On September 27th, Marco Rubio voted to put the entire U.S. economy at risk, opposing a bill to prevent a debt default that would cost nearly 6 million jobs and eliminate $15 trillion in household wealth. Rubio also voted against funding for essential government programs Floridians rely on that include hurricane relief, flood insurance, and more.
“Marco Rubio is sending a clear message to Floridians with this vote: scoring political points is more important to him than protecting their finances, jobs, and savings,” said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Marcus L. Dixon. “Rubio happily voted to grow the national debt and give away tax cuts to corporations and wealthy people that don’t need it. Now when working families across Florida need him, he is passing us the bill to pay for his self-serving political games.”
Rubio’s vote today is another shameful ploy to advance his political agenda that puts Floridians at risk. Rubio previously voted for measures that increased the national debt by trillions of dollars during the Trump administration, and is now refusing to pay the bill for hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts for the wealthy he supported in 2017.
- Over 80,000 federal workers across Florida – including TSA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees – could lose their paychecks
- The National Flood Insurance Program would lose its funding during hurricane season
- Billions of dollars in hurricane relief funds would be blocked
- National Parks and Preserves – including Everglades National Park – would furlough critical staff and possibly have to close. Businesses that rely on tourism traffic from these parks would take a significant hit.
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