Florida Senator Marco Rubio delivered the Reagan Forum on August 23, 2011.
Highly regarded for his principled, energetic and idea-driven leadership, Marco Rubio was elected to the United States Senate in 2010 to represent the State of Florida. Early in his term, he has focused on addressing America’s national debt, economic growth and foreign policy. Senator Rubio currently serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
From 2000-2008, Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives, including the final two years as Speaker. During his tenure, Rubio promoted public policies designed to develop a world-class public school curriculum, increase performance-based accountability, enhance school choice and target the socio-economic factors affecting chronic academic underperformance. He also promoted efforts to crack down on gangs and sexual predators, promote energy efficient buildings, appliances and vehicles, and help small businesses obtain affordable health coverage.