News

Latest News

ICYMI: Rubio Pays Tribute to Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny’s Death Is a Loss for Russia and the World U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) February 21, 2024 Newsweek …For more than 10 years, [Alexei] Navalny openly opposed the Russian dictator, calling out the “crooks and thieves” in the Kremlin who enabled his...

read more

Rubio Achievements for Florida in 2018 Spending Bill

Mar 22, 2018 | Blog

 Preliminary numbers courtesy of Senate Appropriations Committee.

Member

Subcomm.

Agency

Provision/Funding

Rubio

AG

ARS

Maintains language for facility lease agreements

Rubio

AG

ARS

Retains report language on Citrus Greening Disease Research

Rubio

AG

ARS

$32.5 million increase for the Agricultural Research Service

Rubio

AG

ARS

Retains report language on Aquaculture

Rubio

AG

ARS

$1 million increase for the Floriculture and Nursery Research Initiative

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$48 million increase for NIFA programs

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$2.5 million for the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Database (FARAD)

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$1.5 million increase for Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$25 million increase for AFRI

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$2 million increase for the Food Safety Outreach Program

Rubio

AG

NIFA

$35 million for the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)

Rubio

AG

APHIS

$178.2 million provided for Specialty Crop Pests, including the Citrus Health Response Program

Rubio

AG

APHIS

$2 million increase for Huanglongbing Multi-Agency Coordination

Rubio

AG

APHIS

$981.9 million provided for APHIS, an increase of $35.7 million

Rubio

AG

APHIS

Report language retained for Huanglongbing Emergency Response

Rubio

AG

APHIS

$705,000 provided for Horse Protection

Rubio

AG

FSA

Fully funds Agricultural Credit Insurance Fund loan programs

Rubio

AG

NRCS

$10 million increase for Conservation Technical Assistance

Rubio

AG

RUS

Water & Waste – $1.057 billion for Water and Waste programs, an increase of $539 million above FY2017 enacted levels. This funding will support an additional $4.1 billion in loans and $895 million in grants

Rubio

AG

RUS

Maintains loan level for direct Rural Electrification Loans at $5.5 billion

Rubio

AG

RBS

ATTRA funded at $2.75 million

Rubio

AG

FNS

$10 million increase for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

Rubio

CJS

NIST ITS

MEP = $140 million, an increase of $10 million over FY2017 enacted

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Stock Assessments – Provide up to $10,000,000 under NMFS for red snapper stock assessments in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Report language – econ and social science research – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Report language – Gear Study for South Atlantic Region – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Report language – MRIP – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Report language – South Atlantic Red Snapper – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NMFS

Report language – South Atlantic Red Snapper Hooked Gears – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NOS

Coastal Zone Management Grants – $75,000,000 = $5,000,000 increase over FY2017 enacted amount.

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NOS

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NOS

National Marine Sanctuaries – $54,500,000 = an increase of $3,500,000 over FY2017 enacted. 

Rubio

CJS

NOAA NWS

Analyze, Forecast and Support – Retained Senate report language

Rubio

CJS

NOAA PAC

CDARS = $21,650,000 = an increase of $21,150,000 over FY2017 enacted. 

Rubio

CJS

NOAA PAC

Hurricane Hunters – Expanded on Senate report language and provided $121,000,000 for NOAA to procure a hurricane hunter backup. 

Rubio

CJS

JJ

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; Missing and Exploited Training and Technical Assistance Program – $76M ($3.5M increase)

Rubio

CJS

OVW

Office on Violence Against Women Grant Programs = $492 million

Rubio

CJS

JJ

National Institute of Justice; Comprehensive School Safety Initative – $75M; report lang included

Rubio

CJS

NASA Exploration

Human Exploration Operations Programs – Full funding for Exploration Ground System at KSC, plus $350 million for new mobile launcher

Rubio

DEF

Air Force

$5.65M above PB for F-15 modifications.

Rubio

DEF

Navy

$7.5M above PB for Ocean Warfighting Environment Applied Research

Rubio

DEF

Navy

$5M for Advanced Submarine System Development

Rubio

DEF

Defense-Wide

Supports PB for Microelectronics Technology Development

Rubio

DEF

Navy

Supports PB for: E-2D, E-2D Advanced Procurement; E-2D Advanced Hawkeye; MQ-4 Advanced Procurement; MQ-8 UAV; P-8A Advanced Procurement; F-18 Advanced Procurement

Rubio

DEF

Navy

$465M for an additional (3) P-8A aircraft

Rubio

DEF

Navy

$739M above PB for an addiitonal (10) F-18s for the Navy.

Rubio

DEF

Air Force

Support of PB for E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (JSTARS)

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Supported the budget request of $82 million for Herbert Hoover Dike construction and included an additional $180 million in the additional funding pot for Flood Control in the Construction account. In FY17, the Herbert Hoover Dike project received an additional $18.67 million from this additional funding pot.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included additional $35 million in the Construction account for Environmental Restoration and Compliance. In the FY17 work plan, the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration project received an additional $8.5 million from this additional funding pot. 

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included senate report language in the Investigations account  for Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Expedited Validation Study which urges the Corps to expedite the required validation report for the Central Everglades Planning Project.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included senate report language in the Investigations account encouraging the Corps to conduct, at full federal expense, a study of the coastal areas in the South Atlantic Division to identify the risks and vulnerabilities of those areas to increased hurricane and storm damage reduction as authorized in section 1204 of the WIIN Act.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included senate report language in the Construction account  that Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan-Indian River Lagoon-South urging the Corps to expedite preparations for design work on the C-23 and C-24 South Reservoirs that along with C-44 Reservoir.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included senate report language in the Construction account urging the Corps to provide states with guidance and recommendations to implement cost effective measures and planning for sand management. Also included conference report language encouraging the Corps to include in future budget submissions the study of sediment sources authorized in section 1143 of PL 114-322

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included additional $3 million for the Continuing Authorities Section 103- Shore Protection.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included two construction new starts for Navigation, and one construction new start for a Coastal Storm Damage Reduction project (the Lido Key Shore Protection project would be eligible to compete under this new start).

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included additional $481 million above the FY17 enacted levels in the O&M account including $24.28 million for Navigation Maintenance; $30 million for Inland Waterways; and $50 million for Small, Remote, or Subsistence Navigation.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included additional funding to meet the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund spending target established by WRRDA 2014.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included $40 million in the O&M account for Donor and Energy Transfer Ports.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included senate report language in the Construction account directing the Corps to make publically available a comprehensive snapshot of all SFER cost-share accounting down to the project level for FY18 by September 30, 2018.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included $6 million for Coastal Ocean Data System (CODS), $3.5 million above the budget request.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Included $70 million above the budget request in the Construction account for Environmental Infrastructure. In FY17, the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements received $2M from this additional funding pot.

Rubio

EWD

Corps of Engineers

Supported the budget request of $10 million for the National (Levee) Flood Inventory remaining line item in O&M, $5 million above the FY17 enacted levels.

Rubio

EWD

DOE/ODA

$25 million to address threats to critical infrastructure and industrial control systems

Rubio

EWD

DOE/ARPA-E

$353.314 million for ARPA-E

Rubio

FSGG

SBA

Report language requiring a briefing on the effect of Zika on small businesses

Rubio

FSGG

SBA

Report language for a study on the geographic dispersion of Small Business Investment Companies

Rubio

FSGG

GSA

Funding for Ft. Lauderdale, FL courthouse

Rubio

FSGG

Treasury

Report language on Puerto Rico technical assistance

Rubio

FSGG

ONDCP-DFC

Increased funding for Drug Free Commmunites program

Rubio

FSGG

ONDCP-HIDTA

Increased funding for HIDTA program

Rubio

Interior

NPS

Report language included to help strengthen the coordination between federal and state management of marine fisheries management and ecosystem protection in Biscayne National Park. 

Rubio

Interior

NPS

Restored cuts proposed by the Administration for Everglades and $10.032M included for Everglades.

Rubio

Interior

USFWS

Invasive species funding within the FWS is at the enacted level or higher throughout the bill.  Within the National Wildlife Refuge account, there is specific report language calling out the Service’s work on invasive species efforts in the Everglades.

Rubio

Interior

USGS

Funding for invasive species is continued at the enacted level with report language for Everglades work to continue.

Rubio

Interior

USFWS

Report language related to the Fish and Wildlife Service’s current CITES permitting process is included with the goal to identify bottlenecks within the current system causing delays in permit approval. 

Rubio

Interior

EPA

The South Florida program is funded at the FY 17 level and there is specific report language relating to the program.

Rubio

Interior

USFWS

State and Tribal Wildlife Grants are funded at $63.6 million, a $1 million increase from FY 17.

Rubio

Interior

Smithsonian  Institute

Report language on the Latino museum is included.

Rubio

Interior

LWCF

LWCF programs receive $425M, a $25M increase and includes 4 FL projects.

Rubio

LHHS

DOL

$86.1 million for Bureau of International Labor Affairs

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/HRSA

+$135 million for opioid response within community health centers

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/HRSA

Continues funding at $2.319 billion for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/HRSA

Includes $20.8 million for Poison Control Centers (+$2 million)

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/HRSA

Includes $651.7 million for the Maternal & Child Health Block Grant (+$10 million)

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/Opioids

Provides $3.6 billion for opioid response, an increase of $2.55 billion. Increases are as follows: $415 million for HRSA, $350 million for CDC, $500 million for NIH, $100 million for ACF, $1.2 billion for SAMHSA, of which $1,000 billion is for state block grants which includes a 15 percent set-aside for hardest hit states, $50 million for Tribes, and $4 million State floor.

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CDC

$615 million (+$30 million) for Emerging Zoonic and Infectious Diseases

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CDC

$670 million (+$10 million) for Public Health Emergency Preparedness

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CDC

An increase of $350 million for Prescriptions Drug Overdose activities

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CDC

$141 million (+$3 million) for National Center on Birth Defects

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CDC

$49 million (+$5 million) for Rape Prevention

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/CMS

DME Interim Final Rule SOM language

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/OS

Includes Zika report language in the Senate bill

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/OS

Includes Risk Corridor bill language

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/PHSSEF

An increase of $7.5 million for National Disaster Medical Reserve Corps

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/PHSSEF

$25 million increase for BARDA

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/PHSSEF

$200 million for Project BioShield

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/NIH

$3 billion increase for National Institutes of Health

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/NIH

$140 million increase for BRAIN Initiative

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/NIH

$292.8 million increase for National Cancer Institute

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/NIH

$414 million increase for Alzheimer’s Research

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$299 million increase for IDEA Grants to States

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$58 million increase for Charter Schools Programs

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$7 million increase for Magnet Schools Program

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$2.5 million increase for Special Olympics

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$10 million for the new Statewide Family Engagement Centers program

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$82 million increase for Aid for Institutional Development programs

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$75 million increase for CTE State Grants

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$107 million increase for Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

Rubio

LHHS

ED

$26 million increase for AmeriCorps State and National grants

Rubio

LHHS

HHS/ED

$47 million increas for school safety evidence-based competitive grant programs at Education and HHS, and $700 million increase in Student Support and Academic Enrichment formula grants to school districts that can be used for school counselors, school-based mental health and related activities.

Rubio

LHHS

 

$47 million increase for school safety

Rubio

Leg Branch

Sergeant at Arms

Increases funding for cybersecurity efforts in the Senate

Rubio

Leg Branch

Senate

Report language for Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

Rubio

MilCon-VA

DoD

includes full funding for Florida MILCON request at Eglin AFB, Mayport, MacDill AFB, Hurlburt Field and Patrick AFB

Rubio

MilCon-VA

DoD

includes an additional two Florida projects from the UFR list authorized in the NDAA at Eglin AFB and Tyndall

Rubio

MilCon-VA

DoD

includes report language regarding strategic disperal of east coast homported capital ships, as you requested

Rubio

MilCon-VA

DoD

includes report language regarding test and training range instrumentation modernization, as you requested

Rubio

MilCon-VA

VA

Camp Lejeune water claims report language

Rubio

MilCon-VA

VA

PTSD treatment at universities report language

Rubio

MilCon-VA

VA

reforms to expediate the appeals process report language