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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida


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January 25, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) last night sent the following letter to Christopher Wray, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), asking for details about FBI data-retention systems and procedures. Cosigners of the letter included: Congressmen Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Raul R.

January 21, 2018 Press Release

January 22nd Open Gaetz Day has been canceled due to the government shutdown


January 20, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today released the following statement after the Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution, causing a government shutdown.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today led a group of 65 lawmakers in a letter to Chairman Devin Nunes of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urging the immediate release of the four-page FISA Memo document to the public, as well as any relevant ancillary information. In the letter, Rep.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in opposition to the continuing resolution, House Amendment to Senate Amendment to H.R. 195, that passed the House today by a vote of 230-197.

January 18, 2018 Press Release

***The itinerary for Open Gaetz Day January 22, 2018 is as follows:

9:00 – 10:00 am | Tate High School Visit | 1771 Tate Road, Cantonment, FL 32533

10:30 - 1:00 pm | Mobile Office Hours | PenAir Federal Credit Union, 5th Floor Conference Room, 1495 E. 9 Mile Road



In The News

February 10, 2017 In The News

... "In today's budget environment, it makes sense to invest wisely," Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson told members of the House Armed Services Committee. "So BRAC would help us make smart investments to prepare for the future."

At the mention of BRAC, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a member of the Armed Services Committee, immediately pricked up his ears. ...

February 10, 2017 In The News

Abolish the EPA

February 10, 2017 In The News

Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced bills to abolish the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Education.

February 8, 2017 In The News

There have been reports that the Trump administration may look to make significant cuts to the EPA’s budget and staffing.  But one Congressman is taking it a step further and wants to abolish the EPA.  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) discussed the bill he is introducing to end the EPA.

February 8, 2017 In The News

“On the same day the Senate confirmed President Trump’s secretary of Education pick by a historically narrow margin, a House Republican introduced legislation to abolish the entire department Betsy DeVos will lead.”

February 8, 2017 In The News

“I am a conservationist at heart. I think that as a conservative every once in a while you should want to conserve something."

February 8, 2017 In The News

“In the run-up to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s all-day visit to Northwest Florida on February 23, the Fort Walton Beach Republican has urged all with input to partake in the day’s organized events, even those critical of his recent performance on Capitol Hill.”

February 6, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump has big changes in store for the Environmental Protection Agency — from slashing $800 million from its funding to cutting back on regulations. But one lawmaker wants to go a step further and abolish the agency altogether.On Feb. 3, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Florida, introduced a bill in the House that would terminate the EPA by the end of 2018. 

February 3, 2017 In The News

Both GOP lawmakers see an opportunity to make progress before midterms in 2018 shake up any majorities. 

February 2, 2017 In The News

"A Northwest Florida lawmaker wants to do away with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 2018.  Congressman Matt Gaetz has his eyes set on abolishing the federal program as his first order of business in his new role..."