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March 24, 2020 Press Release

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.


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.

March 19, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) led a bipartisan coalition of Florida lawmakers today in a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, urging him to fulfill requests made by the Florida Division of Emergency Management for crucial medical resources and personnel to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


March 19, 2020 Page

"We have tools that we can use to beat this virus and we're going to beat this virus. We have nothing but praise for President Trump...let's work together on behalf of the American people."

-Congressman Matt Gaetz


Governor Ron DeSantis Has Issued a Stay-At-Home Order for the State of Florida


March 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement after testing negative for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus:

"I've just been informed that my COVID-19 lab result was negative. In an abundance of caution, I will remain under self-quarantine at the advice of medical professionals through Thursday at 2pm. I continue to feel fine and show no symptoms. We appreciate the great folks working in the United States and around the world to combat this virus," Congressman Gaetz said.

March 9, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, the office of US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement after being informed that he came in contact with an infected attendee who tested positive for COVID-19 at CPAC 2020:

Congressman Gaetz was informed today that he came into contact with a CPAC attendee 11 days ago who tested positive for COVID-19. Congressman Gaetz had expected COVID-19 to impact Congress, given the elevated frequency of travel and human contact, and demonstrated his concern last week on the House Floor.

March 7, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement on the first coronavirus-related fatality in Northwest Florida: 

"I'm extremely saddened to learn of the first fatality in our district from coronavirus, a Northwest Floridian residing in Santa Rosa County. Our prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

March 2, 2020 Video

President Trump has built teams to solve problems his entire life. Now, with the establishment of the best scientists in the world to analyze our way to blunt the virus, I think America will be in a better position.

February 6, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today introduced legislation to allow centenarian military veterans to qualify for full pension benefits from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs regardless of their net worth. The “Joseph Ainsworth Act” would change the Net Worth Limitation in Section 1522 of Title 38 by creating an age exemption for veterans older than 99 years old.