Sens. Rick Scott, Rubio and Rep. Waltz Urge Congressional Leadership to Protect Florida’s Waters & Gulf Test Range

October 17, 2022

Today, Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Mike Waltz, along with other members of the Florida Congressional Delegation, to urge Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to prohibit energy exploration and development east of the Military Mission Line in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Florida’s Gulf Test Range, located in the Gulf of Mexico, is one of the United States military’s most important testing and training areas, and has been protected by various policies and regulations since 1983. Although Congress codified protections in 2006, Democrats are hoping to change this with a provision to strip previous protections and open the door to the construction of offshore wind turbines in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.


Read the full letter HERE and more from Senator Marco Rubio’s office HERE.