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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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September 20, 2017 In The News

Pensacola, Fla. (WEAR) - People across the country including those in Northwest Florida followed President Trump's United Nations speech closely.

Florida's 1st Congressional District Representative Matt Gaetz was very impressed by the speech.

September 20, 2017 In The News

Despite pressure from the right wing for Paul Ryan’s ouster, Congressman Matt Gaetz told Inweekly that he supports the Speaker of the House.

“Paul Ryan might be the smartest member of Congress. He’s a very detailed guy. He’s a very policy oriented guy and for all of the criticism of Paul Ryan, much of it is quite unfair,” said Gaetz.

September 18, 2017 In The News

JAY — Chumuckla Elementary School hosted a Constitution Day event where guests spoke to students about the importance of the United States Constitution.

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September 18, 2017 In The News

Congressman Matt Gaetz was in Northwest Florida speaking at Chumuckla Elementary School for Constitution Day.

Afterwards, he weighed in on the fine money from the BP oil spill.

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September 18, 2017 In The News

Congressman Matt Gaetz is standing by his decision to not fund a bill that would give money to hurricane relief.

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida, he voted against a $15 billion package.

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July 27, 2017 In The News

BONIFAY – A tentative agreement between the county and five municipalities concerning funds from the Local Option Gas Tax (LOGT) has been reached, pending the approval of the Holmes County Board of Commissioners, which is expected to be given when the board meets August 6.

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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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