Today the White House announced new funding to invest in ports and waterways as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that Marco Rubio and every Florida Republican voted against. This funding will strengthen the country’s shipping infrastructure to help move goods to their destinations faster and makes one of the largest investments on record in restoring the Everglades and protecting Florida’s coastal waterways from the damaging effects of climate change.
“The Everglades are an essential part of South Florida’s ecosystem, providing clean drinking water for millions and protecting communities from dangerous flooding and storm surges. Yet Marco Rubio was too weak to put his own political agenda aside and vote for legislation to protect and preserve the Everglades for years to come. Floridians who depend on the Everglades can’t depend on Marco Rubio to do what’s best for them,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
Some of the most critical new projects the new funding for ports and waterways Rubio voted against include: