|This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:Marco took action on Florida’s algae crisis in the following ways:
Marco met with Martin County Commissioner Doug Smith to discuss Florida’s algae bloom crisis
- Marco called on Congress to heed the warning of public health experts and take immediate action to combat the Zika virus while chairing a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues. Marco also asked health officials testifying today about Zika concerns at the Rio Summer Olympics. Watch footage from Marco’s hearing here. Â
- Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) and Marco filed legislation to help thousands of low-income families living in federally-subsidized housing such as Eureka Gardens in Jacksonville, Windsor Cove Apartments in Orlando, and Stonybrook Apartments in Riviera Beach. I’m proud to partner with Senator Nelson on this effort to give a greater voice to tenants living in public housing and make sure they never feel too intimidated to speak out,â€ MarcoÂ said. Learn more about the legislation here.
- Marco introduced the â€œ VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016,â€ a bill that would strengthen protections for whistleblowers and increase flexibility to remove VA employeesÂ for poor performance or misconduct. â€œFor far too long, veterans have been victims of a broken and incompetent VA system,â€Â said Marco. â€œThe VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016 goes further to address the excessive backlog of appeals found at the department that have spiraled out of control.â€ Read more about Marco’s legislation here.Â
- Marco commented on the tragic terror attack in Nice, France. â€œIt appears terrorism has again struck the heart of Europe,â€ Marco said. â€œCivilized and freedom loving nations cannot allow this to become the new normal.â€ Read Marco’s full response to the Nice, France attack here.Â
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