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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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ICYMI: Rubio Joins All Things Considered

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined National Public Radio’s All Things Considered to discuss his plan to expand the child tax credit for working families. See below for the full transcript and listen to the edited interview here. On the connection between the child...

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Rubio Reintroduces the SAND Act to Modernize Florida Beach Renourishment Efforts

Sep 11, 2019 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today reintroduced the Sand Acquisition, Nourishment, and Development (SAND) Act, which could make it more cost-effective to replenish Southeast Florida’s economically-valuable beaches. Specifically, the SAND Act would modernize an outdated law to give the Army Corps of Engineers greater flexibility in evaluating and acquiring non-domestic sand for federal beach renourishment projects. For counties in Florida, including those recently impacted by Hurricane Dorian, this could provide a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly alternative to trucking in sand. It could also alleviate demand and extend the useful life of some offshore domestic sand sources, including those off the Treasure Coast.
“Florida’s beautiful beaches attract visitors from all over the world and serve as major economic drivers for surrounding communities,” Rubio said. “And as Hurricane Dorian just demonstrated, healthy beaches provide a vital buffer to seaside communities that are dependent on regular renourishment cycles. My legislation will improve beach renourishment efforts by encouraging greater flexibility in acquiring the best sand for Florida beaches at the best value for federal, state, and local taxpayers.”