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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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April 21, 2017 In The News

Freshman U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made a whirlwind tour of Pensacola on Thursday — doing everything from reading to kindergartners to answering questions from dozens of protesters opposed to his plan to eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to throwing out the first pitch at a Blue Wahoos baseball game.

April 13, 2017 In The News

Just before leaving Washington D.C. for a the congressional recess, freshman lawmaker Rep. Matt Gaetz, (R-Fla.), introduced a proposal to reschedule marijuana, effectively loosening the laws surrounding the substance. A few days later, sitting in his Pensacola district office, the congressman sat down for a discussion about the move.

April 13, 2017 In The News

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. - Representative Matt Gaetz made a trip to the far east side of his district Wednesday and hosted an "Open Gaetz Day" in Holmes County.

He started bright and early with a first responder meet and greet and city council meeting, but spent most of the day with young people at a 4H field trip then at Ponce de Leon High School and Elementary School.

April 13, 2017 In The News

PONCE DE LEON, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Congressman Matt Gaetz held a town hall in Ponce de Leon as a part of his “Open Gaetz” day in his district.

April 13, 2017 In The News

FORT WALTON BEACH — After years in the making, the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center expects to receive soon the final designation needed to become a Level II trauma center.

April 11, 2017 In The News

Two congressional freshmen from the Sunshine State teamed up last week to change how marijuana is classified at the federal level. 

April 11, 2017 In The News

A local lawmaker said that he is very concerned about a military aircraft that flies over of the backyards of northwest Floridians.

April 11, 2017 In The News

Congressman Matt Gaetz spent the afternoon touring NAS Pensacola.  He spoke with pilots and navy officials about problems with the oxygen systems on the T-45 training jets.  The congressmen then held a news conference about what should happen next and why some pilots are refusing to fly.

April 11, 2017 In The News

Spending cuts have so damaged naval aviation that many planes are not safe to fly, said U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday after meeting with Pensacola Naval Air Station pilots about problems with the oxygen system in the T-45C Goshawk training jet.

Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, said investigations are also underway into problems with the F/A-18 Hornet fighter jet.

April 10, 2017 In The News

Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz has introduced legislation on the House floor that would remove marijuana from the list of Schedule I controlled substances.

Gaetz joined Democratic Congressman Darren Soto on the bipartisan bill, which hd said would make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.