Marco Rubio praises President Trump’s trade, immigration win with Mexico

Politics 06/08/19, 22:44

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) praised President Trump for achieving an agreement with Mexico in the midst of pending tariff threats and projected the fight of the mainstream media ahead of Trump's political win. The Florida Republican said the President secured a foreign policy victory with recent trade talks. “By using all tools ...

US Senate panel passes bill to deal with Venezuelan crisis

Politics 05/22/19, 19:39

A U.S. Senate committee approved a bipartisan bill Wednesday that seeks to accelerate planning at international financial institutions for Venezuela's reconstruction. The measure adopt also would authorize $400 million in new humanitarian assistance and formally recognize and support efforts by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to restore democracy. The Senate Foreign Relations ...

US senator: Cyprus can build stronger relationship with US

Europe 04/16/19, 05:59

A U.S. senator says the time is right for Cyprus to strengthen its bonds with Washington in light of new natural gas discoveries in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation and its partnerships with neighboring countries to bolster regional security.Sen. Robert Menendez D-N.J. said after talks with Cyprus President ...

Trump: Making daylight saving time permanent is ‘OK with me’

Politics 03/11/19, 10:02

President Donald Trump thinks it's a good idea if daylight saving time becomes permanent. A federal law specifies that daylight time applies from 2 a.m. on the second Sunday of March until 2 a.m. on the first Sunday of November in areas that do not specifically exempt themselves. More than two ...

24 senators ask Trump to protect Venezuelans in US

Politics 03/07/19, 16:29

A group of 23 Democratic and one Republican senators asked President Donald Trump on March 7, to protect Venezuelan citizens currently in the United States from deportation, given the crisis rocking the South American country. The 24 senators, including  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), asked President Trump to designate Venezuelans ...

Rubio warns Venezuela regime in jab at critics over tweets

U.S. 02/26/19, 22:14

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, a fierce critic of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro, warned Tuesday that tyrants often believe they're invulnerable — his first, indirect reference to his own cryptic tweeted images over the weekend showing dictators during their brutal downfalls. Venezuela has strongly condemned the tweets from the Florida senator, and the country's ...

Marco Rubio warns Venezuelan soldiers to let aid enter

America 02/17/19, 15:14

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on Sunday visited a border staging point for U.S. aid to Venezuela and warned soldiers loyal to socialist President Nicolas Maduro that would commit a "crime against humanity" if they block entry of the packages that are being channeled through Maduro's rivals. An enthusiastic throng of Venezuelan ...

Venezuela crisis resonates loudly in battleground Florida

America 02/03/19, 09:46

As Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro clings to power, many of the loudest American voices urging on the Trump administration in its campaign to push Maduro out are concentrated in Florida. Florida has a large number of anti-Maduro Venezuelans and Cubans and is also likely to be a critical battleground state in ...

Update: Rubio says US to sanction Venezuela’s oil co

America 01/28/19, 15:36

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Sen. Marco Rubio says the U.S. will hit Venezuela's state-owned oil company with sanctions aimed at increasing pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down from office. The Florida Republican and two people briefed on the administration's plans say Treasury ...

Florida’s US Sen. Marco Rubio seeks pardon for Groveland 4

U.S. 12/19/18, 04:42

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on Florida officials to formally pardon four young African-American men who were wrongly accused of raping a white woman nearly 70 years ago.The Florida Republican made the request Tuesday on the floor of the Senate. The move is significant because GOP Florida Gov. Rick ...

Rubio promotes ‘dignified work,’ decries universal basic income

U.S. 11/16/18, 03:54

“America’s not an economy, it’s a nation of peoples and families and communities, and our economy works for the people, not the people for the economy,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said as keynote speaker of the Antipoverty Forum hosted by The Heritage Foundation on Thursday. The foundation’s annual forum invites policy ...

GOP senators seek pause US-Saudi nuclear technology talks

Politics 10/31/18, 12:27

A group of Republican senators urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to suspend negotiations with Saudi Arabia on a potentially lucrative atomic energy agreement following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Lawmakers led by Marco Rubio of Florida said in a letter to the president that they had reservations about the ...

Lawmakers ask FEMA for more housing for storm survivors

U.S. 10/29/18, 17:12

Two U.S. senators and three congressmen are asking federal officials to bring recreational vehicles and mobile homes to the Florida Panhandle to help residents who lost their homes to Hurricane Michael.Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson on Monday said in a letter to FEMA's director ...

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

Politics 10/14/18, 14:50

Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.As Saudi Arabia warned of possible economic retaliation of its own, Sens. Marco Rubio and ...

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