Marco Rubio

Senator Marco Rubio serves on the following committees and subcommittees in the Senate:

  • Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – Instrumental in developing and influencing United States foreign policy.  The committee has considered, debated, and reported important treaties and legislation.  It holds jurisdiction over all diplomatic nominations. (source: http://foreign.senate.gov/)
    • Chairman, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues
    • Member Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and international Cybersecurity Policy
    • Member, Subcommittee on Near East, South Asia, Central Asia and Counterterrorism
    • Member, Subcommittee on State Department and USAID Management, International Operations and Bilateral International Development
  • Senate Committee on Appropriations – Largest committee in the U.S. Senate, consisting of 30 members in the 114th Congress.  It’s role is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires “appropriations made by law” prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. There are twelve subcommittees that are tasked with drafting legislation to allocate funds to government agencies within their jurisdictions. (source: http://wwww.apppropriateions.senate.gov/)
    • Member, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and related Agencies
    • Member, Subcommittee on Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies
    • Member, Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
    • Member, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
    • Member, Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – Oversees the U.S. intelligence community – the federal agencies and bureaus that provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches.  The Committee is “select” in that membership is temporary and rotated among members of the chamber. The Committee performs an annual review of the intelligence budget submitted by the President and prepares legislation authorizing appropriations for the various civilian and military agencies and departments comprising the intelligence community. The Committee also conducts periodic investigations, audits, and inspections of intelligence activities and programs (source: http://intelligence.senate.gov/)
  • Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship – Oversees all legislation and issues relating to the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as studying issues affecting the function of the American small business enterprises. (source: http://sbc.senate.gov/)
  • Senate Special Committee on Aging – Special committees have no legislative authority, they can study issues, conduct oversight of programs, and investigate reports of fraud and waste. (source: https:www.aging.senate.gov/)

Sources:  https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/marco_rubio/412491

Latest Votes and Bills Sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio

For an update on votes and a description of bills sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio check out https://projects.propublica.org/represent/members/R000595-marco-rubio

Where Does Senator Rubio Stand On Neil Gorsuch?

Stance: Rubio Praises Nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court

On January 31, 2017, Senator Rubio stated his favorable opinion of Judge Gorsuch and his intentions to vote to confirm his appointment to the Supreme Court in this press release.  He has not come out with any other public statements regarding Gorsuch’s nomination since then.

What You Can Do: Would you like your senator to reconsider his position on Judge Gorsuch?  Call him at 202-224-3041 or 407-254-2573 to tell him so!

Sample Script:

Hello!  My name is {name} and I’m calling from {city and zip}.  I’d like to urge my Senator to take every action possible, including filibuster, to oppose the nomination of Neil GOrsuch to the Supreme Court vacancy stolen from Merrick Garland through Republican obstructionism.  President Trump is currently under FBI investigation for his ties to Russia and must not be allowed to appoint a justice given the unresolved questions about his presidency’s legitimacy.  Thank you for your time!

Source:  https://www.rubio.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=FA887AB9-2CC7-4C0A-8797-45AB8A05350E