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Two Amazing Guests:
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Kimberley Strassel, Wall Street Journal Editorial Board
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio was first elected to the United States Senate in 2010, and set one objective for himself while in office: to help bring the American Dream back into reach of those who feel it is slipping away. That’s the goal line Senator Rubio strives toward with his every effort, and it’s the measure he uses to keep score.
Senator Rubio is passionate about the American Dream because he’s lived it himself. His parents came to America from Cuba in 1956 and earned their way to the middle class by working humble jobs. Through their loving and powerful example, he learned the importance of work and family, and developed the belief that all things are possible in America. Now more than two years into his second term, he continues that important work to make the American Dream achievable for all.
Senator Rubio is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, where he has advocated for modernizing and reforming the federal government’s programs that help small businesses grow and succeed in the 21st century economy.
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issue, Senator Rubio continues to fight for human rights and to uphold democracy around the globe.
Senator Rubio is also Acting Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which provides oversight over the U.S. government’s intelligence community and national security apparatus.
Additionally, Senator Rubio is a member of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for allocating funding for the federal government.
Senator Rubio has spent most of his life in West Miami, and lives there today with his wife Jeanette and their four children. Prior to being sworn into the Senate in 2010, Senator Rubio served as a City Commissioner for West Miami before serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.
Kimberley Strassel is a member of the editorial board for The Wall Street Journal. She writes editorials, as well as the weekly Potomac Watch political column, from her base in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Strassel joined Dow Jones & Co. in 1994, working in the news department of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels, and then in London. She moved to New York in 1999 and soon thereafter joined the Journal's editorial page, working as a features editor, and then as an editorial writer. She assumed her current position in 2005.
Ms. Strassel, a 2014 Bradley Prize recipient, is a regular contributor to Sunday political shows, including CBS's "Face the Nation," Fox News Sunday, and NBC's "Meet the Press." Ms. Strassel is the author of "Resistance (At All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America" which makes the case that it is Trump's critics, in their zeal to oppose the president, who are undermining our foundations.
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