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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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Strengthening Immigration Reform: Amendment Passes To Ensure Border Fencing

May 9, 2013 | Press Releases

“Amendment will promote effective deterrents against unlawful border crossings and ensure that border fencing is limited to the Southern border.” (Cornyn-Leahy Amendment)

CONCERN: While the immigration bill has been described as “the toughest immigration enforcement provisions ever seriously considered in Congress,” senators have said the details of the border fence requirements were not specific enough.

  • Senator Rand Paul: “In this bill I am worried, though, and this is similar to what Senator [Ron] Johnson said, that it says, well, you have to have a plan to build a fence, but you don’t have to build a fence.” (Senator Rand Paul Committee Hearing, 5/7/13)

HOW THE AMENDMENT STRENGTHENS THE BILL: Senators were able to identify ways to make the border fence more specific. The Cornyn-Leahy Amendment – created with Rubio’s help – ensures that border fencing and other resources are deployed effectively across the southern border and at ports of entry by insisting that no less than one billion dollars be used to deploy, repair or replace border fencing.

All of the amendments submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary are available online for review here