Foreign Affairs

America must lead on the world stage, or someone else will. It is imperative that we lead through diplomacy and strong defense policies.

In 2018, Matt secured a $41.9 million authorization to fund military test ranges, including our local Gulf Test Range. This allocation will not only ensure that the U.S. has the greatest fighting force the world has ever seen, but also keeps great paying jobs in our community. Keeping the American people safe at home and abroad is the Federal government’s most important duty. Matt knows that a well-trained and fully-funded military is critical in ensuring our national security and fighting terrorism. We must project global strength and send our enemies a clear message that we will not tolerate any acts that threaten our safety and security.

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December 13, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week. Congressman Gaetz secured numerous provisions for Florida’s First Congressional district in the NDAA, including $124 million in military construction and also an amendment posthumously promoting Lt. Colonel Dick Cole of the Doolittle Raiders to Colonel.


December 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, in a House Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) questioned Secretary of Defense Mark Esper about the current status of the flight program training Saudi Arabian students in the United States and what steps the Department of Defense is taking to address Saudi Arabian students currently at NAS Pensacola.


November 5, 2019 Video

Our policies are actually more supportive of the Ukraine and tougher on Russia under President Trump, than they ever were under President Obama.

November 4, 2019 Video

The precedent that was applied to President Clinton and President Nixon would necessitate some articulation of the rules so that we have an understanding of what the due process requirements will be. We see Democrats now, sacrificing due process on the altar of their hatred for Donald Trump.

(MSNBC, Hallie Jackson, 10/24/19)

November 4, 2019 Video

Why are Republicans or any Americans frankly so surprised when Donald Trump does exactly what he said he was going to do he said in the campaign? It is a bad thing for Republicans to look like we are more in love with the war lobby and the military industrial complex than the policies pursued by this President.

(FOX Business, Lou Dobbs 10/17/19)

March 26, 2019 Video

Congressman Gaetz joins Trish Regan to discuss the ongoing crisis in Venezuela.

March 26, 2019 Video

Congressman Gaetz sits down with Lou Dobbs to discuss the national sceurity risk that is posed by China.

October 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-1) yesterday introduced a resolution, H.Res.570, reaffirming the deep historical connection between the Jewish people and the city of Jerusalem.

October 12, 2017 Video


October 12, 2017 Video

“I rise today to support our friend and ally Israel and to stand for the obvious proposition that Israel, the Jewish people, have an ancient connection to the city of Jerusalem.  This connection has been forged through millennia shared faith and shared history yet the U.N. is actually trying to rewrite history and condemn Jerusalem and call it an occupying power in Jerusalem and prevent scientists from excavating even though past findings have been significant.  They have been silent when Israel's culture has been attacked including the desecration and burning of holy sites.