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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

“La Administración Biden nos ha puesto en una posición sumamente difícil, porque ahora Venezuela, a través de Maduro, está chantajeando a EE.UU.” El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Oscar Haza en Ahora con Oscar Haza de Zeta 92.3 y Mega TV, sobre el...

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Support For The REFUND Act Grows

Jun 16, 2011 | Blog

Support is steadily growing for Senator Rubio’s Returned Exclusively For Unpaid National Debt (REFUND) Act, which would allow states to identify and return unwanted federal funds to the federal Treasury in order to help pay down the national debt. Twenty-six other senators have now signed on as co-sponsors, along with two governors and the National Taxpayers Union and Citizens Against Government Waste.

This legislation puts an end to the age old “use-it-or-lose-it” mentality that encourages states to accept money from a deeply-indebted federal government for projects that—whatever their merits—are simply cost prohibitive. It helps empower state legislatures, many of which are already returning federal funds due to fine print government mandates, to do their part to confront the debt crisis in a real, tangible way.

The REFUND Act is an important first step in fundamentally reforming the way our government spends money. This process must also include entitlement reform, spending and debt caps and a balanced budget amendment. But it also includes legislation like this one that seeks to end the practice of forcing states to spend federal money that is borrowed and increasing our debt.