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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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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