Jobs & The Economy
Congress could learn a thing or two from Florida’s economic recovery, where Matt has voted to repeal over 4,000 burdensome regulations and cut taxes over 50 times, totaling over $1 billion in savings for Floridians. That commitment has made Florida a leader in job growth, with unemployment at its lowest rate in 8 years. In Congress, Matt supports our President Trump’s “America First” policy to bring jobs and revenue back from overseas.
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Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) announced The Office of Gulf Coast Restoration in the U.S. Department of the Treasury plans to award a $1,233,566.00 Direct Component grant to Okaloosa County, Florida, for the Snorkel and Dive Reef construction project. The grant is funded under the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act).
American tax dollars should not go to bail out China.
The coronavirus bill does not need any poison pills. We want solutions that are medical infrastructure-focused and testing-focused but that don't re-write entitlements while we're dealing with the coronavirus.
Pensacola, FL — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today participated in a press conference with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis at the Escambia County COVID-19 test site, where he provided updates to Northwest Floridians on the federal and state efforts to combat COVID-19 and detailed how the Trump and DeSantis administrations’ priorities have aligned to meet the needs of Floridians.
Video of Congressman Gaetz’s remarks at the press conference along with a rough transcript may be found below.
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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to his appointment by President Trump to the Opening Up America Again Congressional Group:
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) introduced legislation today to prevent any funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress, including coronavirus relief funds, from being distributed to businesses owned by the Chinese government. The “No CHINA (Chinese Handouts In National Assistance) Act” would ensure that American taxpayer dollars used in any COVID-19 funding package do not support the communist regime in China, or businesses owned by the Chinese government.
Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to the US House of Representatives' passage of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):
Common sense should be common, but it’s damned elusive in Washington.
But sometimes — and only rarely — Capitol Hill has an opportunity to get something right, solve a major problem, and enhance liberty and justice for all.