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November 24, 2020 Press Release


Washington, D.C. – Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) announced the winners of this year’s Congressional App Challenge during a virtual presentation online last night.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to extend the moratorium on offshore drilling on Florida's coast:


July 29, 2020 Video

The government should be working WITH business owners during the COVID-19 pandemic, not against them.

July 29, 2020 Video
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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.

July 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and the Florida congressional delegation in urging U.S. Air Force Assistant Secretary John Henderson to consider eight Florida locations for the future home of the United States Space Command (SPACECOM).


July 22, 2020 Press Release

TOMORROW: Congressman Matt Gaetz to Hold Virtual Discussion with State Representative Alex Andrade on Florida Response to COVID-19

Washington, D.C. – TOMORROW: On Thursday, July 23rd, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will host a live virtual conversation on Facebook with Florida State Representative Alex Andrade to discuss Florida’s response to COVID-19 and what local resources are available to Northwest Florida residents as they continue to navigate the pandemic.

July 13, 2020 Video

I am proud that President Trump has substantially increased enforcement of our laws and prosecutions of vandals who are desecrating statues and monuments. America is worth defending.