Press Releases

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Today, U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) announced The Office of Gulf Coast Restoration in the U.S. Department of the Treasury plans to award a $1,233,566.00 Direct Component grant to Okaloosa County, Florida, for the Snorkel and Dive Reef construction project.

June 10, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing on policing practices, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) denounced the left’s dangerous and deadly campaign to “defund the police,” displaying inflammatory tweets by activists promoting radical agendas that were retweeted and supported by progressive Democrat Members of Congress.


June 1, 2020 Press Release
Gabriella Lanza of South Walton High School took first place this year with her submission, “Ocean Layer”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition during a virtual presentation online. Students from across the First Congressional District of Florida submitted artwork for the competition pertaining to the theme “Scenes of Northwest Florida.”


June 1, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, June 1st, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) will host the annual Congressional Art Competition online on his official Congressional Facebook and YouTube pages. The theme for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition is “Scenes of Northwest Florida.”


May 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today filed a complaint against the social network company Twitter, accusing the tech giant of interference in federal elections “by affixing a dubious “fact-check” link to certain statements of President Donald J. Trump,” and thus “making an in-kind contribution to his political opponents.”


May 22, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) penned a letter this week in support of the Navy’s Tactical Combat Training System II to Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition, James Geurts.

May 18, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, US Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the NAS Pensacola shooter was linked to al Qaeda:

May 5, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) yesterday called on Attorney General William Barr to ground all DJI drones owned and operated by U.S. government entities, local law enforcement, and state law enforcement, over national cybersecurity concerns that the drones may be providing data to the Chinese government.