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May 14, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement in response to the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem: 

May 10, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) today applauded the U.S. House Armed Services Committee for completing the mark-up of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) early Thursday morning. During the mark-up, Rep.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to Acting Administrator for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Robert Patterson’s response during Tuesday’s House Judiciary Committee’s Hearing on “Challenges and Solutions in the Opioid Abuse Crisis.” During the hearing, Rep.

May 9, 2018 Press Release

Alexandria, VA – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released its 

May 8, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to President Trump’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

May 7, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) issued the following statement today in response to Vice President Mike Pence’s announcement that the Trump administration will be imposing new sanctions on Venezuela in an effort to increase pressure on Venezuela’s socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

May 2, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) joined Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06), along with sixteen of his fellow House members, in issuing a letter today to the Nobel Prize Committee formally nominating President Donald Trump for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

April 26, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) unveiled the Medical Cannabis Research Act of 2018 during a press conference held at noon on Capitol Hill. The legislation, which was introduced with widespread bipartisan support, finally allows researchers to study the potential cures medical cannabis may unlock.

April 26, 2018 Press Release

 

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May 15, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Matt Gaetz hadn’t even been sworn in to Congress on Jan. 3 and the Fort Walton Beach Republican was already rattling cages on Capitol Hill.

May 10, 2017 In The News

A new documentary set to debut in Pensacola later this month looks at the growing threat invasive lionfish pose to Florida's recreational fishing and seafood industries.

"Reef Assassin" explains how the colorful and venomous fish with lion-like manes of feathery fins have thrived in the waters off Florida since they were first dumped by aquarium collectors in the mid-1980s.

May 10, 2017 In The News

The House Armed Services Committee wants more information from the Navy as part of its ongoing investigation into problems with T-45 Goshawk training aircraft used by Pensacola Naval Air Station and Navy bases in Mississippi and Texas.

May 5, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) - Relieved Republicans muscled their health care bill through the House Thursday, taking their biggest step toward dismantling the Obama health care overhaul since Donald Trump took office. They won passage only after overcoming their own divisions that nearly sank the measure six weeks ago.

May 5, 2017 In The News

The American Health Care Act — the Republican effort to repeal and replace much of former President Obama’s signature healthcare law — is one step closer to becoming law after approval by a sharply divided House of Representatives Thursday.

May 4, 2017 In The News

The Navy stopped training on T-45 jets Wednesday.

The planes were grounded for a few days in April while they investigated problems with the pilot's oxygen system.

May 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Matt Gaetz says moderate Republicans seeking more money for their districts are holding the vote on the latest health care bill from the White House.

May 2, 2017 In The News

The Pentagon says maintaining the current moratorium on oil and gas activities in the Gulf of Mexico beyond 2022 is “essential for developing and sustaining our nation's future combat capabilities," according to a letter sent to U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach.

 

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May 1, 2017 In The News

“Where I am very concerned, is in the military testing and military readiness that goes on in northwest Florida,” said Congressman Matt Gaetz – whose First District includes Naval Air Stations Pensacola and Whiting Field and Eglin Air Force Base.

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April 21, 2017 In The News

Freshman U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz made a whirlwind tour of Pensacola on Thursday — doing everything from reading to kindergartners to answering questions from dozens of protesters opposed to his plan to eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to throwing out the first pitch at a Blue Wahoos baseball game.

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May 1, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Matt Gaetz visits Pine Forest High School on April 17, 2017.  During his visit, he made strawberry crepes with a culinary class, visited a technology class, and held an education roundtable. 

May 1, 2017 Photo Gallery

Open Gaetz Day in Santa Rosa County took place throughout the communities of Milton and Pace on February 23, 2017.

April 27, 2017 Photo Gallery

Congressman Matt Gaetz visits Ponce de Leon and Westville in Holmes County Florida on April 12, 2017.

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