This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:
- Marco welcomed the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) decision to assist Orlando businesses affected by the terrorist attack. “I applaud the Small Business Administration for granting the Governor’s request for economic assistance to the state of Florida in the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attacks,” Marco said. “This decision is just one more step in helping the community of Orlando heal, and I look forward to continuing working with Senator Nelson to ensure our constituents have the resources they need to move forward.” Read more about how Marco is helping Orlando heal in the aftermath of the terrorist attack here.
- Marco applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a bill that includes $1.1 billion for confronting the Zika virus. “The toll of Zika’s rapid spread, especially in Puerto Rico and Latin America, is scary and exactly what we’re destined to see here in the mainland United States if we don’t act fast,” said Marco. Learn more about Marco’s efforts to combat the Zika virus here.
- In an interview with CNN, Marco discussed his votes on two gun-related amendments in the Senate. “I voted for the second proposal by Senator [Ron] Johnson that encapsulated a lot of what [Senator Susan Collins] offered but improved on the things that I wanted to see improved on,” Marco said. “ I want to support something that would have prevented what happened in Orlando. And the way to prevent that, I believe, is to have, number one, a better way of not just investigating people but keeping them on those lists, a way that notifies law enforcement when that has happened, making it harder for people to obtain a gun.” Watch coverage of the interview here.
- Marco introduced a resolution expressing support for the quick conclusion of a robust and long-term Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on military assistance to the U.S. government and the government of Israel. “The United States has no greater friend than the sole free market democracy in the Middle East, Israel,” said Marco. “I urge the Administration to finalize a new Memorandum of Understanding to allow both nations to further cooperation to meet growing security threats in the region.” Learn more about the resolution here.
- Marco commented on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. “This is the right decision. No matter what solutions one may prefer to fix our broken immigration system, those policies must be pursued and passed into law by Congress,” Marco said. “We have a disastrous immigration system that needs to be fixed, and Congress needs to take the lead in doing so by starting by securing our borders and enforcing our laws.” Read Marco’s full response to the Supreme Court’s decision here.
- On Friday, Marco commented on the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. “The United Kingdom is a beacon of freedom and democracy, and their citizens have chosen a new path for their country after a competitive referendum worthy of a free people,” said Marco. “The United States will continue to support a strong, economically prosperous and peaceful Europe in the years to come.” Read Marco’s full statement here.
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