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Marco Rubio travels to Haiti on official visit

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio traveled to Haiti Monday morning on an official visit to meet with government leaders, including Haitian President Michel Martelly.

The purpose of the trip, according to Rubio's office, is "to discuss issues of national interest with local and U.S. government officials in Haiti and to assess the state of affairs there two years after the devastating earthquake." Rubio will also meet with Haiti's prime minister, private sector leaders and non-profit organizations.

Rubio is a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the top Republican in the Western Hemisphere subcommittee.