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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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Senator Rubio Comments On President’s Human Trafficking Executive Order

Sep 25, 2012 | Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s newly announced executive order mirroring Rubio-sponsored legislation (S. 2234, “The End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act of 2012”) to crack down on human trafficking in government contracting:

“I commend President Obama for using his platform in New York today to highlight the tragedy of modern day slavery through human trafficking.  Today’s executive order is a welcome step to fight unknowingly U.S. taxpayer-funded human trafficking in government contracts.

“When Congress returns to work after the election, it should continue to work toward the passage of S.2234 which would make federal efforts to end this practice law instead of an executive order which can be rescinded at any time. Additionally, Congress should re-authorize the Trafficking Victims Protection Act through S. 1301. This bill expired last year and it is essential that this cornerstone of human trafficking legislation be renewed.”

In March 2012, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Rob Portman (R-OH), Al Franken (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Rubio introduced “The End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act”. Despite a “zero tolerance” policy, investigations have found that human trafficking by federal government contractors and subcontractors operating overseas remains a serious problem. “The End Trafficking in Government Contracting Act” addresses this problem by enhancing prevention, accountability, and enforcement with regard to these trafficking abuses.