Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioMeghan McCain calls Russian attacks against her father the 'highest compliment' to her family The Memo: Saudi storm darkens for Trump GOP leaders hesitant to challenge Trump on Saudi Arabia 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 TrumpCorker: US must determine responsibility in Saudi journalist's death Five takeaways from testy Heller-Rosen debate in Nevada Dem senator calls for US action after 'preposterous' Saudi explanation 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 NelsonElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B Florida extending early voting in counties hit by hurricane 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.