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Marco Rubio, JD Biography

US Senator (R-FL)
Con to the question "Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?"

“I want people to make a lot more than $9… Nine dollars is not enough. The problem is that you can’t do that by mandating it in the minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws have never worked in terms of helping the middle class attain more prosperity…

I don’t think a minimum wage law works.”

Rachel Maddow, “Rubio Takes a Stand Against Minimum Wage,”, Feb. 15, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United States Senator (R-FL), Jan. 3, 2011-Jan. 2017
  • 2016 presidential candidate
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • Member, US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Member, US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
  • Visiting Professor, Metropolitan Center, Florida International University, 2008-2010
  • Political Analyst, Univision, 2008
  • Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, 2007-2008
  • Member, Florida House of Representatives, 2000-2008
  • Former Florida Chairman, Grand Old Party Action Committee (GOPAC)
  • Former City Commissioner, West Miami, FL
  • Former attorney
  • JD, cum laude, University of Miami Florida, 1996
  • BS, Political Science, University of Florida, 1993
  • Twitter handle: @marcorubio
  • Was born on May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL
  • His parents, Mario and Oria Rubio, came to the United States from Cuba in 1956
  • Has four children with wife Jeanette, a former cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins football team
  • Expert, Federalist Society
  • Former Board Member, Alafit International (global literacy nonprofit)
  • Former Board Member, Latin Builders Association
  • Former Board Member, Miami Performing Arts Center
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should the Federal Minimum Wage Be Increased?