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Wednesday May 2, 2012

Rubio Watch: Only Gulf Senator that Wants All BP Money to Go to Gulf States and Not be Shared

Rubio Watch: Only Gulf Senator that Wants All BP Money to Go to Gulf States and Not be Shared

Photo: Marco Rubio in Florida Panhandle

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This week, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio will participate in a series of events in the Florida Panhandle. On Tuesday, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce hosted a constituent coffee for Rubio, where he met with business and community leaders.

There he stated his desire to see all British Petroleum spill funds going entirely to Gulf states.  There is a plan in Congress where Gulf States would get 80 percent of those funds and 20 percent would go elsewhere.

Rubio is only senator from the five Gulf state to object to splitting an estimated $20 billion in oil spill compensation monies.

Today Rubio toured both Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. At Eglin he assured his audience he would not support automatic cuts for the military. 

Rubio said to ABC 3: “We have this proposal for a dramatic reduction in defense spending on top of an already programed cut at a time when we need a stronger military, not a weaker one.”