Parents and teachers, not bureaucrats, know what’s best for our students, and Matt successfully sponsored legislation allowing local school districts to opt out of Common Core textbook requirements.  Matt is committed to improving school safety in a bipartisan manner, because nothing should divide us when it comes to protecting our children.

More on Education

July 29, 2020 Video

Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran, and Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chambers joined on Facebook Live today to discuss how Florida schools are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis and how the upcoming school years’ operations will evolve during the pandemic.

March 21, 2020 In The News

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. March 21, 2020 – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran, Congressman Matt Gaetz, Florida Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director Danny Burgess and Florida College System Presidents applauded President Donald Trump and Congress for ensuring thousands of Florida veterans are able to utilize their GI benefits through remote or virtual instruction, after campus closures due to COVID-19.

February 28, 2020 In The News

PERDIDO KEY, Fla. -- Hub Stacey's on Perdido Key was stop number one on the first "Open Gaetz Day" of 2020.

Friday, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz made several stops in his district to interact with constituents.

"We think he's doing a great job. We watch him all the time on television. He's just broken loose in the House of Representatives and really represents us," said Jim Heinold ,who was in attendance.

Gaetz's Thursday appearance Thursday on the talk show 'The View" was the first topic he addressed.

September 17, 2019 Video

Today on #ConstitutionDay, we should reflect on the fact that this document has withstood the test of time and the proclivities of man. We are so grateful to live in the United States of America – our country is the envy of all human history.

September 25, 2017 Page

ZZZ's to A's Act (Lofgren D-CA): directs the Department of Education (ED) to conduct a study that: examines the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being, and performance; comprehensively reviews the scientific evidence relating to that relationship; compares adolescent health, well-being, and performance among local educational agencies with different school start times; and evaluates factors that contribute to, or affect, school start times.


July 11, 2017 Page

1st Session
H. RES. 307

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to protecting freedom of speech, thought, and expression at institutions of higher education.

July 11, 2017 Page

1st Session
H. R. 2515

To direct the Secretary of Labor to remove travel agencies from the partial list of establishments having no retail concept for the purposes of certain exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.

May 18, 2017
Mr. Francis Rooney of Florida introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

February 14, 2017 Page

H. R. 899 "To Terminate the Department of Education"



Introduced: February 7, 2017