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Sen. Marco Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio

Republican, Florida
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Office Phone: 202-225-2201
Foreign Relations
Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Among children in this district:
20.3% of children are in poverty
21.5% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.0% of children are in extreme poverty
13.9% are food insecure
7.3% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Rubio on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • Rubio on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • voted for H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • co-sponsored S.106, the ObamaCare Repeal Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act.

  • co-sponsored S.428, the ACE Kids Act, which would authorize states to provide coordinated care to children with complex medical conditions through enhanced pediatric health homes.

  • co-sponsored S.2021, the Health Care Choice Act, which would repeal title I of the Affordable Care Act and modify laws concerning state-level health insurance markets.

  • Rubio on Child Welfare

  • co-sponsored S.811, the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act, which would protect child welfare service providers that decline to provide services that conflict with sincerely held religious beliefs or moral convictions.

  • Rubio on Youth Justice

  • voted for the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General,, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, which CDF opposed due to Jeff Sessions’ poor record on civil rights and criminal justice.

  • co-sponsored S.860, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act, which would reauthorize the JJDPA and provide for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs.

  • Rubio on Gun Violence Prevention

  • co-sponsored S.2492, the NICS Denial Notification Act, which would increase criminal enforcement of attempted gun purchases by prohibited individuals.

  • Rubio on Housing

  • co-sponsored S.73, the Housing Accountability Act, which would provide standards for the physical condition and management of housing receiving federal subsidies under Section 8 of the United States Housing Act of 1937.

  • co-sponsored S.2945, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • co-sponsored S.3231, the Task Force on the Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act, which would establish a task force to study the impact that a lack of affordable housing has on life and life outcomes for people in the United States.

  • Rubio on Nutrition

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    Rubio on Early Childhood Development

    Rubio on Education

  • voted for the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education,, the confirmation of Betsy Devos as Secretary of Education, which CDF opposed due to concerns about Devos’s experience and her demonstrated opposition to robust enforcement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored S.221, the A PLUS Act, which would effectively block grants federal education funds.

  • co-sponsored S.2495, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

  • co-sponsored S.2513, the School Safety and Mental Health Services Improvement Act, which would provide for grants to schools for improved security measures, improved mental health training for school employees, and technical assistance for programs designed to improve mental health care for children.

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