Feb 02 2012
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today cast votes to eliminate earmarks and in support of term limits for Members of Congress.
Highlighting his vote against earmarks, Rubio said, “I support an earmark ban because our national debt is over $15 trillion, and we need to fundamentally reform the way Washington spends money. Banning earmarks is a good starting point.”
“Voting for this ban was a promise I made during my campaign, and I’m proud to have supported the Toomey-McCaskill measure to eliminate them,” he added.
In a separate vote this afternoon, Rubio supported a measure proposed by Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) expressing the Sense of the Senate that a constitutional term limits amendment for Members of Congress should be approved.
“No elected official is so good that they’re irreplaceable, and having term limits will ensure that our legislative branch is continuously infused with new people and ideas,” Rubio said. “We have term limits in Florida, and I saw the benefit of having our legislators serve for a limited time and then return home to live under the laws they crafted.“Term limits are long overdue in Washington, and I am proud to have upheld my campaign promise to Floridians by voting for Senator DeMint’s term limits measure today.”