Key issues • Florida

In one week, Marco Rubio didn’t vote for hurricane relief, asked for additional hurricane relief, and praised Biden’s hurricane relief

Sen. Marco Rubio demonstrated this week a now-familiar Republican routine around taking federal money for hurricane relief.

Hurricane Ian hit Florida as a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, leaving more than 2.5 million people without power, more than 1,100 people in need of rescue, and nearly 80 people dead, according to The New York Times.

But Florida’s senators, Rubio and Rick Scott, didn’t vote in favor of a stopgap spending bill on Thursday that included an additional $18.8 billion allocated to FEMA spending for Hurricane Ian and other natural disasters.

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