RUBIO, KIRK: IF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IRAN IS REAL, DON'T HIDE INFORMATION FROM AMERICAN PEOPLE


RUBIO, KIRK: IF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IRAN IS REAL, DON'T HIDE INFORMATION FROM AMERICAN PEOPLE  Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) Read more

Dennis Ross: Iran’s hall pass to nuclear warfare


Published: August 10, 2015 During a presidential debate in 2012, President Obama, referring to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, declared to the American people Read more

RUBIO TO FEMA: PREPARE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO TAMPA REGION


RUBIO TO FEMA: PREPARE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO TAMPA REGION Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Read more

Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions


Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions BY KAREN JAROCH Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: July 28, 2015 With all Read more

Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding


Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding Governor Rick Scott today signed legislation to protect Florida families at Drug Read more

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RUBIO, KIRK: IF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IRAN IS REAL, DON’T HIDE INFORMATION FROM AMERICAN PEOPLE

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Excerpt: RUBIO, KIRK: IF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR IRAN IS REAL, DON’T HIDE INFORMATION FROM AMERICAN PEOPLE  Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly release letters he sent to the French, British, German, and Chinese governments regarding the consequences of sanctions snap-back so that these non-public assurances to European and Chinese governments could be fully examined in the run-up to the congressional vote on the President’s nuclear deal with Iran.  “Indeed, the documents submitted by the Administration to Congress include non-public letters that you sent to the French, British, German, and Chinese…


Dennis Ross: Iran’s hall pass to nuclear warfare

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Excerpt: Published: August 10, 2015 During a presidential debate in 2012, President Obama, referring to the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran, declared to the American people that “the deal we’ll accept is the end of their nuclear program.” In the coming weeks, Congress will debate the Iran Nuclear Agreement recently announced by the president. After reading the deal, I participated in a classified briefing hosted by two of the deal’s lead negotiators, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. This meeting highlighted a number of glaring problems, demonstrated that U.S. negotiators weakened their positions on numerous…


RUBIO TO FEMA: PREPARE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO TAMPA REGION

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Excerpt: RUBIO TO FEMA: PREPARE FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE TO TAMPA REGION Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to monitor flooding in Florida and promptly support any requests for federal assistance. “Areas of the Tampa Bay region, along with parts of Central and North Florida, have seen record amounts of rainfall during the past few weeks,” wrote Rubio. “According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather reports, these areas are likely to experience even more severe weather in the days and weeks to come. “As your agency works with the National Weather Service,…


Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions

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Excerpt: Karen Jaroch: A way to get the feds out of our transportation decisions BY KAREN JAROCH Special to The Tampa Tribune Published: July 28, 2015 With all the talk about raising gas taxes, what if you could pay less at the pump? With passage of H.R. 2716 — the Transportation Empowerment Act — this could be possible. H.R. 2716 would devolve the responsibility for our surface transportation programs (including transit) to the states by incrementally decreasing the federal gas tax over five years from 18.3 cents to 3.7 cents per gallon. That reduction would empower the states to fund and manage it — not…


Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding

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Excerpt: Governor Scott Signs Legislation Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking; Highlights Public Safety Funding Governor Rick Scott today signed legislation to protect Florida families at Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. He also highlighted funding for the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ), Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). Governor Scott signed HB 1325 and HB 1327 to protect the privacy of victims of human trafficking. Governor Scott said, “As a father of two daughters and a grandfather, I take the health and safety of Florida’s families seriously. We’ve made great progress in making our communities safer…


RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL

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Excerpt: RUBIO: ‎SENATE DEMOCRATS FACE STARK CHOICE ON IRAN DEAL  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement following yesterday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council lifting international sanctions on Iran: “Monday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council laying the groundwork for lifting UN sanctions on Iran is a blatant circumvention by President Obama of the American people’s representatives, who have yet to even receive a briefing on this deal. Despite the UN’s action, it is important to realize that U.S. sanctions against Iran will remain the law of our land, regardless of what the UN Security…


RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS

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Excerpt: RUBIO: OBAMA SHOULD COME TO AMERICAN PEOPLE FIRST WITH IRAN DEAL, NOT UNITED NATIONS  Rubio: “We cannot allow America’s security to be outsourced to the United Nations.” Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s attempt to pursue a United Nations Security Council resolution to implement the Iran nuclear agreement before the American people have had a chance to approve it through their representatives in Congress:  “It is absolutely unacceptable that the Obama Administration is seeking a United Nations Security Council resolution rubber-stamping the nuclear deal with Iran as soon as next week. The…


RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT

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Excerpt: For Immediate Release Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Contact: Brooke Sammon 202-224-3041  RUBIO, COTTON INTRODUCE SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION DISAPPROVING OF U.S.-CHINA NUCLEAR COOPERATION AGREEMENT  Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Tom Cotton (R-AR) today introduced a Senate joint resolution disapproving the U.S.-China Nuclear Cooperation Agreement President Obama submitted to Congress in April.  “Even as this Administration’s disregard for longstanding U.S. nonproliferation norms has reached a new level with their flawed deal with Iran, I find it unbelievable that the Obama Administration has submitted a new nuclear cooperation agreement with China to Congress given recent Chinese behavior,” said…


RUBIO COMMENTS ON OBAMA’S NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today commented on the Obama Administration’s announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran:  “I have said from the beginning of this process that I would not support a deal with Iran that allows the mullahs to retain the ability to develop nuclear weapons, threaten Israel, and continue their regional expansionism and support for terrorism. Based on what we know thus far, I believe that this deal undermines our national security. President Obama has consistently negotiated from a position of weakness, giving concession after concession to…


RUBIO COMMENTS ON EXPANSION OF “PAY AS YOU EARN” PROGRAM

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today commented on the Obama Administration’s expansion of the “Pay As You Earn” program: “Today’s announcement to allow more Americans to repay their federal student loans through the Pay As You Earn program is the wrong solution for helping borrowers. The Department of Education’s multiple student loan repayment programs remain overly complex, administratively complicated and continue to offer generous forgiveness that may be fiscally unsustainable in years ahead. “A better, more fiscally responsible approach is the Dynamic Student Loan Repayment Act, which I have proposed with Senator Mark Warner to simplify income-based repayment programs…