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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:
20.30% of children are in poverty
21.50% of children under 6 are in poverty
8.00% of children are in extreme poverty
13.90% are food insecure
7.30% 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  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.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.

  • Rubio on Child Welfare

    We couldn’t find any action this member has taken on Child Welfare. To learn more visit or call this member’s office at 202-225-2201.

    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.

  • voted for H.R.6964, the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, which reauthorized the JJDPA and provided for incentive grants for local delinquency prevention programs. This bill passed unanimously through Congress.

  • Rubio on Gun Violence Prevention

    Rubio on Housing

    Rubio on Nutrition

  • voted against H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.

  • 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.

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