Senate Unanimously Passes Sens. Rick Scott & Marco Rubio’s Resolution Honoring the Victims of the Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

February 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor to introduce and request passage of a resolution honoring the memory of the victims of the senseless attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on February 14, 2018. This resolution was passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.


Watch Senator Rick Scott’s speech HERE or below. Read Senator Scott’s remarks as prepared for delivery below.

“Mr. President, it’s hard to believe that it’s been 5 years since February 14, 2018 – the tragic day that the world witnessed a senseless attack and the loss of 17 innocent lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.


“Today, I again come before the Senate to introduce this resolution to honor the 17 beautiful lives that were stolen from us that day. I think of them often. I talk to their families.


“They were sons, daughters, parents and partners. Some were educators, athletes, musicians - many of them just kids, with a life full of promise ahead of them.


“My heart breaks knowing they never got the chance to pursue their dreams, and that their families will forever have a piece of their heart missing.


“While we can’t bring back the lives lost on that tragic day five years ago, I will always work to honor them, and do everything in my power to protect our students and educators, and ensure they have a safe environment to learn and succeed.”