Marco Rubio, a Republican U.S. Senator from Florida, will speak later today at the University of Louisville.
His free, public talk on 'Creating Middle Class Opportunity in the 21st Century' is hosted through the McConnell Center. The talk will begin at 4 p.m. (live stream)
Rubio, a Miami native, gave the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Feb. 12, marking the first time the response was delivered in English and Spanish.
Elected to the Senate in 2010, Rubio serves on four Senate committees: Commerce, Science and Transportation; Foreign Relations; Intelligence; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
From 2000 to 2008, he represented the 111th District in the Florida House of Representatives, becoming the state’s first Cuban-American house speaker.
Rubio has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law.
His autobiography, “An American Son: A Memoir,” was published in June.