COVID-19

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented and unique challenges for all Floridians. Our team is committed to supporting legislation that helps Florida business owners, employees, farmers, veterans, and families rebound economically.

More on COVID-19

May 4, 2021 Press Release
“Despite being able to legally open, restaurants and businesses are closing down and limiting hours – and local economies are suffering due to a continuing staffing crisis. There are good jobs available but employees are not yet coming back and, in their words, it is because they are making more money staying at home not working on unemployment than they would make working.”
April 16, 2021 Press Release
“Florida’s economy is recovering in many aspects, but if we do not work together with our local partners to solve this staffing shortage, our reopening process will slip backwards and some of our shuttered neighborhood businesses may never reopens. If any policies are incentivizing people to stay home instead of coming back to work, we must take a second look at our funding formulas and eligibility criteria for these extended unemployment benefits. The future of our state economy depends on it.”
April 13, 2021 Press Release
“American taxpayer dollars should not go towards vaccine passports that violate our privacy, force us to disclose medical information, and unfairly regulate where we go and what we do. The rest of the country should follow Florida’s lead in outlawing this egregious violation of our liberty and allow citizens to make the decisions best suited for themselves and their families.”
April 13, 2021 In The News

Republican Montana Rep. Matt Rosendale will introduce legislation Tuesday which would block jurisdictions from trying to implement a system that requires vaccine passports.

April 7, 2021 Press Release
"Communities like Englewood have experienced an unprecedented economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. I was honored to join their chamber of commerce today to share resources for small businesses and update them on my efforts to support our district's recovery at the federal level."
March 15, 2021 Press Release
“Highlands County has experienced unique economic challenges due to COVID-19 and our team has been working at the federal, state and local levels to ensure that they have the assistance they need for a full recovery. As we continue our efforts to reopen the economy, support our farmers, and vaccinate vulnerable populations, we are here to help navigate the Paycheck Protection Program and USDA initiatives, while also fighting for more resources and adequate vaccine doses.”
February 17, 2021 Press Release
“Thankfully, a lot of the COVID-19 relief infrastructure was put into place before the Biden Administration took over with Operation Warp Speed going in full force. We will continue to work alongside our federal, state, and local partners to ensure that the Sunshine State has all necessary resources for a full-fledged recovery.”
January 19, 2021 In The News

Last week, members of the Florida congressional delegation sent a letter to Operation Warp Speed (OWS) officials requesting it increase Florida’s vaccine allotment to account for seasonal residents, which would improve access for Floridians.

December 28, 2020 Press Release
“We understand the economic hardship inflicted by COVID-19, but Americans don’t need inadequate stimulus checks and forced government dependency to get them back on their feet. Rather than prolonging economic suffering with failing, irresponsible legislation, our country needs to follow the lead of states like Florida and give Americans incentives and the opportunity to return to their jobs and normal lives.”
December 21, 2020 Press Release
"This so-called relief bill fails to target the needs of citizens in our District and fails to bring much-needed relief to our fellow countrymen. Instead of addressing the economic suffering of Americans, Democrats have run the clock down so debate and meaningful compromise is impossible. Their solution is to manipulate this process to include their radical agenda of defunding ICE, elements of the Green New Deal and to skyrocket unnecessary federal spending. We are left with a choice - give in again or reject this misguided legislation as a signal that we demand targeted aid for our citizens."