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 governmentís 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 Womenís
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.
governmentís 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.