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February 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – FRIDAY: February 21st, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will hold his first Open Gaetz Day for the year 2020. During the day, Rep. Gaetz will be making three stops in three cities, including Perdido Key, Destin, and Laurel Hill. 

 

February 18, 2020 Page

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February 13, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today applauded Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett for signing two basing decisions directly impacting military installations in the First Congressional District of Florida, acknowledging that they are best equipped to accommodate a rapidly-developing military mission.

 

February 10, 2020 In The News

More pension benefits might become available for veterans over the age of 99.

New legislation was introduced by Congressman Matt Gaetz this week.

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.

 

February 3, 2020 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., whose Northwest Florida district includes Eglin Air Force Base and a number of other military installations, addressed the Defense Leadership Forum’s 2020 Air Force Contracting Summit on Friday.

February 3, 2020 Page

The Veterans History Project was created by the United States Congress to preserve veterans’ first-hand accounts of their time in military service. The project was initiated in an effort to preserve veterans’ unique experiences and document their stories for future generations.

 

January 31, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) announced his 2020 service academy nominations for Florida’s First Congressional District in two separate events at Niceville High School and Pace High School earlier today. During the events, Rep. Gaetz nominated the following students to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.

 

January 16, 2020 In The News

A dozen Saudi military personnel training at Naval Air Station Pensacola were sent home after a federal investigation found they were in possession of "derogatory" material.