Press Releases

February 25, 2021 Press Release
“In reality, this misguided legislation promotes inequality and seriously harms the very citizens my colleagues claim to protect – women. By eliminating Title IX and forcing biological women to compete against biological men in sports, this legislation would take away opportunities for women on and off the field. Though blocked by the Democrats, my amendment would have prevented this discrimination, protected women, and promoted true equality.”
February 24, 2021 Press Release
“Today, in a hearing entitled the Rise of Domestic Terrorism in America, all I heard from Democrats and their witnesses was white supremacy and far-right extremism, while completely ignoring the riots, destruction and violence of Antifa we have seen since last year. All forms of domestic terrorism are criminal, but in order to properly address the threats, we need to talk about all types of domestic terrorism, including Antifa. Instead, the Democrats have chosen to either ignore, condone or even embrace from Antifa."
February 19, 2021 Press Release
“It is our responsibility to help our farmers, ranchers and producers as they work to feed families here in Florida and across the country, especially while they struggle with the effects of COVID-19 and unfair foreign competition. These initiatives will help all of those in the agriculture industry from farm to table, including laborers, commercial growers and producers, and agriculture transportation workers.”
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.”
February 12, 2021 Press Release
“This legislation would properly thank our nation’s heroes by giving them the opportunity to travel to our nation’s capital on national honor buses and flights without the unnecessary paperwork and financial costs. The last thing veterans and their families should worry about are burdensome administrative fees when visiting memorials and monuments erected in their honor.”
February 10, 2021 Press Release
“Cleaning up this sewage spill and taking extra steps to prevent future problems is of paramount importance to our communities and environment. At all levels of government, our united goal is a reliable wastewater system to ensure these problems are not repeated in Longboat Key or elsewhere. I look forward to working with my local, state and federal colleagues to ensure that our community has the resources and federal grants necessary to prevent further extensions or delays.”
February 7, 2021 Press Release
“At the young age of 16, George put everything on the line to serve our country, assist our allies, and defeat evil. Facing enemies in dark and light, from land to sea, he carried out his critical mission to defend democracy and lead the way to Allied victory. George truly embodies the spirit of the Greatest Generation – it was an honor for our office to be a part of this ceremony to recognize his lifetime of patriotism and valor.”
February 5, 2021 Press Release
“Our nation’s heroes deserve our support, and this legislation will alleviate some of the struggles they face. Every year I have been in elected office, I have filed bills to support our Veterans and their families because they gave up our freedom to defend ours. I am thankful for the progress we made in bettering life for our veterans so far, and I look forward to continuing that progress in the 117th Congress.”
February 4, 2021 Press Release
“Yet again, Democrats are abusing the legislative process and changing the rules to implement their radical policies at the expense of the hardworking American taxpayer. This is not a reasonable budget or recovery plan – it will only lead to more economic failures, job losses, and debt for our future generations. The only real path to recovery will be through opening the economy, not forcing government dependency on the American people.”
February 1, 2021 Press Release
“Though we will never be able to fully repay our nation’s veterans, providing them with access to quality health care is a good place to start. The Veterans’ True Choice Act can deliver on this by offering new choices for our heroes to select local providers when necessary, and by preventing our veterans from being forced to travel hundreds of miles or wait for months to receive the care they deserve."