Republican
2
of 18
2016 Declared Issue Positions

Background

Experience

Senator U.S. Senate 2011-present, Speaker Florida State House of Representatives 2006-2008, Majority Leader Florida State House of Representatives 2003-2006, Representative Florida State House of Representatives 2000-2008, Attorney

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
JD, University of Miami, FL.
BS, University of Flordia, FL.
Home Address
Marco Rubio for President
PO Box 558701
Miami, FL 33255

POSITION ON ISSUES

The LFDA Survey is the primary source for issue positions on this website. Each election season the Live Free or Die Alliance sends a survey on NH issues to every candidate for state office. We make every effort to reach each candidate by snail-mail, e-mail, and phone. If an issue position is still not answered through our survey, we utilize other resources including voting records, candidate websites, campaign fliers, Project Vote Smart surveys, and more. Any questions or suggestions on issue positions? Contact us.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the NSA continue its bulk data collection programs for U.S. citizens?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
How should the U.S. approach Iran?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
How should the U.S. combat the Islamic State?
Should NH keep the death penalty?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government institute a flat income tax for all income brackets while eliminating many deductions?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Should the federal government increase support for scientific research and development?
Should the government compel corporations to pay more in federal taxes, for example by closing “loopholes?”
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government increase spending on defense?
State role in economic growth
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should the federal government lower the corporate tax rate?
Should the U.S. Constitution have a Balanced Budget Amendment?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government repeal the Dodd-Frank financial regulations?
Should the U.S. join the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Education

Should NH continue to base statewide assessments on Common Core standards?
Should NH continue the business tax credit for scholarships to private, parochial, and home schools?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Should the government do more to combat climate change, for example by restricting emissions, taxing carbon, or providing incentives to develop clean energy?
Should the government pursue more opportunities to produce fossil fuels?

Health Care

Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should the federal government provide health care and/or insurance to every citizen?
Should the federal government repeal the Affordable Care Act/”Obamacare” entirely and start again?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

Politics and Political Process

Should voters be required to present ID at the polls?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should businesses that provide insurance be required to cover contraception?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the government enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized marijuana?
Should NH continue to allow medicinal marijuana?
Should NH repeal same-sex marriage?
Generally speaking, should the federal government give states more control over welfare/entitlement spending through block grants?
Should NH limit access to abortion?
Should there be a path to citizenship for some illegal/undocumented immigrants?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should NH increase funding for heroin treatment programs?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

Campaign Finances

 

Individual Contributions: 100% ($40,527,119)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($4,431)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($182,254)

Campaign Finances

Candidate Raised: $40,713,804    

 

Individual Contributions: 100% ($40,527,119)
PAC Contributions: 0% ($4,431)
Candidate self-financing: 0% ($0)
Other: 0% ($182,254)

Candidate Spent: $46,059,680    
     
Outside Spent FOR: $39,669,342    
Outside Spent AGAINST: $7,954,614    

COMMENTS

Denny Diehl
- Rialto

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 7:39am

Are you aware of the Howard Stern show where Trump speaks about banging Mariah Carey "without hesitation"? The guy is a scum bag.

Robin Olsson
- Pensacola

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:11am

Dear Congressman Rubio,

I learned today that approximately 42% of the nations bee population has been wiped out. And what is happening to bees is happening to butterflies as well - the number 2 pollinator. This has been due largely to pesticides and GMO's that farmers have been using to spray their crops.

Is anything being done to protect and restore the bee population? Without pollinators like bees and butterflies, our nations food source is at risk as well.

Would you please look into this and see what you can do to protect these insects for complete devastation? Please let me know.

 

- Thanks!

Stephen Baker
- Hull

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:12am

Our founding fathers were environmentalists! They knew the importance of stewardship, just as hunters realize the importance of conservation. DO SOMETHING!!

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