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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.
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to the Air Force’s announcement that a servicemember from the 24th Special Operations Wing out of Hurlburt Field, Florida, had passed away during a training exercise in Panama City:
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.
"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
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.
Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement on coronavirus prevention efforts in Northwest Florida:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Additional personnel and aircraft could be coming to Duke Field and Hurlburt Field as the result of two basing decisions signed recently by Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett.
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.