News Flash

Senator Rick Scott June 22, 2024

Friends,

I am excited to announce that our new Spanish ad, “GOOOOL,” will be airing throughout the Copa América soccer tournament on TV. This ad underscores the stark contrast between my record and that of my opponent, highlighting her history of supporting socialist politicians and policies, and my record of fighting for freedom and economic prosperity. Be sure to watch for our ad during the games!

Watch the ad in Spanish HERE or below.

Full script in English:

The game is about to begin.

Team Liberty, captained by Senator Rick Scott, takes the field.

Now in position, their opponents, The Socialists, led by Debbie.

Muscarsel-Powell and her allies. Debbie moves to the far left of the field, passes to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The referee pulls a red card on them for killing opportunities with their leftist agenda. Scott advances down the field, focused on protecting our values and creating opportunity. Nothing detains him, and GOOOOOOOL from Scott! LIBERTY wins the game!

This past week, I also had the pleasure of visiting two outstanding Florida-based manufacturers as part of my Made in America Tour.

YoGusto in Miami is a dairy manufacturer dedicated to producing high-quality, locally sourced products. They have produced Fresh from Florida dairy products for nearly 20 years. The story of YoGusto is a classic example of the American dream, as their owner escaped Cuba for a chance to own his destiny in America. During my visit, I toured their facilities and spoke with employees about the importance of supporting local agriculture and ensuring our food supply chains remain strong and independent of foreign influence.

BSWANKY in Sarasota is a luxury purse manufacturer known for its commitment to craftsmanship and American-made quality. I had the opportunity to meet with the talented artisans who create these beautiful products and discuss the significance of keeping manufacturing jobs right here in Florida.

 

It was also great to honor some of Florida’s incredible manufacturers at the Bay Area Manufacturers Association Awards ceremony! Thank you to BAMA for creating jobs and making products right here in Florida. I will always fight to support our manufacturers.

Purchasing goods made in the USA helps reduce our reliance on products from countries like Communist China, who want to steal our jobs and destroy the American way of life. When we buy American, we support jobs and economic growth right here at home, helping to build stronger, more resilient communities.

Thank you for your continued support and for standing with me as we work to protect our freedoms and promote prosperity. 

-Rick

   

                   SENATOR RICK SCOTT IN THE NEWS

The Floridian: Scott Blames ‘Biden Appeasement Policy’ for Russian Ships Fiasco

Breitbart: Exclusive — Sen. Rick Scott Lays out Battle Plan for GOP Victory in November: ‘My Goal Is to Help All Republicans Win’

Florida Politics: Rick Scott spotlights Colombian support for re-election

The Floridian: Scott Affirms He’s ‘Tried to be the Voice for Puerto Rico’

Tampa Free Press: Florida Sens. Rubio & Scott Lead GOP Effort Slamming Trump ‘Show Trial’ In NYC, Accuse Biden Admin Of Destroying Constitution

The Floridian: Scott Leads Senators in Condemning Garland for Complicity in Convicting Trump

Florida’s Voice: Rick Scott launches ‘Colombians for Rick Scott’ coalition in Orlando

Florida Daily: Rick Scott, Marco Rubio And Florida Delegation Challenge ‘Incorrect Legal Interpretation’ Involving Hurricane Risk Reduction Projects

Tampa Free Press: Florida Sens. Scott And Rubio Rip Biden For ‘Election-Year Gimmick’ On The Border

The Floridian: Scott, Rubio Demand Hearing on Terrorists at Border

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Joins Sen. Rand Paul In Letter Requesting Hearing On Threat Of Terrorists Exploiting Southern Border

Newsmax: Rick Scott to Newsmax: Dems After Campaign Issue, Not IVF Protection

Tampa Free Press: Florida Sen. Rick Scott Joins GOP Colleagues On Hearing Request For Southern Border Terror Threats

South Press: Rick Scott en Medley apoyando emprendimientos empresariales.

Pensacola News-Journal: Funding for long-needed Whiting Field child care center design could be on the way

Voz: RICK SCOTT REAFIRMA POSICIÓN RESPECTO A FERTILIZACIÓN IN VITRO

The Floridian: Scott Celebrates as Senate Committee Approves Defense Spending Bill

Tampa Free Press: Sen. Rick Scott Touts Wins For Florida And US National Security In 2025 NDAA

South Press: Senador Rick Scott lanza comercial de campaña en Copa América 2024

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update On ‘Biden’s Inflation Crisis’

WFLA: Sen. Rick Scott defends voting record during Tampa campaign stop

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Congressman Daniel Webster 6/24/2024

The Webster Wire

Listening to Floridians

Dear Friends:

 

It was great to be back in the district last week meeting with constituent small business owners, workers, customers and community leaders.

I enjoyed visiting with Owner, Marc Waller, General Manager, Nathan Pettinato of Country Village Power Equipment and Golf Cars located in the City of Webster. It was great to tour their large facility featuring American made products and view their impressive golf car show room, which features custom built Yamaha Golf Cars. Thank you, Marc and Nate, for opening Country Villages Power Equipment in 1999, providing excellent products, parts and service to residents in Webster and surrounding areas!

 

I also enjoyed saying hello to a dedicated customer and friend, Lynn Dobson!

I joined the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway for their June meeting to hear about their work to promote and preserve the heritage of Sumter County, and to share a Congressional update. The Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the natural beauty, recreational opportunity and history of Sumter County. As Floridians, we know the importance of our States’ rich history and natural beauty. I applaud their work to preserve the history of our community for the benefit and enjoyment of generations to come.

I visited with Founder and U.S. Veteran, Evelisse Bookhout of Hands of Hope America at Four Corners Community Center in Clermont. I also had the opportunity to speak with their summer campers! In 2023, Hands of Hope assisted 8,000 individuals and 5,000 families through their food bank and various programming. Thank you to Evelisse and Hands of Hope America for all the work you do in the community, especially with mentoring at-risk youth and church youth groups in our community!

I had the opportunity to visit Lake Sumter State College at their Four Corners Campus. Dr. Heather Bigard, President, and her team shared the plans and projects for their expansion. I am looking forward to seeing this progress in the future! I was also honored to be presented with a letter of great appreciation for my strong support of Lake Sumter State College and my commitment to academic excellence! I will continue being an advocate for our local community in Washington.

I toured the Well of Hope Thrift Store and Food Bank with Pastors Michael and Christine Hopewell in the Four Corners. Michael and Christine pastor New Water Church in Clermont in the Four Corners. Between the thrift store and the food bank they help 2,000 families a month!

I stopped by the Showcase of Citrus in Clermont with Owner, Tara Arnold and her daughter, Heather. The Showcase of Citrus, Florida’s Fresh Air Attraction®, is a family owned and operated 2,500 acre estate cultivating over 50 varieties of citrus that began in 1989. The owners, John and Tara work together to provide guests with unique, outdoor fun, and adventure for everyone of all ages. Thank you, to the Arnold Family.

It was great to visit and tour the new Salvation Army’s Sumter County Service Center Unit, located in the City of Bushnell. This new Unit will serve South Sumter by being a place for the community to visit and gather together for fellowship, ministries, and church services! Thank you, Captain Jeremy Porter, Major Marie Harris, Daphne Simmons, Christopher Priest, and Irene Turner, for the tour. I’m thankful for organizations like the Salvation Army and their work to prioritize our community’s growth and wellbeing. I am also thankful to everyone who has dedicated their lives to serving the community at the Salvation Army Lake and Sumter Counties Service Unit Facilities.

If you are seeking assistance or want to become a volunteer, you may find the Sumter County Service Unit at 870 N Main Street, Bushnell, FL 34788, or you may call them at 352-568-2284.

Standing for Life

2 years ago today, the Supreme Court restored the right of the people and their government to protect the lives of the most vulnerable – the unborn. For decades, I have sponsored, cosponsored and supported legislation that protects the rights of the unborn, and opposed attempts to remove nearly all pro-life protections for the unborn or allow taxpayer funds to pay for abortion services. I have also worked to improve moms access to prenatal care and healthcare. I encourage you to fight for life, and I will continue to do the same in Congress.

Shoreline Infrastructure Clarity

I along with Senator Marco Rubio and my colleagues in the Florida delegation sent a letter urging House and Senate leadership to support Florida’s proposed fix to an U.S. Army Corps of Engineers misinterpretation of law which is hurting hurricane risk reduction projects. As a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I have proposed a solution and am working to convince committee leadership and colleagues to approve it. This letter makes clear that their broad support across the Florida Delegation to update the law to stop the Corps from imposing burdensome requirements on local project sponsors in violation of existing project construction agreements. Our provision would protect Floridians by providing clarity for local project sponsors as they construct storm surge-resistant shoreline infrastructure.

 

We’re Coming to You

Mobile Office Hours brings my office directly to you to provide assistance with the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, Passport Agencies, and much more. This week, my office will be holding Mobile Office Hours at the following locations:

The Villages – Wednesday, June 26

  • From 9 – 11am: Everglades Recreation Center, 5497 Marsh Bend Trail, Wildwood, FL 34785

Tavares – Wednesday, June 26

  • From 1 – 3pm: Lake County Administration Building, 315 W Main Street, Tavares, FL 32778

Get Ready to Save Money

Earlier this year, Governor Ron DeSantis signed the Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday, to help make summer more affordable for families. The tax holiday runs the entire month of July, making items like fishing gear, outdoor equipment, admissions to state parks and museums sales tax free. This sales tax holiday will help families save money this summer to enjoy the many attractions and wonders Florida offers.

Congrats Students

 

Cindy Brown, my Community Relations Representative for Sumter County, attended the Better Life Academy Graduation Ceremony recently to present congratulatory letters to seven students. Since 2015, the Better Life Academy has implemented a transformative educational program to help students grow both in and out of the classroom. I am grateful for the excellent education my constituents have received and the successes they have achieved at Better Life Academy. Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Guerrero, PhD., Clinical Director; Jennifer Haines, Academy Director, Faculty and staff, 12th grade graduates, and their families and friends!

 

Your servant,

Daniel Webster
Member of Congress

Constituent Corner

A constituent from Orange County was a victim of identity theft many years ago and had his Social Security Number (SSN) changed in the 1990’s, but recent occurrences caused him to question whether his old SSN was still valid and in use. The constituent contacted my office for assistance after having difficulties obtaining a clear answer from the Social Security Administration. My staff inquired with the agency and confirmed that the constituents old SSN was indeed inactive and that only his current SSN is valid.

Constituent services is a critical element of our congressional office. The federal government is a massive operation, and my office is available if you ever need assistance in navigating the bureaucracy or cutting through red tape. We are here to serve you.

Survey

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to deliver an opinion soon on Murthy v. Missouri, a case that argues the Biden Administration colluded with social media companies to censor users speech.

 

Do you think the federal government should be engaged in efforts to coerce private companies into censoring speech?

( ) Yes

( ) No

( ) Unsure

Submit


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Results of last week’s survey which asked…“Do you think TikTok should be forced to divest from CCP ownership in order to continue operating in the United States?

Washington
2184 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-1002

Clermont
1200 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 203
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 241-9220

The Villages
8015 E. County Road 466 Suite B
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 383-3552

 

The Ready Room – Representative Scott Franklin 6/24/2024

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my e-newsletter, the Ready Room. As a retired Naval Aviator, the Ready Room is special to me because it’s where fellow aviators meet to brief and debrief missions. This is my weekly briefing to you on my mission in Congress. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for regular updates on how my team and I are working to serve you in Congress.

 

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ENSURING GRANT ACCESS FOR RURAL AND SMALLER COMMUNITIES

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Applying for federal grants is an often complex and expensive process. Larger cities can afford to hire teams of grant writers and experts to help.  This puts many of the smaller and rural communities in FL-18 with tighter budgets at a disadvantage. These residents pay federal taxes, but are less likely to see tax dollars reinvested in their communities. That’s why I introduced H.R. 914, the Simplifying Grants Act, to level the playing field and help them compete.

Specifically, this bill would:

  • Mandate agencies provide a checklist of requirements to streamline the application process;
  • Require the federal government review and simplify all current and new grant program applications; and
  • Direct agencies report to Congress their progress.

Click here to learn more.

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HONORING PUBLIC SAFETY HEROES

Last week, I was honored to provide remarks at the 2023 Haines City Public Safety Awards Banquet. This annual event celebrates the heroic actions and selfless courage of Haines City Police and Fire Departments. Thank you for working to keep our community safe. Congratulations to all the award winners!

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CONSTITUENT CORNER

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Becoming a U.S. citizen is a sacred honor. It is also a complicated legal process full of red tape. Our office recently helped Maria in Hendry County expedite her application to become a citizen. If you need assistance with an immigration matter, contact our office here or call (863) 644-8215. 

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Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

Who is the only person to serve both as President of the United States and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?

  1. William McKinley
    B. Andrew Johnson
    C. William Howard Taft
    D. Millard Fillmore

Last Week’s Question

What were the last two states admitted into the Union?

  1. Hawaii and Alaska – Correct Answer
    B. Alaska and Oregon
    C. Texas and Oregon
    D. Washington and Hawaii

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It is an honor and privilege to represent you in Congress. Please take a moment to fill out my latest constituent survey here. Your feedback helps me better represent you. For more information on constituent services, current legislation, and to sign up for my e-newsletter, please visit my website at franklin.house.gov

Best regards,

C. Scott Franklin
Member of Congress

 

Franklin In the News

Florida Legislators Rush to Counteract ‘Dangerous’ Army Corps of Engineers Directive – The Floridian

Key Social Media Posts

@RepFranklin Requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote in federal elections shouldn’t be a partisan issue. In Florida, it’s the law. I cosponsored H.R. 8281, the SAVE Act, to ensure this practice nationwide. Americans MUST trust their elections are secure.

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@RepFranklin The Iranian-backed Houthis have terrorized the Red Sea long enough. Rerouting costs an extra $1 million and up to two weeks in transit time. The WH’s appeasement of Iran doesn’t just threaten Israel–it endangers global trade and energy security.

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@RepFranklin With @POTUS
as commander in chief, the world is in chaos. The Senate needs to act on the annual defense bill ASAP. The @HouseGOP package counters our nation’s biggest security threats & maintains U.S. global leadership. Read more from @RiponAdvance here.

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Congresswoman Laurel Lee — June 24, 2024

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Consul General for Israel, Mr. Elbaz-Starinsky. I am proud to represent the strong Jewish community we have here in Florida’s 15th District. Amidst mounting aggression, it is imperative that the United States demonstrates steadfast solidarity with our great ally, Israel. My support for my Jewish friends and neighbors, as well as for our strongest ally in the Middle East, remains unwavering.

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Serving the Tampa Bay Community

Feeding Tampa Bay is an integral part of our community, providing 154 million meals every year to individuals in need. Last week, I toured the new Feeding Tampa Bay facility in Tampa and had the chance to speak with some of the hardworking volunteers and team members who make Feeding Tampa Bay’s mission possible. Feeding Tampa Bay has grown to serve 10 counties throughout West Central Florida, and I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on our community for generations to come.

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Hurricane Season is in Full Force

Hurricane season is in full force, and Floridians know all too well how quickly these devastating storms can come about. It is crucial to plan ahead and ensure you, your family, and your home are prepared. My team and I have compiled a comprehensive Disaster Resource Guide available on my website, and I encourage you to familiarize yourself with local contacts and prepare an evacuation plan now. Don’t get caught in a potentially life-threatening situation—prepare early. Please contact my office if you have any questions or need additional assistance at (813) 393-5077.

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Join Team Lee for Mobile Office Hours

I am pleased to invite you to join my team at our upcoming Mobile Office Hours in your area. Mobile Office Hours are a great way to come out and meet my staff to learn more about how we may best assist you and your family. From federal casework to grant applications, join my team to have your questions answered. RSVP is not required but is recommended to secure your spot. Find out more and see a full list of times and locations for Mobile Office Hours on my website.

 

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Do You Need Assistance?

As your Representative, I am here to serve you. My office can assist you in several different ways, from obtaining or renewing a passport to assisting with casework via a federal agency. Here are a few ways we may be able to help you:

                            • Passport requests or renewals
                            • Veterans Affairs benefits and claims
                            • Social Security and Medicaid claims
                            • Applying for federal grants
                            • Obtaining a White House, U.S. Capitol, or FBI Headquarters tour
                            • Military Service Academy recommendation
                            • Purchasing a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol
                            • Receiving a Congressional Commendation or a Presidential Greeting

I take immense pride in serving the people of Florida’s 15th District. For more information on each of the services we offer or to ask my staff any questions, please visit my website or call my office at (818) 393-5077.

 

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Sincerely,

Laurel M. Lee
Member of Congress

 

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Congressman Greg Stuebe June 23, 2024

June 23, 2024

Dear Floridian:

President Biden intends to allow expiration of the Trump tax cuts, which will lead to the largest tax hike on workers, families, farmers, and small businesses in U.S. history. Thursday, I convened with local business leaders to discuss preserving President Trump’s pro-small business tax policies, emphasizing the importance of making Section 199A permanent. As Vice Chair of the Ways and Means Committee’s Main Street Tax Team, I’m taking their feedback to DC in our fight to preserve the Trump tax cuts.

Alongside Senators Rubio and Scott, I’m advocating against the Army Corps’ misinterpretation of the law threatening our hurricane risk reduction projects. We’re urging Committee leadership to support our legislative solution in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA).

Join us for Englewood Office Hours on June 26th at Englewood Chamber of Commerce, where my staff will assist with federal issues including Social Security, Medicare, and Veterans Affairs. 

To receive frequent updates about the work I’m doing in Congress, I encourage you to visit my website, like my Facebook page, follow me on Rumble, follow me on Gettr, follow me on Truth Social, follow me on Instagram, and follow me on Twitter. 

Keep reading for the full update. 

Thank you and God bless,

 

 

Congressman Greg Steube

 

Rep. Greg Steube Holds Roundtable to Discuss Preserving Pro-Small Business Tax Policies

I met with Southwest Florida business leaders, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, the National Roofing Contractors Association, and the International Council of Shopping Centers in Sarasota to discuss the importance of President Trump’s pro-small business tax policies and the need to make Section 199A permanent. As Vice Chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s Main Street Tax Team, we discussed how the Trump tax cuts have benefited local businesses and how critical Section 199A is for their operations. President Biden’s plan to raise taxes will increase the small business federal income tax from 21% to 43%, forcing tough decisions like layoffs or price hikes. I am committed to fighting for the preservation of the Trump tax cuts and protecting our small businesses from Biden’s significant tax increase proposals.

Read more here.

 

Fighting Misinterpretation by the Army Corps on Hurricane Risk Reduction Projects

I joined Senators Marco Rubio, Rick Scott, and my colleagues in the Florida delegation to challenge the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) misinterpretation of the law, which imposes burdensome requirements on Florida’s hurricane risk reduction projects. This misinterpretation undermines critical infrastructure and affects Floridians and visitors alike. We are urging Committee leadership to include our legislative solution in this year’s Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) to protect public infrastructure. This provision will safeguard lives and livelihoods in Florida by maintaining vital shoreline projects as originally agreed upon.

Read more here.

 

 

Englewood Office Hours – June 26th

Join us for Englewood Office Hours on Wednesday, June 26th, from 11 AM to 2 PM at Englewood Chamber of Commerce. My staff will be available to help with any federal issues you may be facing, including Social Security, Medicare, Veterans Affairs, and more. We’re here to serve you and ensure you receive the assistance you need.

Read more here.

 

 

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Joining Real America’s Voice To Discuss Joe Biden’s Open Border Disaster

 

 

Bay 9 News Discusses My Legislation to Rename the EEZ In Honor of President Trump

 

 

 

 

 

 

E&E by POLITICO | House bill would name US coastal waters for Donald Trump

“The full-throated Trump loyalist from Florida introduced H.R. 8750 Friday to require any reference to the U.S. exclusive economic zone in official federal documents to be dubbed the Donald John Trump Exclusive Zone of the United States. ‘During his time in office, President Trump took several commendable actions for our oceans as part of this work to make America strong, secure and economically prosperous,’ Steube said in a statement.’”

Read more here.

DAILY WIRE | GOP Bill Would Rename Coastal Waters After Trump

“References to the EEZ in law, maps, regulations, documents, papers, or other records of the U.S. would be named the ‘Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States’ under the plan. ‘Floridians know the great value of our coastal natural resources and how important it is to have a president who cares about the strength and resilience of our oceans,’ Steube said.”

Read more here.

TAMPA FREE PRESS | Florida Rep. Steube Praises Court Ruling Blocking Lia Thomas From Women’s Olympic Swim Team

“Florida Rep. Greg Steube on Tuesday praised a decision that essentially banned transgender swimmer Lia Thomas from the U.S. Olympic women’s swim team.”

Read more here.

 

 

Washington, DC Office
2457 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-5792

Sarasota District Office
7590 Fruitville Rd #102
Sarasota, FL 34240
Phone: (941) 499-3214

 

Venice District Office
401 West Venice Ave #157
Venice, FL 34285
Phone: (941) 499-3214

Punta Gorda District Office
226 Taylor St. #230
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: (941) 499-3214

 

Congressman Daniel Webster 6/17/2024

The Webster Wire

Listening to Floridians

Dear Friends:

 

Last week, I voted to pass legislation that upholds my commitment to Americans to deliver a nation that’s safe. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025, or FY25 NDAA, improves the quality of life for our nation’s service members and their families, and provides the resources necessary for our military to counter threats from our adversaries.

 

I’m pleased the FY25 NDAA builds upon the work of House Republicans in last year’s NDAA to ensure that our nation’s military is focused on being the best fighting force in the world, and not woke politics. I am particularly pleased that an amendment I cosponsored to block funding for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s policy of using taxpayer dollars to cover abortion costs for service members was adopted and is part of this bill.

 

I was not pleased that our bipartisan Coast Guard Reauthorization Act was excluded from this year’s NDAA. This important legislation is necessary for the Coast Guard to carry out their national defense mission to protect our coasts, secure our maritime borders, ports and waterways, and respond to emergencies and disasters. I will continue to work with House and Senate Leadership to get our Coast Guard bill included in this legislation and sent to the President.

Holding Garland Accountable

 

On Wednesday, I voted to pass a resolution holding U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress for his failure to comply with lawful Congressional subpoenas. The House Judiciary and Oversight committees recently issued subpoenas requesting the audio transcripts from President Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur regarding the investigation into President Biden’s classified documents case.

 

While Special Counsel Robert Hur decided against prosecuting President Biden – citing his poor memory – President Trump continues to face similar allegations led by Special Counsel Jack Smith. By failing to produce the audio recordings, AG Garland deprives the American people of transparency and Congress of its duty to ensure the law is being impartially and fairly applied.

 

On Friday, the Department of Justice – led by Attorney General Merrick Garland – announced that it would not move forward in prosecuting the Attorney General despite the House voting to hold him in contempt. In response, Speaker Mike Johnson announced that he would certify the contempt reports to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia and move to enforce the subpoena in federal court. Make no mistake, my House Republican colleagues and I will continue to pursue accountability for this two-tiered system of justice.  

 

Seeing and Serving You

 

While in Washington, I met with constituents from the Greater Orlando Builders Association, a 700-member trade organization in Central Florida that promotes the building and construction industries. We discussed the growing issue of 404 permitting, which regulates the discharge of materials into waters of the United States. I have advocated for the state of Florida’s request to administer the Clean Water Act Section 404 program, rather than Washington bureaucrats. The state should have the authority to decide on critical projects such as Everglades restoration, protections of wetlands, and endangered species infrastructure projects. I am committed to preserving our state’s natural beauty for generations to come while ensuring federal regulation does not overstep its bounds and strangle Florida’s ecosystem and taxpayer dollars.

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It was a pleasure to meet with the Senese Family of Winter Garden as part of the Patients Rising Legislative Fly-In! Patients Rising is non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring access to quality and affordable healthcare for patients across the country. During our meeting, we discussed the Optimizing Research Progress Hope and New (ORPHAN) Cures Act, which would incentivize drug manufacturers to research and develop treatments for rare diseases. I am committed to ensuring Americans have the health care they need, from the provider they choose, at a price they can afford. This should include the efficient and timely provision of vital treatments and medication for rare diseases and conditions.

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Florida’s agriculture industry is one of the pillars of Florida’s economy. Pam Jones, my Community Relations Representative for Orange County, attended the 96th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo with Executive Director Ronnie Simmons. On Tuesday evening at the First General Session, FFA Students from Apopka Middle School, Wekiva High School, and Lakeview Middle School presented the Colors, led by Mr. Duncan Sikes, Agriculture Teacher/FFA Advisor at Apopka Middle School. Governor Ron DeSantis was the surprise guest speaker, accompanied by State Senator Jay Collins and State Representative Chuck Clemons. Pam also attended Thursday’s Sixth General Session for the Awards Ceremony. Each of FFA’s young leaders have shown a commitment and passion to the agriculture industry. Congratulations to all!

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Pam also attended the Lake County Emergency Operations Center Hurricane Season Kickoff Meeting recently. Joined by the Emergency Management & Communications Teams, Public Safety Director, David Kilbury, and leadership of Lake County’s cities and towns, Meteorologist William Ulrich led the presentation on the active season coming this hurricane season. Officials from Lake County shared the preparedness plan in place for Lake County. For additional resources on how to stay prepared this hurricane season, please visit my website at https://webster.house.gov/disaster-preparedness.

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Cindy Brown, my Community Relations Representative in Lake and Sumter Counties, recently participated at Home Dedications for the Hunter Family and Broughton Family with Habitat for Humanity Lake and Sumter Counties and New Covenant United Methodist Church’s Helping Hands Outreach Ministries. Congratulations to the Hunter and Broughton Families and thank you to all volunteers involved!

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Earlier this month, Pam attended the Cheers to 50 Years Volunteer Recognition Banquet for Volunteers for Community Impact (VCI) with Executive Director Hue Jacobs. VCI aims to end the isolation that many seniors feel and do this through high-impact volunteer opportunities in Orange, Volusia, Osceola, and Seminole counties. VCI operates many programs, including the Senior Companion Program that places a volunteer into the home of an elder living independently to assist them. This past year, they had 36 volunteers for this program helping 99 clients remain living independently.

 

Your servant,

Daniel Webster
Member of Congress

Constituent Corner

Constituent Corner

The IRS had misapplied several estimated tax payments for multiple years, resulting in a confusing exchange of correspondence, documents, and checks with a constituent from The Villages. The constituent contacted my office for assistance, to which my staff inquired with the IRS, who determined and corrected the mistakes, resolving the issue.

Constituent services is a critical element of our congressional office. The federal government is a massive operation, and my office is available if you ever need assistance in navigating the bureaucracy or cutting through red tape. We are here to serve you.

Survey

A U.S. appeals court announced that oral arguments will be held challenging the law that forces TikTok, a company owned and controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to divest from TikTok or face a ban.

 

Do you think TikTok should be forced to divest from CCP ownership in order to continue operating in the United States?

( ) Yes

( ) No

( ) Unsure

 

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Results of last week’s survey which asked… “Do you think Attorney General Merrick Garland should be held in contempt for failing to comply with a Congressional subpoena?”

Washington
2184 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-1002

Clermont
1200 Oakley Seaver Drive, Suite 203
Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 241-9220

The Villages
8015 E. County Road 466 Suite B
The Villages, FL 32162
(352) 383-3552

 

Congressman Greg Stuebe June 16, 2024

June 16, 2024

Dear Floridian:

Happy Father’s Day! Feeling blessed to celebrate this special day with my son, Ethan. Being a father is a great blessing! Today, I also honor my father, Brad, whose wisdom and courage continue to inspire me every day. Here’s to all the amazing dads out there!

This week the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act which is the annual bill that funds our military. This year’s NDAA included my amendment to keep radical gender ideology and pornography out of DoD schools, ensuring a safe educational environment for our service members’ children.

Wednesday night, I took part in one of the best traditions in Washington DC! I had the honor of pitching in the 2024 Congressional Baseball Game, an annual tradition of Republicans playing the Democrats at Nationals Park. For the 4th year in a row, Republicans brought home the win, with a score of 31-11.

On Friday, I announced my legislation to name U.S. coastal waters (EEZ) in honor of President Donald Trump, reflecting his significant accomplishments for ocean science and resource management during his presidency.

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Congressman Greg Steube

 

 

Introducing Legislation Renaming U.S. Coastal Waters in Honor of President Trump

This week, I introduced legislation to designate the United States’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) as the “Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States.” This bill requires that any reference to the EEZ in U.S. law, maps, regulations, or documents bear this name. President Trump made significant contributions to ocean science, technology, and resource management during his tenure. The U.S. EEZ, the largest in the world at 4,383,000 square miles, encompasses vital coastal natural resources. My legislation honors President Trump’s efforts to strengthen and protect these resources for future generations.

Read more here.

 

Passing My Amendment to Prohibit Radical Gender Ideology and Pornography from DoD Schools

This week, the House approved my amendment to H.R. 8070 Servicemember Quality of Life Improvement and National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2025. This amendment prohibits the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) from using any funds to purchase, display, or maintain material promoting radical gender ideology or pornographic content. Fox News reported in 2022 that many of these inappropriate books were added to DoDEA schools within the last two years under the Biden Administration. DoDEA, one of two Federally-operated school systems, serves nearly 70,000 children of active duty military and DoD civilian families across more than 160 schools worldwide. This amendment ensures that our service members’ children receive a safe and appropriate education.

Watch my remarks here.

Read more here. 

 

 

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Pitching in 2024 Congressional Baseball Game

Wednesday night I had the honor of taking the field as the starting pitcher in the 2024 Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. This annual bipartisan event, a tradition since 1909, brings members of Congress together off the floor and on the field. Having played for the Republican team since 2019, I’ve achieved milestones such as hitting the first Congressional out-of-the-park home run at a major league stadium in Congressional baseball history and pitching a 10-0 shutout.  It was a great evening of camaraderie and bipartisan competition! Thank you to all who cheered us on from FL-17!

Read more here.

 

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Joining Outkick Sports to Discuss the Importance of Keeping Biological Men Out of Women’s Sports 

 

 

Joining Newsmax to Discuss One of Washington’s Best Bipartisan Traditions

 

 

Joining Newsmax to Discuss the Congressional Baseball Game with Rep. Tim Burchett 

 

 

Fox 5 DC Discusses My Legislation to Name Our Coastal Waters for President Trump

 

 

Joining Newsmax to Discuss the Congressional Baseball Game with Rep. Roger Williams

 

Joining Bay 9 News to Discuss the Republican Conference’s Support for President Trump’s Policies

 

WJXT Jacksonville Discusses My Bill to Honor President Trump for His Record on Our Oceans 

 

Joining CBS News to Discuss Bipartisanship in Congress

 

ROLL CALL | Protesters run on the field while GOP runs roughshod over Dems at Congressional Baseball Game

“With the bases juiced and GOP star Greg Steube of Florida at the plate, activists jumped from the stands at Nationals Park. Capitol Police immediately tackled and handcuffed several people dressed in white T-shirts reading “END FOSSIL FUELS,” as other officers urged members of Congress to flee the field.”

Read more here.

FOX | House GOP moves to name US coastal waters after Trump

“Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., is introducing a bill on Friday to rename the immediate waters surrounding the U.S., called the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), as the “Donald John Trump Exclusive Economic Zone of the United States.”

Read more here.

THE POST MILLENNIAL | GOP lawmakers demand 51 intelligence officials who labeled Hunter Biden laptop ‘disinformation’ be ‘held accountable’

“Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) echoed his colleague’s sentiments, adding that he believes the American people are “frustrated and tired” of “see[ing] all of these people doing all these horrible things, using the deep state to go after Trump and Russia-gate and Russia collusion.”

 

 

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The Ready Room – Representative Scott Franklin 6/17/2024

 

Hello Friend,

Welcome to my e-newsletter, the Ready Room. As a retired Naval Aviator, the Ready Room is special to me because it’s where fellow aviators meet to brief and debrief missions. This is my weekly briefing to you on my mission in Congress. Please follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for regular updates on how my team and I are working to serve you in Congress.

ENSURING U.S. SECURITY AND SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS

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Providing for our common defense is among the most important of Congress’ Constitutional duties.  It’s especially critical now as we face growing challenges from China and conflict on two continents. Last week, I voted for the House FY 2025 National Defense Authorization Act, a strong package to support our military and ensure U.S. national security.  The bill would make critical investments to deter China, maintain U.S. global leadership and support our ally, Israel.  It will also give our troops an overdue pay raise and improve housing. Click here to learn more. 

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COMBATING THE RISE IN MEGAFIRES

In 2022 alone, the U.S. had 66,255 wildfires that burned over 7.5 million acres. A multi-pronged approach is needed to combat this growing crisis causing devastation across the country. Last week, I introduced H.R. 8656 alongside Reps. Harder and Neguse to innovate new wildfire management practices and ensure permanent solutions to wildland firefighter workforce challenges. Specifically, this measure would:

  • Combat firefighter shortages by establishing a new Middle Fire Leaders Academy and grant programs;
  • Retain expert wildland firefighters with increased benefits;
  • Improve response times by establishing the Joint Office of Fire Environment Center and creating new technologies and risk maps; and
  • Develop nationwide real-time air quality monitoring and alert system.

Click here to learn more.

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CONSTITUENT CORNER

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Having issues getting assistance from the Social Security Administration (SSA)? Our office recently helped a constituent receive benefits

after their case stalled at the agency. If you are having trouble getting a response from the SSA, we can help.

Contact our office here or call (863) 644-8215

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Test Your Knowledge #CivicsWithScott!

What were the last two states admitted into the Union?

  1. Hawaii and Alaska
    B. Alaska and Oregon
    C. Texas and Oregon
    D. Washington and Hawaii

Last Week’s Question

The United States’ first subway line was opened in what city in 1897?

A. New York
B. Chicago
C. Philadelphia
D. Boston – Correct answer

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Best regards,

C. Scott Franklin
Member of Congress

 

 

Franklin In the News

FMI Applauds Provisions on Food Traceability Rule in House Appropriations Legislation – Food Marketing Institute

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Modernize US Wildfire Management, Support Firefighters – Epoch Times

Key Social Media Posts

@RepFranklin I’m excited about this partnership between @PolkCoSheriff
and @FLPolyU, which will provide students with valuable, real-world AI experience and help keep Polk County safe.

@RepFranklin Happy National Dairy Month! Did you know FL-18’s Okeechobee County produces more dairy than anywhere else in Florida, over 120 million gallons a year!?.

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@RepFranklin “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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@RepFranklin Our adversary China has the largest naval fleet in the world. To counter this threat, we MUST invest in our Naval deterrent capabilities.  The FY25 NDAA will: 

-Fully fund public shipyard modernization to improve 

-Naval fleet readiness Keep the acquisition of new attack submarines on track 

-Fully fund construction of new ballistic missile submarines

-Reject @POTUS’ efforts to cut cruisers 

 

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Congresswoman Laurel Lee — June 9, 2024

I Am Not Done Fighting for Border Security


Since 2021, more than 9 million illegal immigrants have crossed America’s borders and made their way into our communities. With them has come a wave of increased violent crime, illegal drugs, and human trafficking. This week, President Biden announced an Executive Order to finally address the monumental crisis that he created. But it’s too little, too late.

Unfortunately, this weak Executive Order doesn’t repair the damage that has been done. If President Biden is serious about addressing this crisis, and not just scoring political points, he should support House Republicans’ Secure the Border Act which will fix the dangerous policies that have created this crisis.

As your Representative in Congress, I have been fighting for a secure border and a strong nation since day one in office. Every community throughout our nation has felt the effects of this administration’s harmful open-border policies, and I am working to put an end to it. I joined Fox LiveNow this week to discuss the work that House Republicans are doing to secure our nation. Our work is not done until our border is closed.

 

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Tampa Student Wins 2024 National Spelling Bee

Congratulations to Bruhat Soma for claiming the title of the 2024 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion! Bruhat is a student at Tampa’s Turner/Bartels K-8 School here in Florida’s 15th District. To win the title, not only did Bruhat have to spell challenging words in the English language, but he also had to navigate German words. This is not an easy feat—it is clear that Bruhat has a very bright future ahead!

Read more here.

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Supporting our Nation’s Veterans 

Florida’s 15th District is home to more than 45,000 veterans. Having grown up in a military family, it is one of my top priorities as a Member of Congress to support our nation’s heroes. This week, House Republicans passed the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2025. I was proud to vote in support of this bill because it honors our commitment to our veterans while fortifying our national security.

Specifically, this bill would fully fund Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and programs, protect veterans’ Second Amendment rights, prohibit the VA from filing claims for illegal aliens, and prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used for abortion, barring certain exemptions. Our nation’s heroes selflessly fought for our freedoms, and I am committed to ensuring they receive the care they earned. If you or a family member need assistance with the VA or are having trouble receiving your hard-earned benefits, please contact my office at (813) 393-5077.

 

 

 

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Doing Good for Our Community

Since its inception in Florida in 1908, Publix Supermarkets has been an integral part of our state and community. Today, the company serves millions of people throughout the Southeast across its 7-state footprint. They recently hit a tremendous milestone with over 100 million pounds of produce being donated to 35 food banks across these states. I was pleased to meet with Publix CEO, Kevin Murphy, this week in DC to learn more about their mission and discuss how they will continue to do good and serve families throughout our community.

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Upholding the Rule of Law

One of the most fundamental roles we have in Congress is to provide oversight of federal agency operations, functions, and policies. The U.S. Attorney General (AG) plays an important role in delivering justice and defending the rule of law throughout our nation. Recently, in courts throughout the United States, we have seen the justice system become less about eradicating violent crime in our communities, and more about weaponizing our judicial system for political gain.

This week, the Committee on House Judiciary held a hearing conducting oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ has a duty to promote our national security consistent with the rule of law. As a former prosecutor and judge, I understand the importance of focusing on judicial integrity and upholding law and order. As a Member of Congress, I will continue to put the primacy of law first and ensure that our justice system is used to protect Americans throughout Florida’s 15th District and beyond.

 

 

Watch my full question series here.

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Join Team Lee for Mobile Office Hours

I am pleased to invite you to join my team at any of our Mobile Office Hours throughout June. Mobile Office Hours are a great way to come out and meet my staff to learn more about how we may best assist you and your family. From federal casework to grant applications, join my team to have your questions answered. RSVP is not required but is recommended to secure your spot. Find out more and see a full list of times and locations for Mobile Office Hours on my website.

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Sincerely,

Laurel M. Lee
Member of Congress

 

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Senator Marco Rubio June 3 – 7, 2024

THIS WEEK IN THE OFFICE OF SENATOR MARCO RUBIO
June 3-7, 2024

 

Rubio on Air

  • Senator Rubio joined The Ingraham Angle to discuss the dangers of the border crisis, the Biden Administration’s meaningless executive order on illegal immigration, and more.
  • Senator Rubio joined Mornings with Maria to discuss President Biden’s too little, too late executive order to secure the border, Tren de Aragua and other criminal groups entering our country, and more.
  • Senator Rubio joined the Washington Examiner’s “Restoring America” series to discuss how the national economy under President Biden is eroding our social fabric.
  • Senator Rubio joined The Greg Kelly Show to discuss risks to the credibility of the U.S. intelligence community, whether former President Trump could be sentenced to prison, and more with guest host Joe Concha.
  • Senator Rubio joined The Benny Show to discuss the rise of extremism in the Democratic Party, the conviction of former President Trump, and more.

Rubio Bills

  • Senator Rubio was joined by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in introducing the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Reauthorization Act of 2024 to ensure continued U.S. support for Uyghurs and other ethnic minority groups in China. 
  • Senator Rubio and Representative Carlos Giménez (R-FL) led colleagues in introducing the Secure Airports From Enemies (SAFE) Act to restrict State Sponsors of Terrorism, including Cuba, from accessing TSA areas.  
  • Senator Rubio introduced the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2024 to ensure continued U.S. support for citizens facing oppression from Communist China and Hong Kong officials.
  • Senators Rubio, Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a resolution commemorating the fallen victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The resolution condemns the Chinese Communist Party’s widespread use of transnational repression against Chinese citizens and activists. 

Rubio Sends Letter Regarding MSCI Misclassification

  • Senator Rubio, along with Senator Chris Coons (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives John Moolenaar (R-MI) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), sent a letter to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MSCI, Henry Fernandez, regarding the company’s misjudgement of Volkswagen’s use of forced labor in Xinjiang.

Statement on Mexico

  • Senator Marco Rubio issued a statement following the recent presidential election in Mexico.

 

Letters

  • Senator Rubio joined Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and colleagues in sending a letter to President Joe Biden requesting an explanation for his plan to bring unvetted Palestinian refugees into the United States. 
  • Senator Rubio sent a letter to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough regarding a recent report exposing the Veterans Health Administration’s failure to identify and exclude providers that have failed to deliver safe and appropriate care.

In the News

“Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., are introducing legislation in the House and Senate, first seen by Fox News Digital, that would prohibit countries designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism from touring sensitive parts of airports.” (‘It’s absurd’: Congress takes bipartisan action after Cuban officials’ tour secure parts of major airport, Fox News, 6/5/24)

“A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers led by Sen. Marco Rubio has written to the financial index provider MSCI to question why it withdrew a “red flag” warning for Volkswagen stock over claims the automaker used forced Uyghur labor in China’s Xinjiang region. (Radio Free Asia, 6/3/24) 

“Florida Sens. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, both Republicans, wrote a letter to FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell highlighting the issue last month, where they called the potential funding shortage ‘unacceptable.” (Miami Herald, 6/4/24)

“Joe Biden was elected on the promise of making it easier to come illegally and easier to stay if you do, and the result is we’ve seen close to 10 million people now cross the border of Bay the United States illegally in just three years.” (Tampa Free Press, 6/4/24)

“Biden’s economy erodes the social fabric.” (Washington Examiner, 6/5/24)

“Even if Biden actually enforced it fully (which he won’t) it would still allow close to a million people a year to cross illegally ON TOP OF the 10 million he has already allowed in over the last 3 years.” (The Hill, 6/4/24)

“Faith, family, community—teach us who we are and what we’re here for.” (The Daily Signal, 5/29/24)

“Gone are the days of reaffirming ‘faith in fundamental human rights.’ Instead, the U.N.’s primary mission now seems to be bashing America, Israel, and any other nation that shares our values” (National Review, 6/6/24) 

“It’s the right place to be, it’s the right position to have. I think it would send a strong message.” (The Hill, 6/6/24)

“The American people deserve to know the negative effects caused by chemical abortion drugs.” (Fox News, 5/29/24) 

 

Keep up with Senator Rubio on Facebook , Twitter ,and Instagram.