic burn pits and a bill to address harmful algal blooms in South Florida.
“One of my highest priorities is ensuring my staff and I are available to provide Floridians with whatever federal assistance we can. Over the course of 2022, my federal casework team helped 20,000 Floridians…. [U]ltimately, that is what public service is all about—helping constituents.
- “Despite a divided government and insanity in Washington, my staff and I also enacted new laws to help Floridians and the country as a whole…. Such success requires setting aside the partisan nonsense that dominates the daily news cycle and focusing on what actually matters to the people of Florida and our nation.” – Senator Rubio
Read the full report. Key highlights are below:
Constituent Service. Senator Rubio’s award-winning federal casework team helped nearly 83,000 Floridians over the past six years. In 2022, constituent services closed over 20,000 new cases. The case subjects ranged from Social Security and Medicare to veterans benefits and passport services.
New Laws. Senator Rubio authored dozens of laws over the past six years, including the expansion of the child tax credit, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, the authorization of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, numerous bills on Latin America and China, and the creation of the historic Paycheck Protection Program.
Below is a list from 2022:
- Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act
- South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act
- Restoring Resilient Reefs Act
- Protecting Critical Ecosystems and Military Readiness in Florida Act
- Strengthening Supply Chains for Servicemembers and Security Act
- Cutting Rampant Access to Crack Kits (CRACK) Act
- Ukraine Annexation Non-Recognition Act
- United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Reauthorization Act
- Free Vets from Fees Act
- SBA Cyber Awareness Act
- Small Business Cyber Training Act
- Andrew K. Baker Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic naming
- Judge Joseph Woodrow Hatchett Courthouse naming