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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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May 19, 2017 Press Release

 

Congressman Gaetz Propose the
“Reef Assassin Act” Targeting Lionfish

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking aim at lionfish invading the waters along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by introducing the Reef Assassin Act.

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May 8, 2017 Press Release

Admiral John M. Richardson, USN
Chief of Naval Operations

Dear Admiral Richardson:

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Today, I voted in favor of The American Health Care Act — a bill that will make health insurance more accessible and more affordable for people across America.

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April 13, 2017 Press Release

 

Today, President Donald Trump ordered a bomb to be dropped on a dangerous ISIS tunnels and cave network in the Nangarhar province of northeastern Afghanistan. This location has been an ongoing source of terrorist activity, and is where Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar was killed by ISIS fighters on Saturday, April 8th.

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April 6, 2017 Press Release

 


WASHINGTON – Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Democratic Congressman Darren Soto have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.

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April 5, 2017 Press Release

 


WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, March 31, 2017, military training flights at Naval Air Station Pensacola were canceled due to pilots’ concerns about equipment malfunctions. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01) issued the following statement in response:

April 5, 2017 Press Release

 

PENSACOLA, FL – Congressman Matt Gaetz will be hosting a full day of events in the Pensacola Beach and Pensacola area on April 20, 2017 for “Open Gaetz Day Pensacola”.

March 31, 2017 Press Release

 

Congressman Matt Gaetz invites the community to join him for the annual Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show.

March 31, 2017 Press Release

OPEN GAETZ DAY, April 12, 2017
Westville & Ponce de Leon

PONCE DE LEON, FL -- Throughout the year, Congressman Matt Gaetz will be visiting areas around the District for Open Gaetz Days (#OpenGaetz Days). 

March 24, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Gaetz Statement on AHCA

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In The News

May 18, 2017 In The News

Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican from Florida, has put forward a resolution in the House of Represenatives calling for an end to Japan's annual whale hunt, which he describes as a "slaughter on the seas".

Japan's whaling fleet returned in March from a hunt in the Southern Ocean with a catch of 333 minke whales on board.

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May 18, 2017 In The News

The White House is dealing with another bombshell allegation. Sources say former FBI Director James Comey wrote a memo stating President Donald Trump asked him to drop the Russia investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

May 15, 2017 In The News

PENSACOLA — The county commissions from each of the five counties in Florida’s First Congressional District — Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Holmes — have signed resolutions in support of U.S. Rep.

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May 15, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Matt Gaetz hadn’t even been sworn in to Congress on Jan. 3 and the Fort Walton Beach Republican was already rattling cages on Capitol Hill.

May 10, 2017 In The News

A new documentary set to debut in Pensacola later this month looks at the growing threat invasive lionfish pose to Florida's recreational fishing and seafood industries.

"Reef Assassin" explains how the colorful and venomous fish with lion-like manes of feathery fins have thrived in the waters off Florida since they were first dumped by aquarium collectors in the mid-1980s.

May 10, 2017 In The News

The House Armed Services Committee wants more information from the Navy as part of its ongoing investigation into problems with T-45 Goshawk training aircraft used by Pensacola Naval Air Station and Navy bases in Mississippi and Texas.

May 5, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago.

May 5, 2017 In The News

The American Health Care Act — the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Obama’s signature healthcare law — is one step closer to becoming law after approval by a sharply divided House of Representatives Thursday.

May 4, 2017 In The News

The Navy stopped training on T-45 jets Wednesday.

The planes were grounded for a few days in April while they investigated problems with the pilot's oxygen system.

May 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz says moderate Republicans seeking more money for their districts are holding the vote on the latest health care bill from the White House.

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Photo Galleries

May 1, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Matt Gaetz visits Crestview High School on April 18, 2017.

May 1, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Matt Gaetz visits Pine Forest High School on April 17, 2017.  During his visit, he made strawberry crepes with a culinary class, visited a technology class, and held an education roundtable. 

May 1, 2017 Photo Gallery

Open Gaetz Day in Santa Rosa County took place throughout the communities of Milton and Pace on February 23, 2017.

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Videos

May 25, 2017 Video

Congressman Gaetz shares his comments on President Trump's budget proposal during a budget committee hearing.

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