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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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January 17, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) released the following statement in response to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ major announcement today regarding medical marijuana. During the press conference this afternoon, Gov. DeSantis announced his administration’s plans to address the issue of medical marijuana in the state by first pushing the Florida legislature to pass legislation to fix the current anti-marijuana laws in place, before ultimately stepping in and dropping the state’s appeal that seeks to overturn Florida’s ban on smoking medical marijuana.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today introduced the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2019. The bipartisan legislation unlocks the potential to research the cures offered by medical cannabis, which could prove beneficial to veterans, the chronically ill, and the elderly. The legislation does not change the legal status of cannabis, and does not interfere with federal, state, or local cannabis laws.

September 6, 2017 Page

Prohibit taxpayers’ money from being spent on painful dog experiments at the V.A. PUPPERS is an acronym that stands for Preventing Unkind and Painful Procedures and Experiments on Respected Species

September 6, 2017 Page

Would authorize a five-year, $10 million pilot program to provide trained canines to veterans with PTSD

June 20, 2017 Page

115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 333

To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.

June 7, 2017 Page
115th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 333
To amend title 10, United States Code, to permit retired members of the Armed Forces who have a service-connected disability rated less than 50 percent to receive concurrent payment of both retired pay and veterans’ disability compensation, to extend eligibility for concurrent receipt to chapter 61 disability retirees with less than 20 years of service, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 5, 2017
May 25, 2017 Video

Congressman Gaetz Speaks of Sacrifice and Patriotism ahead of Memorial Day.

May 23, 2017 Page
115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1771
 
To improve the organization of the Department of Veterans Affairs, to ensure the accuracy of health care data used by the Department, and for other purposes.
 
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
March 29, 2017
May 23, 2017 Page
115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 758
 
To amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize veterans who are entitled to educational assistance under the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs to use such entitlement to participate in a career transition internship program for veterans.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 31, 2017
Mr. Schneider (for himself and Mr. Yoho) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs
March 2, 2017 Page

To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify presumptions relating to the exposure of certain veterans who served in the vicinity of the Republic of Vietnam, and for other purposes.