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

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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 have made a mockery of our government. And you know who gets hurt the most during this trial? The American people, who are getting nothing from the federal government as long as this goes on. I knew Washington was dysfunctional, but this is a whole new level. While the Democrats continue their impeachment obsession, I remain focused on getting back to work on all the things Floridians care about, and I won’t stop fighting.”

Watch more in the video below.

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See more of what Senator Scott has been up to this week below.

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Sen. Rick Scott: Let’s Get Back To Work and Lower the Cost of Health Care for the American People

Episode 1 of Senator Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get Back to Work” video series features Floridian Bill Wheelen of Wellington, who is concerned about the skyrocketing rising cost of health care for his family. See HERE or below.

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Sen. Rick Scott: Let’s Get Back To Work and Support American Business Owners

Episode 2 of Senator Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get Back to Work” video series features Floridian, veteran and business owner Gaston Merideth of Tampa, who wants Congress to stop focusing on impeachment and start tackling real issues to help our nation’s families and businesses. See HERE or below.

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Sen. Rick Scott: Let’s Get Back To Work and Support Our American Heroes

Episode 3 of Senator Rick Scott’s “Let’s Get Back to Work” video series features Floridian Dan McCort of Pensacola, who wants Congress to focus on supporting our military, veterans and their families, and give our Armed Forces the resources they need to protect and defend our nation. See HERE or below.

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Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Urge Army Corps to Prioritize Projects That Help Protect Florida’s Environment

Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to prioritize projects that will help protect Florida’s environment. This includes projects that build on Senator Scott’s efforts to restore Florida’s Everglades, like the Central Everglades Planning Project and Everglades Agricultural Area Storage Reservoir.  Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Urges CDC to Take Swift Action to Combat Threat of the Coronavirus

Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director requesting information about the agency’s plan to combat the threat of the coronavirus and urging quick action to protect the health of American families. Considering China’s position as a global adversary and their general unwillingness to share information, Senator Scott is urging the CDC to take extra precautions against the spread of this deadly virus. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Leads Colleagues in Urging American Hospitals to Protect U.S. Research from Communist China’s Influence

Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and Tom Cotton sent a letter to American Hospital Association President Richard Pollack requesting information on the steps they have taken to safeguard U.S. research and intellectual property from the influence of foreign adversaries, including Communist China. This follows Senator Scott’s letter to Florida university presidents last month urging them to protect national security by safeguarding U.S. research from Communist China. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Senators Rick Scott, Ron Johnson and Marco Rubio Request Information on NAS Pensacola Shooter’s A-2 Visa Approval Process

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Ron Johnson and Senator Marco Rubio in a letter to Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf requesting information on the process through which the NAS Pensacola shooter received a visa to participate in military training in the United States. Read more, including the full letter, from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Applauds Trump Administration for Action to Combat Counterfeit Goods from Communist China 

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the decision by the Trump Administration to crackdown on counterfeit goods sold online. This decision comes after Senator Scott sent a letter to the President in November asking him to work to make sure that counterfeit goods from Communist China do not enter our country. Senator Scott also has a bill, the Promoting Responsibility In Markets and E-Retailers (PRIME) Act, which will require online retailers to list the country of origin for each product they sell and requires digital apps to disclose their country of origin.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I applaud the Administration for taking swift action to combat the growing threat of counterfeit goods from Communist China. We have to get serious about where our money is going, and we must remain vigilant about where our products come from. Protecting Americans from counterfeit goods is a positive step, but we must keep working. American consumers should know where the products they buy online are made, and my PRIME Act will create more transparency in the online retail space so consumers can make informed choices for themselves and their families.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: I’m Committed to Protecting Life

Senator Rick Scott released a video in recognition of the 47th annual March for Life. Watch the video HERE or below.

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Sen. Rick Scott Urges Trump Administration to Protect Americans by Declaring Coronavirus a Public Health Emergency

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement amid reports of more confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States and following a briefing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Wednesday, Senator Scott sent a letter to the CDC Director requesting information about the agency’s plan to combat the threat of the coronavirus and urging quick action to protect the health of American families.

Senator Rick Scott said, “We have to get serious about the threat of coronavirus coming from China. I don’t trust Communist China to coordinate in a transparent and efficient manner when it comes to combatting the treat of the virus, so we have to do everything we can to protect Americans. Today, I’m calling on the Administration to declare a national public health emergency to stop the coronavirus from spreading within the United States. While all of the cases are still travel-related, we must take every precaution. Just like we did in Florida to curb the spread of the Ebola and Zika viruses, we must take action to make every resource available to contain the disease and keep Americans healthy.
 
“At the same time, we must examine the ways the virus is transmitted – including outside the body. Until we have a greater understanding of how the virus is transmitted, we must increase screening and inspections on all products and produce coming into the United States from China.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to SEC: Protect American Businesses from the Growing Threat of Communist China

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman expressing concerns about how Communist China’s recently enacted cryptology laws will affect the security of American businesses and urging the SEC to require disclosures for investors, outlining the alarming reality of the risks they face by investing their hard earned dollars in companies doing business with Communist China. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

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WEAR: Florida Sen. Scott to release video series during Senate impeachment trial

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Fox Business: Impeachment trial will be fair in Senate: Sen. Rick Scott

Fox News Radio: Senator Rick Scott On Impeachment & Falling Frozen Iguanas

Washington Examiner: Republican senators demand DHS to explain why Pensacola shooter was granted a visa

Washington Times: Senate Republicans demand to know how Pensacola shooter was approved for visa

Florida Daily: Florida’s Senators, Ted Deutch Call on White House to Pressure Iran to Return Hostages

The Hill: Senators press DHS over visa approval for Pensacola naval base shooter

Florida Daily: Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Urge Hospitals to Protect U.S. Research from Communist China’s Influence

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Urges CDC to Take Swift Action to Combat Threat of the Coronavirus

WPLG: Sen. Rick Scott fears threat of deadly Wuhan coronavirus

The Floridian: Rick Scott guilts Europeans for visiting Cuba

Florida Politics: Rick Scott warns CDC not to trust China, be on high alert for coronavirus

The Floridian: Scott Invites Sec. Wilkie to address Veterans’ Issues

WPEC: Sen. Rick Scott urges Trump administration to declare Coronavirus public health emergency

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Congratulations to the Florida-based soldiers of the 2nd Battalion and 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) who were recognized with valor medals for their actions in support of Operation Resolute Support, and thank you for your service!
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