Marco Rubio: Campaign Issues

Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

Where he stands

Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio

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  • Supports a flat federal tax rate
  • Opposes the capital gains tax
  • Has stated that no taxes should ever be raised during a recession
  • Believes that the age at which a person should begin collecting Social Security should be raised for people more than ten years away from retirement, due to increased life expectancy
  • Would repeal the Affordable Care Act


  • Wants to modernize immigration in order to compete for global talent
  • Believes human trafficking law and deferred action has caused border crisis
  • Would give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates
  • Believes in green cards after ten years, plus fee, minus federal benefits


  • Would partner with private companies for transportation system
  • Believes human activity is not causing climate change
  • Wants Hurricane Savings Accounts for homeowners' insurance
  • Would fix the environment with free market, not government mandates
  • Wants to utilize toll revenues to widen and improve highways
  • Voted no on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems

Foreign Policy

  • North Korea is a criminal syndicate, not a government
  • Our policy should lead to more liberty for the Cuban people
  • Cuba must improve on human rights for engagement to continue
  • Engagement with Vietnam and China has not led to freedom
  • Cuba embargo was designed to protect American companies
  • Believes the U.S. should provide more assistance to Jordan, stay involved against ISIS
  • Has said the Russian government is a government of liars

Domestic Issues

  • Opposes same-sex marriage
  • Strongly pro-life
  • Consensus that life begins at conception; so no abortion
  • Believes there is no responsible way to use marijuana recreationally
—Jennie Wood
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