Dec 28 2021
Miami, FL — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a video recapping his legislative accomplishments in 2021 on behalf of Floridians and Americans across the nation. Six Rubio bills became law this year, including the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act, which will be one of the most significant changes in America’s trade relationship with China in decades. Earlier this year, the Center for Effective Lawmaking (CEL) ranked Rubio as the most effective Republican Senator. A non-partisan analysis produced by GovTrack ranked Rubio as the second top leader compared to all senators in 2020 and 2019.
“The past 12 months have been incredibly difficult for America,” Rubio said. “As we emerged from a global pandemic that began in China, we were hit with staggering inflation, a supply chain crisis, chaos on our southern border, and the rise of cultural Marxism. But as we look ahead to 2022, I am confident that common sense will ultimately win out over chaos and insanity.”
Key 2021 highlights from the forthcoming report:
Constituent Service. Senator Rubio’s award-winning federal casework team helped nearly 20,000 Floridians navigate the agency process for veterans, immigrants, servicemembers, the unemployed, passport holders, small businesses, and the homeless. Overall, the team handled more than 60,000 cases over the past five years.
New Laws. Senator Rubio authored dozens of laws over the past five years, including the expansion of the child tax credit, the VA Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP), numerous bills on Venezuela and China, and, of course, the Paycheck Protection Program. Below is a partial list from 2021:
- Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act
- Secure Equipment Act of 2021
- Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform (RENACER) Act
- A bill for the Seminole Tribe of Florida
- National Flood Insurance Program Extension
- Federal Contractor COVID Relief Extension