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Photos: Rubio Tours The Villages Charter School

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) toured The Villages Charter School with Villages Charter School President Dr. Gary Lester. Rubio has long defended and supported school choice in Florida. While at the school, Rubio also met with members of the girl’s flag football...

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Rubio Habla Con Oscar Haza

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Rubio Statement Following Jacksonville Shootings

Aug 27, 2018 | Press Releases

Jacksonville, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement today following a briefing with law enforcement on this weekend’s tragedies in Jacksonville:
 
“As the Jacksonville community works to recover from two terrible and senseless tragedies this past weekend, Jeanette and I are keeping the victims and all those affected in our prayers. I am thankful for our tireless first responders who are always there to answer the call, no matter how difficult. Earlier today, I was briefed by law enforcement on the shooting at the video game tournament, and I had the opportunity to visit with hospital administrators, trauma doctors, and survivors of Sunday’s attack. I remain committed to pushing for legislation that takes a multi-pronged approach to both addressing mental health and keeping guns out of the wrong hands.”

A timeline of Rubio’s efforts on gun violence following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is below:

Timeline of Rubio’s Efforts to Address Gun Violence

February 16: Rubio visits Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

February 26: Rubio, Nelson, Deutch Urge DOJ to Approve Florida Law Enforcement Reimbursement Request for Parkland Response

February 27: Rubio Meets with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students

March 1: Rubio announces his intention on the Senate floor to introduce legislation to reduce school shootings

March 5: Rubio introduces the Stop School Violence Act

March 5: Rubio co-sponsors the NICS Denial Notification Act with Senators Pat Toomey, Chris Coons, and Bill Nelson

March 5: Rubio calls on the Department of Education to tighten guidelines for reporting dangerous behavior at school to law enforcement

March 7: Rubio and Nelson outline bill on “gun-violence prevention orders” also known as “red flag”

March 7: Rubio co-sponsors a bill with 12 other senators to increase funding for school counselors, alarm systems, security cameras and crisis intervention training

March 8: Rubio Meets with Parkland Student Kyle Kashuv

March 13: Rubio, Hatch meet with Parkland student Kyle Kashuv, Ryan and Patrick Petty.

March 13: Rubio, Nelson and several other senators hold a press conference to promote the Stop School Violence Act

March 14: Rubio testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee to promote his plans to reduce shootings

March 14: Rubio meets with Parkland student Kyle Kashuv

March 20: Rubio, Nelson Introduce Bill to Allow Tax Deductions for Charitable Donations to Groups Supporting Parkland Families

March 21: Rubio Applauds Inclusion of STOP School Violence Act in Spending Bill

March 22: Rubio, Nelson, Reed Introduce “Red Flag” Bill

March 22: Rubio Introduces Bill to Ensure Schools Report Threats to Local Law Enforcement

April 6: Rubio: We’re Investing in What Works to Reduce School Shootings and Make Schools Safer

April 18: PHOTOS: Rubio, Nelson Host Experts and Leaders for National School Safety Forum

April 23: Following Rubio Request, DOJ Reimburses Florida Law Enforcement for Parkland Response

April 26: Rubio Urges Education, Justice Depts to Review Broward County Schools’ Discipline and Safety Policies

May 16: Following Recent Violence in Liberty City, Rubio Introduces Bill to Improve Safety Standards for Public Housing Tenants

June 5: VIDEO: Rubio Continues to Press Education Dept on Obama-Era School Discipline Guidelines

June 14: Rubio Secures $100 Million to Implement Stop School Violence Act

June 14: Rubio Secures Key Funding for STOP School Violence Act, Florida’s Environmental Priorities

August 24: Rubio Secures Key Funding to Address School Safety, South Florida Algal Blooms