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June 16, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard just announced that it will relocate two 210-foot medium endurance cutters to Pensacola, Fla., as their new homeport.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

“Last evening at 10 p.m. Congressman Scalise and I were working to finalize details on extending the Federal red snapper season. I was shocked and saddened to learn he and members of staff and security detail were victims of a shooting. I am grateful for the heroic service of the Capitol Police and Alexandria Police Department.

May 19, 2017 Press Release


Congressman Gaetz Proposes the
“Reef Assassin Act” Targeting Lionfish


WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz is taking aim at lionfish invading the waters along the Gulf and Atlantic coasts by introducing the Reef Assassin Act.

May 8, 2017 Press Release

Admiral John M. Richardson, USN
Chief of Naval Operations

Dear Admiral Richardson:

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Today, I voted in favor of The American Health Care Act — a bill that will make health insurance more accessible and more affordable for people across America.

April 13, 2017 Press Release


Today, President Donald Trump ordered a bomb to be dropped on a dangerous ISIS tunnels and cave network in the Nangarhar province of northeastern Afghanistan. This location has been an ongoing source of terrorist activity, and is where Staff Sergeant Mark De Alencar was killed by ISIS fighters on Saturday, April 8th.

April 6, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON – Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Democratic Congressman Darren Soto have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.

April 5, 2017 Press Release


WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, March 31, 2017, military training flights at Naval Air Station Pensacola were canceled due to pilots’ concerns about equipment malfunctions. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL-01) issued the following statement in response:


In The News

June 16, 2020 In The News

The U.S. is better off without a national soccer team than with one whose players won’t stand for the national anthem, U.S. Rep.

June 16, 2020 In The News

Republican Florida Representative Matt Gaetz slammed some of his congressional colleagues during a hearing on police reform Wednesday, for helping raise money for a group that supports the abolishment of police and called officers “rebel scum,” he said.

June 16, 2020 In The News

As protests continue across the nation, a House Judiciary Committee meeting was held on Capitol Hill to address policing practices Wednesday.

There George Floyd’s brother made a heart-wrenching plea for justice, one day after Floyd was laid to rest.


June 16, 2020 In The News

Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz filed a complaint Friday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against social media giant Twitter.

May 27, 2020 In The News

Several members of Congress have launched podcasts that flopped, but Matt Gaetz is doing something different with his new show.



January 29, 2021 Video

Kevin McCarthy needs to hold a vote on Liz Cheney, and if he doesn't, the Republican conference is a total joke. (Fox News, Tucker Carlson Tonight, 1/28/2021)

January 29, 2021 Video

The current leadership of the Republican Party is not worth the people of the Republican Party who've done so much to make America great, and while I may be lonely frequently in Washington DC, I sure wasn't lonely today in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The people of America understand that the policies of President Trump made their lives better. (FOX Business/Lou Dobbs Tonight/1.28.21)

January 28, 2021 Video

Join me as I announce the 2021 Service Academy Nominations for Florida's First Congressional District!