Yesterday, Marco Rubio voted against bipartisan legislation to provide aid to struggling restaurants and small businesses, particularly those that never received help from COVID relief programs. Rubio’s vote against the funding for these small businesses could put over 150,000 restaurants across the country at risk of closing.
“Marco Rubio will go out of his way to help the big corporations and special interests that fund his campaigns but won’t stand up for the small businesses and restaurants that communities across Florida rely on. Instead of helping save jobs and livelihoods, he’s focused on scoring political points and staying in line with his party bosses,” said Florida Democratic Party spokesperson Grant Fox.
This isn’t the first time Rubio has put his political agenda ahead of helping small businesses and restaurants. Last year, he voted against legislation that extended PPP funds for businesses and created a new aid program to save restaurants. Rubio also refused to show up to every hearing of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship last year.