Senator Marco Rubio
Senator Marco Rubio, Chairman
Senator Marco Rubio is passionate about restoring the American Dream because he has lived it himself. The son of Cuban immigrants whose lives were changed by America, Senator Rubio was raised to believe that all things were possible in this country. Carrying this belief with him, he served his home community of West Miami as a city commissioner before becoming a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, and then Speaker in 2007.
Four years later, in a remarkable come-from-behind victory, Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate on the promise of bringing his unique and optimistic conservative ideas to Washington. He has since become a leading opponent of the Washington establishment’s big government vision for America. In the Senate, he has dedicated himself to leading a bold offensive to restore the American Dream through innovative 21st century conservative ideas. He has proposed reforms to our nation’s anti-poverty efforts, tax code, regulatory policies, higher education system, vital senior safety net programs, and foreign policy.
All of Senator Rubio’s efforts have been aimed at helping everyday Americans achieve their unique version of the American Dream. He believes with a smart limited government approach, we can revive the American Dream, bring it into reach of more people than ever before, and usher in an American Century even greater than the last.
Senator Rubio has been a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee since 2011. He has served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs. He is currently the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues.
Last updated April 2015.