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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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The Importance of a Strong Balanced Budget Amendment

Nov 10, 2011 | Blog

Under the Budget Control Act of 2011, Congress is required to vote on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Senator Rubio is a strong supporter of a balanced budget amendment that would help end Washington’s spending spree. As he said in March:

In the Florida House of Representatives, we had to make the tough choices to cut spending where necessary because it was required by a balanced budget amendment. By no means was this an easy process, but it was our duty as elected officials to be accountable to our constituents and to future generations of Floridians. In Washington, a balanced budget amendment is not just a fiscally-responsible proposal, it’s a necessary step to bring to an end the decades-long legacy of out-of-control spending by both parties.

Senator Rubio’s strong preference is that any Constitutional balanced budget amendment considered by the Congress contain:

  • a 2/3 supermajority to raise taxes;
  • a 3/5 supermajority to increase the statutory debt limit, and;
  • a cap on all federal spending, preferably at 18 percent of gross domestic product.

Each of these provisions is vital to ensure that a balanced budget amendment is as effective as possible to restrain spending and protect against automatic tax increases which would hurt job creation at a time when unemployment remains above nine percent nationally and near eleven percent in Florida.

All 47 Senate Republicans support Senate Joint Resolution 10, which contains all three of these provisions. Senator Rubio urges both the House of Representatives and the Senate to consider a strong balanced budget amendment like S.J.Res. 10 that most effectively limits spending and protects against tax hikes.