“I never met José Fernández, and yet I feel like I knew him," said Rubio of the Cuban-American pitcher.
"Donald Trump thinks that paying taxes is a fool's errand," the Democrat said.
The Senate minority leader wants aid for Flint, Mich., included in the measure.
The Senate will take a procedural vote on the continuing resolution Tuesday.
Melanie Zanona 09/26/16 08:00 PM EDT
Democrats will oppose the bill for lacking Flint aid and a Harbor Trust Fund provision.
Reid said Bill Cassidy needs to "figure out what he name of his job is."
Democrats are balking at a spending bill that doesn't include Flint water aid.
Peter Sullivan 09/26/16 03:34 PM EDT
Republicans are aiming the measure at enrollees in failed co-op health plans.
If successful, it would be first the first time a veto from President Obama is overridden.