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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 Talks About White House Meeting On Hannity Radio Show

May 12, 2011 | Blog

Senator Rubio: We Can’t Seriously Address The Debt Crisis Without Reforming Entitlement Programs

Senator Rubio: “The President has to lead, as I told him today in a meeting we had with the Republican Senators. You can’t tackle major issues without presidential leadership, and I think the President needs to lead on this issue. This is an opportunity for him to show some leadership and say, ‘You know what, we do have a serious spending problem in this country. We’ve got to begin to address it.’ But in order to do that in a meaningful and responsible way, he’s going to have to take on members of his own base.”

Sean Hannity: “So, how long did you meet with him today?”

Senator Rubio: “Well, all 47 Republican Senators were invited to the White House, and we were there for about an hour and fifteen minutes, and there was a good and polite exchange. But the point I made to start out the meeting was that we can’t balance the budget without serious efforts to reform our entitlement programs—reforms that not only save Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid, but reforms that keep them from going bankrupt and keep our country from going bankrupt.”

Hannity: “And what did he say?”

Senator Rubio: “Well, there’s no denying the math of it. I think the problem is once you leave that room—you saw what happened to Paul Ryan—you suggest a solution, and they pile on. We saw a week ago where former Speaker Pelosi was advising other Democrats and activists not to offer a plan, to just beat up on that plan. We’re never going to solve this problem that way.”