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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

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March 2, 2018 In The News

A Gulf Breeze High senior has been selected for an appointment to The United States Military Academy Westpoint.

Matthew Hawkins, 17, received a nomination from Congressman Matt Gaetz in January and made it through the final selection process to receive a coveted spot in the academy.

February 16, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress — Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, and Neal Dunn, R-Panama City, and Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla. — voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 9.

February 16, 2018 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz is working on a bill to loosen federal restrictions on medical marijuana research and end the Department of Veterans Affairs' long-standing "gag rule" on alerting veterans about medical marijuana research trials near them.
February 16, 2018 In The News
During a heated debate in the House Judiciary Committee last October, Chairman Bob Goodlatte agreed to work with Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., to make medical marijuana research easier. Four months later, it seems like the chairman has delivered.
February 9, 2018 In The News

The new information revealed by the Senate Homeland Security Committee about the FBI's alleged mishandling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail case -- including the FBI text "POTUS wants to know everything we're doing" -- raises "alarming questions about the extent of President Obama's involvement with FBI investigations," said House Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in a Feb. 7 statement. 

February 9, 2018 In The News

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) argued Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, should step aside from his committee’s investigation of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

February 9, 2018 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said that President Trump calls him on the phone periodically, and that he believes it's because he often comes to the president's defense on television.

"He cracks me up when he calls," Gaetz told BuzzFeed News.

"I think it’s because I defend him on television," the Florida Republican said, explaining why Trump calls him. 

February 9, 2018 In The News
Matt Gaetz was relatively anonymous for the first 10 months of 2017, a first-year Republican newly arrived in Washington to represent the Florida panhandle.
February 9, 2018 In The News
When Matt Gaetz came to Washington last year, he could easily have been mistaken for the typical freshman member of Congress. The Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call ran a short profile of him under the headline “The Least Interesting (Fresh) Man in the House.”
But the Florida Republican proved to be anything but that.
February 2, 2018 In The News
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump should not just release the "memo," but do so in dramatic fashion tonight at the State of the Union, says Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.