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  • Marco Rubio: Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria

    10/20/2019 10:39:20 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Marco Rubio Twitter ^ | 10/20/2019 1hr ago | Marco Rubio
    Withdrawal & endless war weren’t only options in #Syria This wasn’t a withdrawal its a relocation This isn’t end of “endless wars”,14k troops have been sent to region in last 6 months It was hasty decision with no planning & most consequential impact is dishonor & chaos— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 20, 2019
  • Rubio, Scott ask Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians to seek refuge in US

    09/08/2019 6:45:49 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 77 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/5/19 | Louis Casiano
    Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott on Wednesday asked President Trump to waive visa requirements for Bahamians affected by the shattering blow of Hurricane Dorian. The Republican lawmakers sent Trump a letter outlining their reasoning, citing their state's proximity to and relationship with the Bahamas. They asked Trump to make it easier for citizens of the Bahamas to come to the United States to reside with relatives while they rebuild their lives.
  • Donald Trump Jr. unlikely to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee: source

    05/10/2019 5:35:38 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    Trump Jr. is deciding whether to comply with a subpoena from the committee — which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election — but the source said the president’s eldest child is more likely to work out a compromise to avoid the public scrutiny. “There’s no way the president’s son is going to appear before a committee and get questioned at a hearing by Democratic candidates running for president,” said a Republican insider with ties to the White House. “We’re in an election cycle. There’s no logical basis to call Don in.” The two Democratic presidential hopefuls on the...
  • Republicans, Democrats concerned about Hungary’s Orbán ahead of U.S. visit

    05/10/2019 5:06:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | May 10, 2019 4:50 PM | Patricia Zengerle
    Senior Republican and Democratic members of the U.S. Congress told President Donald Trump on Friday they were concerned about Hungary’s “downward democratic trajectory,” ahead of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s visit to Washington next week. “In recent years, democracy in Hungary has significantly eroded. … Under Orbán, the election process has become less competitive and the judiciary is increasingly controlled by the state,” Republican Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch and Bob Menendez, the panel’s top Democrat, said in a letter to Trump. The letter was also signed by Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Several Democratic...
  • Multiple GOP Senators Defend Richard Burr and his Decision to Subpoena Donald Trump Jr.

    05/10/2019 7:47:48 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 64 replies
    Hill Reporter ^ | May 10, 2019 1hr ago | CHRIS WALKER
    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wouldn’t speak about the subpoena itself, but defended the character of Burr in leading the Intelligence Committee. “I support his leadership and think that he has done a good job,” she said, the Washington Post reported. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), another member of the committee, also defended Burr’s leadership, and questioned whether some of his colleagues understood that their work was different from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation that concluded earlier this year. “Mueller is a criminal justice investigation. Ours is an intelligence investigation about the Russia threat and about the way our agencies performed,” Rubio...
  • Rubio pushes paid family leave bill with option to borrow against Social Security

    03/29/2019 2:46:22 PM PDT · by rintintin · 34 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 27 2019 | Brittany De Lea
    Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Mitt Romney of Utah, with House co-sponsor Ann Wagner of Missouri, unveiled a paid family leave bill on Wednesday, which would require interested new parents to make changes to their Social Security strategy. Under the legislation, parents can pull forward up to three months of those retirement benefits to use for leave following the birth, or adoption, of a child.
  • Rubio Announces He’ll Introduce Amendment To Keep SCOTUS Seats At 9

    03/19/2019 9:33:08 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/19/2019 | Mike Brest
    Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio announced Tuesday on Twitter his intention to introduce a constitutional amendment that would permanently keep the number of Supreme Court justices at nine. “We must prevent further destabilization of essential institutions,” Rubio tweeted. “Court packing is quickly becoming a litmus test for 2020 Democratic candidates. Therefore I will be introducing a constitutional amendment to keep the number of seats on #SCOTUS at 9.”
  • Rubio, Menendez request probe into administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia

    03/16/2019 8:07:25 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/15/19 | RACHEL FRAZIN -
    Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Thursday called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Trump administration's nuclear negotiations with Saudi Arabia amid reports that senior White House officials pushed for the sale of nuclear technology to Riyadh. "We request that GAO conduct an urgent review of [the Department of Energy's] interactions with Saudi Arabia regarding nuclear cooperation, how it has coordinated with or involved other relevant agencies, particularly the State Department, and the specific initiatives or proposals for nuclear cooperation that have been presented or discussed in those interactions," the senators wrote in a...
  • 7 Republican holdouts on national emergency resolution, ranked

    03/07/2019 1:53:34 PM PST · by conservative98 · 44 replies
    The Hour ^ | 3-6-19 | Colby Itkowitz,
    7. Ted Cruz (Texas) Cruz has made his concerns clear that Trump issuing a national emergency could be a "slippery slope" for future Democratic presidents to use such powers to declare their policy priorities an emergency. It would make sense that Cruz, an expert in constitutional law, would be uncomfortable with this move, and if it had been done by a Democratic president he'd certainly be among those protesting the loudest about executive overreach. But after a bitter start to their relationship when they were opponents in the 2016 primary, Cruz has come around to being one of Trump's allies...
  • Senators propose bill to let thousands of Venezuelans remain in U.S.

    03/01/2019 10:10:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    Rueters ^ | 28 Feb 2019 | Patricia Zengerle; and Roberta Rampton
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic U.S. senators proposed legislation on Thursday that would let an estimated 72,000 Venezuelans remain in the United States after fleeing chaos in their country. Republican Marco Rubio and Democrat Bob Menendez introduced the legislation along with Democrats Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy and Cory Booker. It would immediately grant “Temporary Protected Status” to allow Venezuelans who passed security checks to remain in the United States for 18 months. There was no immediate indication of whether the Senate’s Republican leaders would allow the measure to come up for a vote.
  • Rubio tweets bloodied Gaddafi photo as he calls for Maduro to step down in Venezuela

    02/24/2019 8:11:13 PM PST · by blueplum · 57 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 24 Feb 2019 | Jared Gilmour
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio shared an image Sunday showing a bloodied Muammar Gaddafi, the former authoritarian leader of Libya, in the moments before he was killed — drawing criticism from some who read the Florida lawmaker’s message as one of support for United States-led regime change in Venezuela. Rubio’s tweet had no text. It simply contrasted one picture of the authoritarian Libyan leader smiling in a white jacket and sunglasses, alongside another image...
  • Marco Rubio at Venezuela border warns Maduro's troops against "crime" of blocking aid

    02/18/2019 6:58:20 AM PST · by mac_truck · 33 replies
    CBS ^ | 2/18/2019 | Staff
    Cucuta, Colombia -- U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela on Sunday and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that it will be a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the goods that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals. An enthusiastic throng of Venezuelan migrants, some chanting "Rubio! Liberty," met the Florida Republican as he visited Cucuta and held a news conference in sight of a border bridge that has been flooded in recent months by people fleeing the hardships of Venezuela's hyperinflation and severe shortages of food and...
  • Rubio’s Misguided Buyback Tax

    02/18/2019 5:10:38 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | February 18, 2019 | Jon Hartley
    Senator Marco Rubio’s plan to tax stock buybacks in the hopes of spurring investment (based at least partially on a 1969 Yale Law Journal article) is heavily flawed for multiple reasons. Respectfully, the senator seems to be operating under the incorrect belief that buybacks are tax-advantaged, when in fact buybacks are already taxed in the form of capital-gains taxes. Since 2003, when the dividend-tax rate was lowered to remove the tax advantage then afforded buybacks, the tax rates on qualified dividends and long-term capital gains have been the same. In theory, buybacks are only tax-advantaged over dividends under today’s tax...
  • Sen. Rubio, Rep. Diaz-Balart visit Venezuela-Colombia border

    02/17/2019 5:27:40 PM PST · by conservative98 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/17/19 | Mark Moore
    Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart arrived in Colombia on Sunday to visit the Venezuelan border to make sure humanitarian aid gets to people fleeing economic and political unrest in the crisis-worn country. “American, Colombian and Venezuelan officials stand ready to provide much needed humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela,” Rubio said, according to Florida Politics. “The narcoterrorist tyranny of Nicolas Maduro continues to block critical humanitarian relief for those who continue to suffer under his regime,” the Florida Republican said, adding that the US stands by the Venezuelan people in their fight for “democracy and freedom.” A...
  • McConnell Reportedly Warns Trump Off Emergency Tactic Amid Possible GOP Revolt

    02/04/2019 6:46:50 AM PST · by cowpoke · 91 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/2/2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has privately cautioned President Donald Trump not to declare a national emergency to build his southern border wall, The Washington Post reported Friday. He warned Trump that such a declaration might split the GOP and that Congress could pass a resolution opposing it, two Republican sources familiar with the conversation told the newspaper. In such a situation Trump might be forced into the first veto of his presidency — against his own party, McConnell pointed out, according to the sources...Some GOP legislators have already spoken out against an emergency declaration — and against another...
  • Rubio: I Will Fight Trump Declaring National Emergency for Border Wall

    01/27/2019 12:14:58 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 208 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/27/2019 | Pam Key
    Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said President Donald Trump declaring a national emergency to build a wall on the U.S. Mexico border would be a “terrible idea” and that he would fight it. RUBIO: Sure. Because I think it’s important. Look I don’t think we will have to fight. I’m not sure they will do that. I know it’s an option they looked at. But now you are at the mercy of a district court and ultimately an appellate court. It may not withstand if you look at some of the other rulings we have...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate

    01/10/2019 8:36:07 PM PST · by ColdOne · 67 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 1/9/19 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Full title........Sen. Marco Rubio warns Trump a border emergency could embolden a future Dem president on climate change A national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could wind up hurting Republicans, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio told CNBC on Wednesday. The Florida Republican contended that Trump was elected on the promise of building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and the president has to “keep that promise.” But “we have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power,” he added. “I’m not prepared to endorse that right now.” Such a declaration would set a precedent, Rubio...
  • Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from the map in her congressional office

    01/09/2019 12:30:08 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 43 replies
    Middle East Monitor ^ | Jan 7. 2019
    Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian congresswoman, made a change to the map of her congressional office in Washington, DC, replacing Israel with Palestine. After Tlaib, a Democrat from Michigan, swore in front of Congress last Thursday, a BuzzFeed reporter, who was touring the congresswoman’s new office, noticed a “slight change” on the map hung on the wall. One of the pictures posted by the reporter on Twitter revealed that someone, perhaps not Tlaib herself, placed a sticker, with the word Palestine on it, near the location of Israel on the map and accompanied it by an arrow directed to the...
  • GOP Sen. Cruz, Rep. Rooney introduce constitutional amendment to impose term limits on Congress

    01/04/2019 9:56:27 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jamie Ehrlich
    Washington (CNN)Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican Rep. Francis Rooney proposed a Constitutional amendment on Thursday that would impose term limits on members of both houses of Congress. The amendment, co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and David Perdue (R-Ga.), would restrict senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms. A similar amendment was proposed by Cruz in January of 2017. "For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people," Cruz said. "Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness...
  • Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

    12/09/2018 2:25:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    CBS News ^ | Dec 9, 2018 | KATHRYN WATSON
    [CUT - On Bill Barr:] "Well, I can't comment on whether I support [Barr] or not yet. I haven't even begun to review his qualifications or his record in the past," Rubio said Sunday. "I know he's been through the Senate process before. I'm going to watch the Judiciary process very closely. At the appropriate time I'll meet with the nominee and get my own take on it, and then I'll have a decision to make. I generally do not support nominees, for the most part, unless I know them personally [CUT - On Heather Nauert:] “Does she have detailed...