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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Applauds New Panama City Courthouse

Aug 15, 2018 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released the following statement after the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a 20-year lease for a new federal courthouse in Panama City, Florida:

“I applaud the announcement of a 20-year lease for a much-needed new federal courthouse in Panama City. With the current courthouse in a dilapidated state and uncertainty surrounding its closure, local residents were faced with the possibility of having their cases determined in Pensacola or Tallahassee – an undue burden for those in both our criminal and civil systems. A new courthouse ensures the Panama City area will continue to carry out justice without hindrance or delay for years to come. I would like to thank the Bay County Chamber of Commerce for their tireless efforts to make this happen, and I look forward to working with them and the Bay County Board of Commissioners on the new courthouse.”

In July 2017, Rubio and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) urged the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to enable a continued federal court presence in Panama City.