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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 Habla en Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay

El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Nio Encendio de Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay, sobre cómo la inflación ha impactado a las familias, sobre las olas de migración ilegal, sobre el juicio político de Biden vs. el de Trump, sobre el canje de prisioneros...

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Gainesville Sun: Rubio Moves to Block EPA Limits for Florida Waters

Mar 9, 2011 | News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to set nutrient pollutant standards for Florida’s waters suffered a political setback Tuesday when U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio asked the Senate’s Appropriations Committee to defund the federal agency’s water criteria for the state.

Rubio sent a letter to committee Chairman U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and ranking Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi asking them to pull the funding. It would have set numeric limits on Florida’s waters, about 60 percent of which EPA says are impaired.

Rubio, a Republican freshman senator from Miami, is calling for the addition of his rider and a full Senate vote on the issue. He said the cost of the standards isn’t known, but could cost more than $1 billion annually to enforce the new rules, something Florida can’t afford now.

Currently, Florida doesn’t have numeric standards for nutrient pollutants nitrogen and phosphorus — two nutrients that cause dangerous algae blooms and change water chemistry when their concentrations are too high. The unwanted nutrients come from excess fertilizer, wastewater and stormwater. Businesses worry the new standards would choke economic growth.

You can read the full story here.