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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

In The News

July 17, 2017 In The News

(CNSNews.com) -- When asked if Congress had enough votes to pass a repeal of Obamacare, Rep. Matthew Gaetz (R-Fla.) said we should “call the bluffs” of Republicans who passed a repeal of Obamacare in 2016, but today say “now that we could actually get it done, I find myself wringing my hands, wetting the bed, and hiding under a table somewhere.”

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July 13, 2017 In The News

Arc of the Emerald Coast hosted its eighth annual Blueberry Bash June 24 and enjoyed a wonderfully successful day, with local entertainment, opportunities to take enjoy on site or take home tasty treats and fun with vendors, community leaders, games and races.

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July 13, 2017 In The News

“The moratorium is essential for developing and sustaining the Air Force’s future combat capabilities.”

As the debate gets underway on whether to expand offshore drilling along the outer continental shelf (OCS), the Air Force Chief of Staff and Under Secretary of Defense have weighed in to oppose oil and gas exploration in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

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July 13, 2017 In The News

BRAC-Proofing NWFL With the military being more than half of his district’s economy, Congressman Matt Gaetz worked with the Department of Defense to shave off nearly $2 million of the cost of the land transfer involving OLF-8 in the Beulah. In June, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners voted to proceed with the swap.

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June 29, 2017 In The News

A bill to allow private land ownership on Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach has the approval of a U.S. House committee. 

The legislation by U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, was endorsed by the House Committee on Natural Resources earlier this month. 

June 20, 2017 In The News

With his wife and young children by his side, a Whiting Field military police officer received a congressional commendation Monday for providing life-saving CPR to a toddler.

Petty Officer First Class Joseph Pellicano of Pace passed a serious car wreck on his way into work in January and stopped to help. 

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.

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