Senator Marco Rubio April 12, 2024

April 8-12, 2024


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Rubio on Air

  • Senator Rubio joined The Faulkner Focus to discuss how rising costs are hurting Americans. 
  • Senator Rubio joined The Ingraham Angle to discuss the dangers of a Chinese company owning TikTok. 

Foreign Relations Subcommittee Hearing

  • Ranking Member Rubio delivered opening remarks during a Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights and Global Women’s Issues hearing addressing transnational criminal networks as well as rising crime and corruption in our hemisphere. 
  • Senator Rubio questioned Biden Administration officials on the threat of Venezuelan gang Tren de Aragua and the importance of designating this group as a Transnational Criminal Organization.
  • Senator Rubio questioned State Department officials on the partnership with Mexico to stop the trafficking of drugs across the U.S. southern border. 


  • Senator Rubio and colleagues issued a bipartisan statement regarding the Venezuelan  narco-regime’s repression of María Corina Machado’s presidential campaign. 
  • Senator Rubio released a statement welcoming Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during his first official visit to the United States.

Agudath Israel of America

  • Senator Rubio delivered remarks to members of Agudath Israel of America on the importance of family and community, the challenge of rising antisemitism, and the state of the Israel-Hamas war. 


  • Senator Rubio and Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ) sent a letter to U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns regarding a social media post that praised the Chinese Communist Party’s state-run religious service in Beijing. 
  • Senator Rubio and Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) sent a letter to United States Army for Civil Works (USACE) Assistant Secretary Michael Connor regarding funding for water infrastructure projects in Florida.


  • Senator Rubio and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced a resolution to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to supporting Taiwan’s democracy, and to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act.


In the News

“Rubio Warns Situation In Middle East Could Soon Be ‘The Most Dangerous’ Since Yom Kippur War” (Daily Wire, 4/11/2024) 

“After Congress returned from its spring break this week, Rubio and Smith penned a letter to Burns expressing their concern over his Easter post on X and urging him to issue a public statement condemning the CCP’s persecution of religious people trying to practice their faith. They suggested that the timing this week of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting and prayer, would provide a perfect opportunity to raise objections to the CCP’s persecution of Muslims.” (U.S. Official’s Easter-in-China Post Stirs Ire at Home, RealClear Politics, 4/11/2024)

“Marco Rubio argues attack on masculinity contributes to Trump’s growing support” (Washington Examiner, 4/10/2024)

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) wrote on social media Wednesday that Israel was ‘facing the threat of imminent attack’ from Iran and its proxies. ‘Biden must stop the harsh criticism of the only pro-American democracy in the region,’ Rubio insisted.” (The Memo: Democratic dissent over Israel grows, deepening Biden’s dilemma, The Hill, 4/11/2024)

“Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana cited “serious concerns” about the integrity of the process leading up to the presidential election scheduled for July.” (Senators Urge US to Reimpose Sanctions on Venezuela’s Maduro, Bloomberg, 4/8/2024)

“Florida Sens. Marco Rubio and Rick Scott continue to urge the Biden administration to formally designate the Tren de Aragua gang a transnational criminal organization.” (Venezuelan gang members arrested after entering US illegally, NewsNation, 4/8/2024)

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), and Gonzales led seven senators and 16 House lawmakers who sent the White House a letter that demanded the Biden administration immediately declare the South American gang a transnational criminal organization, or TCO.” (Wray: FBI tracking Venezuelan migrant gang following Laken Riley murder, Washington Examiner, 4/11/2024)

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