Senator Marco Rubio – the abuse of U.S. welfare benefits by Cuban refugees

Senator Marco Rubio – the abuse of U.S. welfare benefits by Cuban refugees

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

  • Marco took to the Senate floor to highlight new developments on the Zika virus, and to urge Congress to act quickly to fight the virus. “I don’t want us to take our eye off of this because if this issue really takes off on us here in the United States, we don’t want to say that we knew it was happening but we ignored it and did nothing about it,” Marco said. “We have an obligation to hold the government responsible to ensure that the money that is appropriated is just being spent on Zika and is being spent appropriately on things that work.” Watch Marco speak on the Zika virus here
  • Marco expressed outrage about the abuse of U.S. welfare benefits by Cuban refugees. “ If I came to you and said, ‘they are stealing $700 million a year from you and here’s a very simple way to stop it,’ you would say, ‘let’s do it. We’ve got to do it,’” Marco said. “They’re saying we can’t do it, and no one will tell you why we can’t do it except some procedural internal Senate thing. This is ridiculous. This is why people are angry. This is why people are so upset.” Watch Marco speak out against this abuse of American generosity here
  • Marco honored the 65th Infantry Regiment “Borinqueneers”, who were in Washington this week to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. “I do want to rise today to pay tribute to a distinguished group of American heroes – and it’s a group that for far too long was denied the honors and benefits they were owed for their service to our nation,” Marco said. “Each member of the 65th Infantry Regiment fought for freedom – not just for themselves, but for every man, woman, and child in these United States.” Watch Marco honor this distinguished group of American heroes here
  • Marco backed a bill that would provide congressional oversight of the transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) detainees. “The administration’s continued insistence on transferring terrorist detainees from Naval Station Guantanamo is reckless,” Marco said. “There is nothing more important than the safety of our nation and its people, and the administration should listen to Congress and the American people and cease these dangerous transfers. I am proud to be a co-sponsor of legislation that strives to keep our country safe and terrorists where they belong.” Learn more about Marco’s efforts to protect Americans from terrorism here.Â

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Senator Marco Rubio
United States Senate Washington DC, 20510

Phone: (202) 224-3041

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