After spending days engaged in a series of procedural stunts designed to obstruct desperately needed pandemic relief, vulnerable Senator Marco Rubio voted against the urgently needed American Rescue Plan. Rubio voted against delivering long-overdue relief that has “broad, bipartisan support” at a time when more than 31,000 Floridians have died from COVID-19, nearly 2 million have been infected, and thousands more have lost their jobs, seen their small businesses close, or had their lives upended during this crisis.
“When given the opportunity to help Florida families struggling to survive this public health and economic crisis, Marco Rubio instead played political games, fell in line with Mitch McConnell and voted against urgently needed relief that has bipartisan support in his state,” said DSCC Executive Director Christie Roberts. “This vote against the American Rescue Plan is more of the same from a self-serving politician who was happy to hand out tax breaks for his wealthy donors but is too weak to stand up to his party leaders to pass critical relief for Floridians during a pandemic. Voters won’t forget how Marco Rubio turned his back on his constituents and voted to keep this vital assistance from reaching Floridians.”
Senator Rubio voted today against a relief package that will:
While Senator Rubio voted no, the American people support this plan:
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