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November 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today issued the following statement regarding allegations of election fraud in Florida’s key races, Ron DeSantis for Governor and Rick Scott for Senate. 

October 31, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) applauded the Columbia University and Columbia Care LLC for receiving a grant, through the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to study medical cannabis, chronic pain, and opioid abuse. In response to the announcement of the grant, Rep. Gaetz issued the following statement:

September 13, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, September 13, 2018, the House Judiciary Committee reported the Medical Cannabis Research Act favorably, sending it to the House floor for a vote.

September 4, 2018 Press Release


PENSACOLA, FL – Congressman Matt Gaetz is excited to announce that he will be hosting the 2018 Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a competition for students in middle and high school. The CAC encourages students to learn to code, through an annual district-wide competition.

August 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement that he will reimpose the sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA):

July 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today issued the following statement applauding the House of Representatives for passing the FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report. During the development of this legislation in the House, Rep.

July 19, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) asked questions of tech company executives during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing “Facebook, Google and Twitter: Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants” earlier today. During the hearing, Rep.

July 12, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) attended the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s (OGR) Joint Hearing on “Oversight of FBI and DOJ Actions Surrounding the 2016 Election: Testimony by FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok.”


In The News

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.
February 2, 2018 In The News

Monday saw a victory for the Donald Trump administration and its Congressional defenders when FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe stepped down.

As CNN pithily described it, “McCabe had become a central target of President Donald Trump’s ire toward the FBI over its involvement in the investigation into potential collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.”

February 2, 2018 In The News

If there’s one member of Congress who embodies the Trump era — a combative cable-news fixture who seems to thrive in controversy and has been an unflinching critic of the FBI  — you’d be hard pressed to find a more perfect character than first-term Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.).

December 22, 2017 In The News

FORT WALTON BEACH — Congressman Matt Gaetz is set to be honored by a group that describes itself as a coalition to end taxpayer spending on “wasteful experiments on dogs, cats, monkeys and other animals that are irrelevant, slow, expensive and hinder life-saving medical advancements.”

December 22, 2017 In The News

Northwest Florida congressman Matt Gaetz on Wednesday cast the lone vote in the U.S. House of Representatives against a bill aimed at combating human trafficking.

December 21, 2017 In The News

( -- Representative Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee -- which has oversight of the Justice Department and the FBI -- sent a letter this week to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein demanding that he provide answers that he promised to

December 21, 2017 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation is "riddled with bias," and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should bring the probe to a close.

"It's time for Bob Mueller to put up or shut up," Gaetz said on "Happening Now." "If there's evidence of collusion, let's see it. If there's not, let's move on as a country."


Photo Galleries

September 15, 2017 Photo Gallery

Chumuckla Elementary hosted a Constitution Day program and Congressman Matt Gaetz, along with his Deputy Director of Military Affairs, Retired U.S. Airforce Captain, Nathan Nelson spoke to the student body, teachers, parents and staff.

August 31, 2017 Photo Gallery

August 30, 2017

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Hosted by Congressman Matt Gaetz
Special Guest Speakers: Congressman Neal Dunn, State Representative Loranne Ausley, Dean Cheng of The Heritage Foundation, Dean Minardi of Bing Energy, Derek Scissors of American Enterprise Institute.

August 29, 2017 Photo Gallery

Pea Ridge Elementary

August 29, 2017