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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Kudlow

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Kudlow to discuss terrorists crossing the southern border, the conservative case for industrial policy, and more. Watch the full interview on YouTube and Rumble. On the senator’s recent op-ed about terrorists crossing the...

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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 Mobile Office Hour 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 Senator Rubio’s...

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Rubio Leads Safe Housing Agenda, Reintroduces Safe Temperature Act

May 12, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reintroduced the Safe Temperature Act, which would give the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the ability to require properties receiving federal assistance to safely maintain temperatures between 71 and 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Rubio first introduced the legislation in January 2019, following his visit to Liberty Square apartments in Miami in 2018. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL) reintroduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. 
 
This legislation was drafted in response to Liberty Square tenants who lacked access to air conditioning and are living in Florida’s extremely hot temperatures. Residents will not be required to purchase heating or cooling units, but will be required to pay a surcharge for electric usage.
 
“No one should have to endure Florida’s heat without air conditioning in their home,” Rubio said. “I am committed to working on behalf of Floridians to ensure that communities, like Liberty Square, are held to higher safety and humane standards, so that families do not have to worry about hot temperature.”
 
“All residents are entitled to safe, comfortable living conditions, regardless of their socioeconomic status,” Wilson said. “I am proud to partner with Senator Rubio to advance the Safe Temperatures Act of 2021 to protect the many residents that depend on public housing facilities in District 24,” said Congresswoman Wilson.