Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioThe Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election US intelligence says Russia seeking to 'denigrate' Biden From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters MORE (R-Fla.) says lawmakers need to do more to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria, with nearly a third of the island's people still lacking power and other resources.

"We need to pass a disaster relief package," Rubio told "CBS This Morning" co-host John Dickerson on Wednesday. "What the House passed was not enough. We have to do more; we're working on doing more." 

Rubio's comments came the morning after President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE's first State of the Union address where he mentioned Americans still recovering from a devastating series of hurricanes last year.

Rubio said he is working with fellow Florida Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William Nelson Trump, facing trouble in Florida, goes all in NASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson NASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon MORE (D) on new legislation to bring more aid to Puerto Rico.

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"My biggest concern is that we didn't do enough early in the process at the federal level, because we tried to treat it like a conventional storm and it was not," he added. 

Rubio said he also disagreed with the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to end its free supplies of food and water for Puerto Rico this week.

The Trump administration drew criticism for its response to the massive hurricane last fall. Some said the administration was too slow to provide federal assistance.

The president also publicly feuded with the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, when she criticized his response.

The House passed $15.3 billion in short-term relief in September, followed by a $36.5 billion aid package for both hurricane and wildfire relief in October.