Arlington, VA – Tonight, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) – a strong advocate for veterans – was re-elected by the people of Florida to U.S. Senate.
In early October, CVA made a six figure investment into expressly advocating on behalf of Sen. Rubio due to his strong record of support for veterans. CVA used a strategic combination of digital ads, mail pieces, phone calls and door knocking to make the argument for Sen. Rubio’s re-election. CVA’s robust presence in Florida of over 100 staff and volunteers engaged with veterans and military families all across the Sunshine State, asking them to support Sen. Rubio on Election Day.
Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) Executive Director Mark Lucas released the following statement:
“Sen. Rubio has been advocating for veterans since the day he stepped foot into office and he will continue to do so for the next six years. For many politicians, veterans’ issues are nothing more than talking points on the campaign trail, an issue left behind and forgotten after the election is over – but not for Marco Rubio. Rubio is a leader the veteran community can truly count on, and CVA looks forward to continue working with him on ways to reform the broken VA.”
Sen. Rubio was a champion for VA reform before the national VA scandal broke and became public knowledge. He spearheaded VA accountability efforts with his introduction of the VA Management Accountability Act of 2014 and the VA Accountability Act of 2015 – two Senate bills which would make it easier to fire bad VA employees and would protect whistleblowers who speak up. Earlier this year, Rubio introduced the VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act in the Senate. The legislation would make it easier to fire bad VA employees and would protect whistleblowers who speak up. It would also limit bonuses for VA officials.