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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 Supports VA Secretary, Reaffirms His Commitment to Serving Veterans

Feb 8, 2021 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement after voting to confirm Denis McDonough to be the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. 
“We can never repay the debt we owe to our nation’s veterans, but we must make sure they receive the care and resources they deserve,” Rubio said. “Denis McDonough has spent his career working in public service at the highest levels, and he has committed to improving the quality of care that our veterans receive. I look forward to working with Mr. McDonough to ensure he upholds our commitments to our veterans.” 
Senator Rubio has long been committed to assisting veterans and improving the Veterans Affairs Department. 

  • In 2017, Rubio’s Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act became law. The legislation gave the VA secretary the power to dismiss bad employees, and ensure appropriate due process protections for whistleblowers.
  • In 2020, Rubio’s Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act became law. The legislation assists veterans re-entering the workforce by directing the National Science Foundation to encourage veterans to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
  • In 2020, Rubio led legislation to rename the VA Clinic at the city of St. Augustine in St. Johns County Florida after Private First Class Leo C. Chase, Jr., the first man from St. Johns County to be killed in the Vietnam War.