Entries by Connie Ross

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review January 24, 2020

This week, Senator Rick Scott launched his “Let’s Get Back To Work” video series. Throughout the impeachment trial, Senator Scott will release videos of Floridians highlighting everything Congress is not getting done for the American people, like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, passing No Budget, No Pay and securing the border. Senator Rick Scott said, “The House Democrats […]

Legislative Update – January 17, 2020

Tuesday, January 14th, marked the opening day of Florida’s 2020 legislative session.  The Senate, House of Representatives, and Cabinet joined together for the State of the State address delivered by Governor Ron DeSantis, and each chamber heard opening day addresses from their presiding officer: Senate President Bill Galvano and Speaker of the House Jose Olivia. […]

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review January 17, 2020

While the House Democrats focus all their attention on trying to impeach the President, Senator Scott continues to push hard to get things done for the people of Florida. This week, the Senate passed the USMCA to support American businesses, President Trump released disaster funding for Puerto Rico at Senator Scott’s urging, and Senator Scott continued to push for answers on […]

Diaz-Balart Secures Nearly $90M for Homelessness Programs in Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) issued the following statement after Secretary Ben Carson announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support local homeless assistance programs across the nation, including nearly $90 million for Florida. “As former Chairman, and now Ranking Member, of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee, reducing, and ultimately ending homelessness in […]

Congressman Rooney Testifies on the Defending Our National Marine Sanctuaries from Damaging Chemicals Act

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Francis Rooney testified on the importance of the Defending Our National Marine Sanctuaries from Damaging Chemicals Act, H.R. 1834, before the House Natural Resources Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee. Congressman Rooney introduced H.R. 1834 last year which prohibits the use of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate near coral reefs in federally […]

Diaz-Balart: I Oppose Any Measure that Prevents the President of the United States from Taking Immediate, Necessary Action to Protect American Lives

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­–– Today, Rep. Diaz-Balart voted against H.Con.Res.83 which would impede the President’s ability to protect Americans from the grave threat posed by Iran. “I voted against the concurrent resolution on the House floor today because I oppose tying the President’s hands in making tough decisions to protect Americans from the world’s most lethal terrorists. […]

In case you missed it, Rick was just named No. 1 on the list of “Florida Politicians of the Decade” by Florida Politics!

Between the 1.7 million jobs created under his leadership, his tireless work to lower our taxes, and making college affordable for students statewide, it’s no surprise that Rick was recognized for the incredible impact he’s made on our state. From all of us at Team Scott, we want to thank you for being a vital […]

Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review December 20, 2019

This week, Senator Rick Scott joined Senators Marco Rubio, David Perdue, Johnny Isakson, Richard Shelby and Doug Jones to pass a resolution honoring the victims of the tragic shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola on December 6th, 2019. Senator Scott also honored the victims in a speech on the Senate floor. Watch Senator Scott’s speech and read […]

Diaz-Balart: This Impeachment Has No Merit

WASHINGTON, D.C. ­­––Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart released the following statement regarding the passage of H. Res. 755 – Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors. “The United States Constitution grants Congress the power to impeach a president for ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.’ Before tonight, only two presidents had been impeached by Congress; […]