Senator Marco Rubio – Marco reminded constituents of the importance of hurricane preparedness.

Senator Marco Rubio –  Marco reminded constituents of the importance of hurricane preparedness.

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Marco Rubio NewsLetter Head – Old Guard Audio

This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:

  • As Floridians faced the threat of Tropical Storm Colin, Marco reminded constituents of the importance of hurricane preparedness. “It’s not a question of ‘if,’ it’s a question of ‘when’ we’re going to have another major storm in the state, and I hope those of us are getting ready for it,” Marco said. Read Marco’s full reminder to take the threat of these storms seriously and adequately prepare here.
  • Marco wrote all 33 members of Congress appointed to the conference committee reconciling differences between proposals in the House and Senate and requested that they fully fund the fight against the Zika virus “As you know, I supported fully funding the fight against Zika with emergency funds to the amount of $1.9 billion, which was calculated by experts in federal public health agencies as the appropriate amount of funds to successfully protect the public health of our country against the imposing threat of Zika,” Rubio wrote in a letter to the conferees. Learn more about how Marco is fighting to protect Floridians from the Zika virus here.
  • Marco responded to news that the Windsor Cove federal housing complex in Orlando, Florida, owned and operated by the Global Ministries Foundation, received a Notice of Default from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “After witnessing the atrocious conditions at Windsor Cove during my visit with Senator Nelson earlier this week, I am not surprised by the news that another property owned by the Global Ministries Foundation has received a Notice of Default,” said Marco. Learn more about how Marco is holding Global Ministries Foundation accountable for the horrid living conditions at their tax-payer funded facilities here.
  • Marco urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take the necessary measures to ensure Florida’s coral reefs are accounted for during the upcoming Port Everglades project that will allow the port to accommodate larger ships needed to maintain its flourishing commerce industry. “ I respectfully request assurances that the Army Corps of Engineers is taking the necessary measures to ensure the corals are accounted for and properly protected during the Port Everglades deepening and widening project,” Marco wrote in a letter to Jacksonville District Commander, Colonel Jason A. Kirk.  Learn more about how Marco is supporting the Port Everglades project here.
  • Marco urged members of the Committee on Appropriations to maintain restrictions on the ObamaCare bailout program to continue to protect American taxpayers. “American taxpayers should never be responsible for bailing out health insurance companies that lose money under ObamaCare’s crony capitalist bailout program,” Marco said. Read more about Marco’s efforts to end Obamacare here.

For more ways to stay connected with Marco’s office, be sure to “like” his Facebook page, follow the office Twitter account, follow the office on Flipboard, check out his mobile apps, and subscribe to his YouTube channel. You can also follow Marco on Twitter, @MarcoRubio.

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