Senator Marco Rubio – Marco visited the Eureka Garden federal housing complex


Senator Marco Rubio –  Marco visited the Eureka Garden federal housing complex

Marco Rubio - U.S. Senator for Florida E-Newsletter
This week in the office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio:

  • On Friday, Marco visited the Eureka Garden federal housing complex in Jacksonville, Florida. The complex has been plagued for months by mismanagement leading to dangerous and inhumane living conditions. Upon arrival, Rubio was greeted by representatives from Global Ministries Foundation (GMF), which owns and manages the property. Marco criticized the foundation for the deplorable living conditions at the facility referring to the foundation a slumlords and stating that the way the foundation was managing the facility was horrifying and inexcusable.” Watch the exchange upon Marco’s arrival at Eureka Garden here
  • Earlier in the week, Marco met with officials at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, to underscore the importance of being prepared for the upcoming hurricane season and to discuss improvements in the tracking and forecasting of storms, as well as storm surges. With the 2016 hurricane season fast approaching, it’s important to remind Floridians about the importance of getting their home, business and insurance records in order and their contingency plans ready, just in case, said Marco. have introduced legislation to improve hurricane forecasting that will continue to save lives and dollars. It’s unfortunate this common sense legislation has been needlessly tied up by politics as usual, but I remain committed to finding a way forward and getting it passed this year. Read more about how Marco is helping Floridians prepare for hurricane season here.
  • Marco and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) unveiled the first bipartisan agreement to provide the full $1.9 billion the Administration says it needs to curb the spread of the Zika virus. “I’ve said repeatedly that Congress should not allow politics to delay action on Zika, and I’m hopeful we’ll begin to see some meaningful action on this public health emergency very soon,” Marco said. Learn more about how Marco is working to protect Americans from the Zika virus here
  • Marco and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) pressed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of the Treasury to answer questions asked in a letter dated March 8, 2016 regarding how the Obama Administration justified payments to insurers under the ObamaCare reinsurance program. “The statute in question is unambiguous, and the HHS regulation and recent practice violates its clear directive,” the senators wrote. Read more about this part of Marco’s fight against ObamaCare here

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Senator Marco Rubio
United States Senate Washington DC, 20510

Phone: (202) 224-3041
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