Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review November 15, 2019

This week, Senator Rick Scott released an episode of his series in partnership with the Heritage Foundation: How Washington Wastes Your Money. This week’s episode covers the rising costs of healthcare – which became more expensive thanks to Obamacare. Premiums are up. Copays are up. Deductibles are WAY up. Now, the Socialist Democrats are proposing Medicare-for-All, which would ruin the Medicare system and throw 150 MILLION people off the private insurance they like. The solution to the crisis of healthcare costs is not more government participation, it’s less. That’s why Senator Scott is working on common sense solutions to provide quality healthcare at a price American families can afford. See more in the video below or HERE.

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Senator Rick Scott also cosponsored the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019 to make sure our men and women in uniform are taken care of every step of the way.

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

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Sen. Rick Scott Applauds Committee Passage of Legislation to Protect Florida’s Environment

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation advanced two of Senator Rick Scott and Marco Rubio’s bills to protect Florida’s environment. The Committee voted to pass the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act to expand research and understanding of blue-green algae and red tide, and the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act of 2019 to reauthorize and modernize the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000 to help restore and protect our nation’s coral reef ecosystems.

Senator Rick Scott said, “People from across the world come to Florida because of the state’s natural beauty. During my eight years as Governor, Florida’s annual investments to preserve the environment increased by $1 billion. I’m proud to join Senator Rubio and my colleagues on the Committee to pass the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act and the Restoring Resilient Reefs Act to build on our efforts to protect and preserve Florida’s environment for generations to come.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Statement Ahead of President Erdogan’s Visit to White House

In advance of Turkish President Erdogan’s visit to the White House, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement.

Senator Rick Scott said, “President Trump should implement aggressive sanctions against Turkey for purchasing the S-400 missile system from Russia. Existing law under CAATSA requires the President to enforce sanctions, and today I’m urging the President to do this immediately unless Erdogan changes course. If he doesn’t, Congress should consider immediate action. We should also re-evaluate Turkey’s membership in NATO, a treaty organization created to act as a bulwark against Russian aggression. If Turkey continues to cozy up to Moscow, there is no reason they should enjoy the protections of the NATO alliance. I introduced a resolution in July that lays out these goals. I urge my colleagues to join me and present a united front.”  Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Decision to Invest Retirement Savings in Communist China Threatens National Security

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) decided to shift billions of dollars from the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) retirement fund to an index fund that includes Chinese companies. Senator Scott is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan, bicameral Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act, which would prevent the FRTIB from steering federal retirement savings to Communist China.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m extremely disappointed in the FRTIB for ignoring requests from Congress to reverse this decision. Choosing to invest in Communist China threatens our national security and jeopardizes the retirement savings of hardworking Americans. There is no reason U.S. taxpayer dollars should be used to prop up companies under the control of Communist China, which continues to steal our technology, abuse human rights and build up its military to compete with us. I will continue to work to pass the Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act, to protect the American people and prevent the FRTIB from supporting Communist China.” Read more HERE.

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Tampa Bay TimesSoldiers should be able to sue military doctors for poor medical care, Rick Scott says

WFLA: Sen. Scott sides with Green Beret denied justice after 8 On Your Side investigation

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Takes Aim at Healthcare Prices

The Floridian: Rubio’s and Scott’s environment protection bills advance in the Senate

The Epoch Times: US Newspapers Publish Communist Propaganda at Expense of American Values: Sen. Scott

Wall Street Journal: Trump’s Erdogan Meeting Draws Lawmaker’s Ire

Politico: GOP senators plan to pressure Erdogan during unusual White House meeting

The Hill: Erdoğan gets earful from GOP senators at White House

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Sen. Rick Scott Joins Venezuelan Community Leaders for Rally in Support of Freedom in Venezuela

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Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and Venezuelan community leaders in Doral for a rally in support of freedom in Venezuela. Senator Scott discussed the United States’ commitment to supporting the patriots of Venezuela fighting to defend their lives, their liberty, and their sacred honor.

Congratulations to the American Legion Sauls-Bridges Post 13, which celebrated its 100th anniversary and 8th annual “Operation Thank You “ event on Veterans Day! Thank you for 100 years of supporting our nation’s heroes.

Florida’s airports are some of the best in nation, with 3 of the 20 best large U.S. airports according to the Wall Street Journal. This is great news for Florida’s economy and the millions of travelers that come through our state each year.

Come Visit Us at Mobile Office Hours!

Next week, the staff of Senator Rick Scott will be holding Mobile Office Hours to assist Floridians with federal services, including help with federal agencies and veterans’ resources. See a full list of federal services HERE. Next week’s Mobile Office Hours will be:

Monday, November 18th, 2019
11:00AM – 1:00PM 
Taylor County Administrative Complex 
201 East Green Street
Perry, FL 32347

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Friday, November 22nd, 2019
11:00AM – 1:00PM CST
Washington County Administration Building
1331 South Boulevard
Chipley, FL 32428

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WASHINGTON, D.C.
716 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5274

TALLAHASSEE
111 N. Adams Street, Suite 208
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: (850) 942-8415
Fax: (202) 228-4535

TAMPA
801 North Florida Avenue, Suite 421
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: (813) 225-7040

NAPLES
Collier County Government Center
3299 Tamiami Trail East, #106
Naples, FL 34112
Phone: (239) 231-7890

WEST PALM BEACH
415 Clematis Street, Suite 201
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 514-0189

ORLANDO
Landmark II Building
225 East Robinson Street, Suite 410
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: (407) 872-7161

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