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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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Rubio, Scott Reintroduce Bill to Simplify Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Victims

Sep 19, 2023 | Press Releases

Survivors of natural disasters who apply for, but do not accept, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans have been penalized when the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) disaster relief funds. Every dollar of SBA loan money for which they are approved is a dollar less that can be awarded in CDBG disaster relief grants. 

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) reintroduced the Disaster Assistance Simplification Act to prohibit this unjustified punishment.

  • “The current disaster assistance process is unsynchronized and burdensome for victims of natural disasters. As Floridians, and thousands of Americans across our nation, continue to rebuild and recover from recent natural disasters, removing bureaucratic hurdles is imperative to ensuring that no victim is penalized for weighing their hurricane recovery options.” – Senator Rubio
  • “Unfortunately, Florida has experienced multiple devastating storms, which have left families, businesses and communities with a huge burden to rebuild. Following the recent landfalls of major Hurricanes Idalia and Ian, there is an even greater need to make sure families and businesses impacted by storms quickly get the relief they need. The Disaster Assistance Simplification Act streamlines government and eliminates bureaucracy. It’s a commonsense bill that should pass without delay.” – Senator Scott

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