U.S. Senator Marco Rubio used his week away from Washington to meet with constituents. Marco participated in a series of events in the Panhandle, including a constituent coffee and visiting military installations in the region. On Tuesday, Marco marked the first anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death by continuing to speak out against cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. This Sunday, tune in to catch Marco on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. Check your local listings for more information.
Rubio Visits Florida Panhandle
This week, Marco met with business and community leaders at a constituent coffee hosted by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce. Marco also toured Tyndall Air Force Base, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field.
The Past & the Future of America’s National Defense
Marco took a moment on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death to reflect on the future of our national security. He also called for passage of The Down Payment to Protect National Security Act, a bill he cosponsored, which stops the automatic, across-the-board cuts to our nation’s defense capabilities. Read more here .
Rubio: “Unfortunately, the world remains a dangerous place and requires American leadership to address the numerous security challenges we face at home and abroad. Bin Laden is gone, but there are many more dangerous terrorists around the world who seek our destruction, as well as rogue regimes like Iran and North Korea that pose significant nuclear threats. Having a 21st century military to meet these and other challenges is of critical importance.”
This week, Marco’s staff was able to successfully resolve a case for Marvin, a Gulf Coast resident whose IRS tax refund had been intercepted and fraudulently cashed. His tax refund included a first-time homebuyer’s credit and was for over $8,000. Marco’s staff contacted the U.S. Department of the Treasury and their fraud group determined that the check was cashed by someone else. His new refund check has been approved and reissued.
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Mobile Office Hours
Marco’s staff will be hosting “ Mobile Office Hours” to meet with constituents and assist them with federal issues in their own communities. For constituents who can’t visit the regional offices, these “Mobile Office Hours” offer a more convenient way to seek federal casework assistance. All times listed below are local:
Thursday – May 10, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Broward County Government Center
115 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301