RUBIO BACKS LEGISLATION TO RETAIN GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION


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Seven Years of Failed Policies - Congressman Dennis Ross


Dear Neighbor, We recently witnessed the safety of our nation and the world weakened by Iran receiving sanctions relief. It is absurd that the President Read more

IN RESPONSE TO ZIKA OUTBREAK, RUBIO EXPRESSES SAFETY CONCERNS IN FLORIDA


IN RESPONSE TO ZIKA OUTBREAK, RUBIO EXPRESSES SAFETY CONCERNS IN FLORIDA Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today requested answers from the Obama Read more

Congressman Dennis Ross’ Statement on President’s Final State of the Union Address


Ross’ Statement on President’s Final State of the Union Address Washington, Jan 12 | Joni SHockey (202-503-8755) WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis Read more

"Anti-corruption bill" moves forward in Florida Senate


"Anti-corruption bill" moves forward in Florida Senate        Tallahassee, Florida/ A sweeping ethics reform bill supported by both liberal and conservative groups passed its first Read more

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RUBIO BACKS LEGISLATION TO RETAIN GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL STATION

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Excerpt: Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today co-sponsored the Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Protection Act introduced by Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), that would permanently prevent the transfer of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Cuban government absent congressional authorization.  “Since announcing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Obama has given the Castro regime concession after concession, prioritizing political promises over national security, the integrity of America’s justice system, human rights and democracy,” Rubio said. “The Castro regime is already ripping the American…


Congressman Dennis Ross’ Statement on President’s Final State of the Union Address

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Excerpt: Ross’ Statement on President’s Final State of the Union Address Washington, Jan 12 | Joni SHockey (202-503-8755) WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 12, 2016 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after President Obama’s final State of the Union address: “For seven long years, President Obama has delivered thousands of empty words in his State of the Union addresses, and tonight was no different, unfortunately. As usual, we were lectured on sidetracked issues in an attempt to distract us from what have been the failed policies of this administration, such as defeating ISIS, ObamaCare, the Iran Nuclear Deal,…


”Anti-corruption bill” moves forward in Florida Senate

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Excerpt: “Anti-corruption bill” moves forward in Florida Senate        Tallahassee, Florida/ A sweeping ethics reform bill supported by both liberal and conservative groups passed its first test in the Florida Senate today.  SB 686, sponsored by Senator Don Gaetz, would make it easier for state attorneys to prosecute bribery, bid-rigging and fraud in government contracting, stop politicians from misusing their positions to get jobs they’re not qualified for, and require local governments to manage public funds more carefully and transparently. Although a bill containing some of the ethics provisions was voted down in another committee yesterday, the Niceville Republican gained a 7-3 victory…


RUBIO WELCOMES NEW SANCTIONS‎ AGAINST HEZBOLLAH, CALLS FOR MORE

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Excerpt: RUBIO WELCOMES NEW SANCTIONS‎ AGAINST HEZBOLLAH, CALLS FOR MORE Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) welcomed today’s announcement by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that ‎it is imposing sanctions on Hezbollah member and financier Ali Youssef Charara and his telecommunications company, Spectrum Investment Group Holding SAL. Today’s sanctions follow December’s enactment into law of the Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act, legislation sponsored by Rubio. “These financial sanctions are an important step to crack down on Iran’s terrorist proxy Hezbollah by denying them critical financing they need to carry out their plots against America, Israel and our allies…


SENATE ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND PREK-12 AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH UNIQUE ABILITIES

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Excerpt: President Office — Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2015 CONTACT: Katie Betta, (850) 487-5229 SENATE ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO EXPAND PREK-12 AND POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH UNIQUE ABILITIES Tallahassee —The Florida Senate Committee on Education Pre-K-12, chaired by Senator John Legg (R-Trinity), today approved Senate Bill (SB) 672, Education Options, by Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville). The legislation codifies in to Florida law the expansion of the Personal Learning Scholarship Account (PLSA) Program and the statewide coordination of Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Programs for students with intellectual disabilities funded by the Florida Legislature in the 2015-16 General Appropriations Act (GAA). “We recognize that it…


Congressman Dennis Ross “Congress must use its Power of the Purse to stand up to the President’s inactions to protect our country.”

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Excerpt: Congressman Dennis Ross released the following today: Today, I will be introducing legislation prohibiting taxpayer dollars from being used to admit Syrian refugees to the United States because Congress must use its Power of the Purse to stand up to the President’s inactions to protect our country. At a time when the American people are calling on the President to reconsider his ill-advised decision to expand this refugee program, and when our own intelligence community has expressed concerns about our capabilities to identify threats, the President has instead selfishly doubled down on his intentions to admit even more individuals. I will continue…


Ross Introduces Legislation to Encourage Civic Education

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Excerpt: Ross Introduces Legislation to Encourage Civic Education Washington, Nov 4 | Joni Shockey (202-503-8755) | 0 comments WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 4, 2015 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, along with Rep. Gwen Graham (D-FL-2), today introduced a bipartisan House Resolution that encourages elementary and secondary schools to administer a U.S. history and civics test in order to promote civic education and democratic engagement among students. The Resolution particularly encourages secondary schools to administer a test to high school seniors based on an official list of 100 civics questions and answers published and used by the Secretary of…


RUBIO JOINS BIPARTISAN SENATE EFFORT STANDING WITH ISRAEL, CONDEMNING PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACKS

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Excerpt: For Immediate Release Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Contact: Alex Burgos 202-224-3041 RUBIO JOINS BIPARTISAN SENATE EFFORT STANDING WITH ISRAEL, CONDEMNING PALESTINIAN TERROR ATTACKS Washington, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX), to introduce a bipartisan Senate resolution condemning Palestinian terrorist attacks and reaffirming support for Israel’s efforts to restore calm. In the past month, a wave of Palestinian terrorism has swept across Israel. Palestinian stabbing, car-ramming, and shooting attacks have left 10 Israelis dead…


Ross Votes Against Budget Bill in Fight for Agriculture and Regular Order

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Excerpt: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 28, 2015 Joni Shockey: (202) 503-8755 Ross Votes Against Budget Bill in Fight for Agriculture and Regular Order WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 28, 2015 – U.S. Rep. Dennis A. Ross (R-FL-15), Senior Deputy Majority Whip, released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1314, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015: “I voted against the budget bill today because it negates any real reforms to our ever increasing debt limit. Our outstanding debt totals a nauseating amount of more than $18 trillion, and this bill further lifts our national borrowing limit for another two years with no set limit in sight….


RUBIO ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO BUDGET DEAL

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Excerpt: For Immediate Release Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Contact: Alex Burgos 202-224-3041 RUBIO ANNOUNCES OPPOSITION TO BUDGET DEAL Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) issued the following statement regarding the budget deal announced last night by the White House and congressional leaders: “I oppose this deal, which fails to seriously address the long-term drivers of our debt, contains no fundamental reforms to stop Washington from spending money it doesn’t have and does not come close to meeting our military needs in a dangerous global security environment. ‎This severely flawed deal punts an opportunity to prioritize defense spending to the levels necessary to protect…