Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator from Florida

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator from Florida

Marco Antonio Rubio was born in May 1971 in Miami, Florida. His parents were Cubans who immigrated to the U.S. He attended Tarkio College in Missouri for a year on a football scholarship before enrolling at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. He later earned an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of Florida and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. He interned with a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Rubio was elected to a seat as a city commissioner for West Miami before becoming a member of the Florida House of Representatives, where he served eight years, two as the Speaker. He was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2011. 

Rubio is married to Jeanette Dousdebes, and they have four children. He is a Catholic and also previously attended a Southern Baptist Church in Florida. 

In the News…

Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, together with Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia,  has introduced a proposal to “help the federal government better understand the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) food procurement policies and bolster relationships between local agricultural producers and military bases.” 

Known as the Farm to Base Food Security Act, “the legislation requires the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a study detailing DOD’s current food procurement practices, as well as efforts by DOD to purchase local and regional agriculture products, and recommendations for increasing these purchases to strengthen the connection  between farmers and military bases,” Senator Rubio’s office said. 

Senator Rubio said, “I am proud to introduce bipartisan legislation that will benefit both our local farmers and our men and women in uniform. Food security is national security, and making it easier for local farmers to supply food to military bases is something that everyone in Congress should be able to get behind.” 

The bill has been sent to the Senate Armed Services Committee for its action. So far there is no companion measure in the U.S. House. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Rubio today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Marco Rubio 
Senator from Florida 
284 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20002 


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