Rubio’s vote would cut off paychecks to over 80,000 Florida workers z
Today Marco Rubio once again failed to muster the courage to do what was right for Floridians, and instead voted in favor of a government shutdown that would have denied millions of Floridians access to programs they rely on. z
“After voting against a bill earlier this week that would keep the economy on the road to recovery and ensure America can pay its bills, Marco Rubio today voted for a disastrous government shutdown,” said Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Marcus L. Dixon. “A shutdown would be a catastrophe for our state, especially during a deadly pandemic. But all Marco Rubio cares about is pushing a self-serving political agenda while hardworking Floridians pay the price for his cowardice.”
If Rubio had his way, a government shutdown would be devastating for Florida:
- 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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