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ICYMI: Rubio Joins The Aaron Renn Show

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined The Aaron Renn Show to discuss Rubio’s Labor Day report on working (and non-working) men. See below for highlights and listen to the full interview here. On protecting American jobs and interests: “We made a series of economic...

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ICYMI: Rubio Debates Coons on China, Environment

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) debated Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) on China, global leadership, and environmental policy at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Senate Project at George Washington University. “We have to shape a future that recognizes...

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Next Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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Rubio, Colleagues Applaud Committee Passage of Bill to Reauthorize United States Commission on International Religious Freedom

Jun 9, 2022 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and colleagues applauded the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ unanimous passage of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2022. The bill would reauthorize the independent, bipartisan United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for two years, past its current expiration of September 2022. The legislation can now be considered by the full Senate. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jim Risch (R-ID), Dick Durbin (D-IL), James Lankford (R-OK), and Chris Coons (D-DE) are original cosponsors. 
“Just this week, at least 50 innocent Nigerian Christians were massacred while peacefully practicing their faith,” Rubio said. “Horrific events like this demonstrate the importance of USCIRF’s work. I appreciate my colleagues’ support and I urge the Senate to pass this bill without delay.” 
“As religious freedom is under attack in all corners of the globe, it’s important we utilize every resource available to advance and protect the right of individuals to be able to practice their own religion without fear,” Risch said. “This reauthorization will enable USCIRF to continue promoting religious freedom and investigating violations, such as the genocide of Uyghurs in China, attacks on Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia, and the persecution of Yazidis, Baha’is, Christians, and others in the Middle East.”
“I applaud the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations’ action today to pass our bill to reauthorize the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. The Commission conducts crucial research and provides vital information on the status of religious liberty worldwide so we can ensure that religious freedom is protected and promoted for people of faith around the world,” Lankford said. “The right to practice or have any faith is a fundamental human right of all people everywhere. We should shine a light on those who do not protect the unalienable human right of religious freedom for all people.”