Monday, February 8, 2016

Rubio Missed Spending Bill Vote

(The Hill) – Sen. Marco Rubio missed  Senate vote approving a massive $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package — a day after he suggested that he could try to slow the legislation down.
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The Florida Republican, who is running for president, was the only 2016 contender to miss the vote, which is the Senate’s final vote of the year.
Rubio defended his absence in an interview, telling CBS News that “in essence, not voting for it, is a vote against it.”
Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), three other presidential candidates, all voted against the legislation. More

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