By Marco Rubio

Over the past 12 months, Republicans and Democrats have worked together to pass nearly $4 trillion in emergency coronavirus fiscal relief through five separate bills. While tens of billions of dollars remain unspent, there is broad bipartisan support for additional relief for families, small businesses, and vaccine distribution.

But rather than working with Republicans — something two-thirds of Americans say they want — Democrats are doubling down on the Obama-era mantra that “[y]ou never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” …

By Marco Rubio

The horrific nature of the communist regime in Cuba is well known. For decades it has terrorized its own people, murdered dissidents, jailed artists and activists, and fomented chaos in the Western Hemisphere by propping up authoritarian regimes as well as terrorist guerilla movements. The key question facing any U.S. administration is how to respond to such a brutal regime.

During his time in office, President Trump and his Administration pushed policies that stood with the long-suffering Cuban people by holding the Castro-Díaz-Canel regime accountable for decades of repression. …

By Marco Rubio

1. The Paycheck Protection Program delivered the largest amount of support to the U.S. economy at the time when it was most needed.

The Paycheck Protection Program injected over $525 billion into the U.S. economy in less than four months, making it the largest and most rapidly implemented fiscal policy support enacted by the CARES Act.

Figure 1. Comparison of Funds Spent by CARES Act Economic Relief Programs (billions of dollars).[1]

By Marco Rubio

Four years ago, the United States Government failed to respond forcefully to Russian attempts to sow discord in and influence our elections. The previous administration’s paralysis left Americans blindsided by Russia’s meddling.

Let’s be clear: Moscow’s overriding goal was and remains to undermine our democracy and cast doubt on the legitimacy of our elections and drive deep societal divisions in America. Unfortunately, they appear to have been successful, as far too many Americans still question the outcome of the 2016 presidential election.

As we look forward to November of this year, various adversaries are now seeking to…

By Marco Rubio

As our nation struggles with and learns more about the coronavirus pandemic, one element that is clear is that our African-American communities have been among the hardest hit. This is true in terms of illness and deaths, and it is also true in economic impact.

America cannot turn a blind eye to these facts.

Counties in our country with high proportions of African-Americans make up 22 percent of all counties but over half of coronavirus cases and nearly 60 percent of deaths. …

By Marco Rubio | National Review

America’s economy is at risk of seizing up. The reason is not trouble in the credit markets or concerns about liquidity, but rather a collapse in demand stemming from fears of the coronavirus.

Washington sees this collapse in demand and responds only with proposals to put more money in the pockets of consumers.

That may be necessary, but no amount of consumer stimulus is going to offset the rational fears that people have of gathering in crowded spaces. Nor will it offset the economic impact of canceled conferences or events. …

By Marco Rubio

Americans are right to be concerned about the coronavirus pandemic, and many of the solutions to slow its spread start with empowering individual people with the right information. However, there remain a lot of open questions about the outbreak and how to avoid it. Heeding these warnings will cause disruptions in everyday life, but they can also ensure our healthcare system does not become overwhelmed and those in need of medical care are able to get the care they need. This will save lives.

Thankfully, a medical journal, The Lancet, recently published a helpful article that provides…

Combating America’s supply chain risk and dependence on China for pharmaceuticals

Across the world, news of the coronavirus outbreak is dominating headlines, and with good reason — the pandemic’s apparently high transmissibility rates and lethal danger it poses make it an exceptionally grave threat. The fact that China, ground zero for the virus and home to an overwhelming majority of ongoing cases, refuses to be transparent with its data adds to the seriousness of the situation.

As I wrote recently in an op-ed, the Chinese Communist Party is not a responsible global power, and the party’s blatant mishandling of the…

By Marco Rubio

Voting to find the President guilty would not just be a condemnation of his action. If I vote guilty, I will be voting to remove a President from office for the first time in the 243-year history of our Republic.

When they decided to include impeachment in the Constitution, the Framers understood how disruptive and traumatic it would be. As Alexander Hamilton warned, impeachment will “agitate the passions of the whole community.”

This is why they decided to require the support of two thirds of the Senate to remove a President — we serve as a guardrail…

By Marco Rubio | December 20, 2019

Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s recent trip to Macau was ostensibly to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of its handover to Beijing. But its real purpose was to send a message to authorities in Hong Kong. By holding up Macau as an exemplary model of the “one country, two systems” arrangement, he sent a clear message that Macau is what he expects Hong Kong to become.

During his visit, Xi made clear that a formal separation of systems was no barrier to China’s power, asserting that “[t]he government and people from all walks of life…

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