PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Visits Pensacola on ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour’ to Highlight His Actions to Protect Florida’s Families

August 15, 2023

PENSACOLA, Fla.—Today, Senator Rick Scott visited Pensacola for a roundtable as part of his ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour’ to highlight his legislative priorities and actions to protect Florida kids and families. Throughout this week and last, Senator Scott has visited cities across Florida to hear from families and local leaders about making Washington work to keep families safe and ensure Florida is the best state to work, go to school, visit and raise a family. See more from his Keeping Our Kids Safe Tour stops in Ft. Myers, Ruskin, Fleming Island, DeLand, West Palm Beach, and North Miami Beach HERE.


Senator Rick Scott said, “It was wonderful to visit Naval Air Station Pensacola today and hear from parents, law enforcement and the military leaders about their work to keep families safe. Whether it’s fighting the fentanyl crisis, or reopening the NAS Pensacola Aviation Museum so our kids and families have safe, educational places to spend time, my work in Washington is focused squarely on keeping our kids and families safe. Families in the Panhandle know well that national security directly impacts our state, and that is what we talked about in Pensacola. It’s not just threats from Communist China and our adversaries that we need to worry about, the raging fentanyl crisis, AI creeping into our kids’ lives, and a wide-open border are all threats to the security of our country and communities that have to be fixed. That is why I have introduced extensive legislation such as my CHECKPOINT Act and Caribbean Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act to combat the fentanyl crisis, my ASK Act to give parents control over how their kids interact with AI on social media, and my School Guardian Act to bolster school safety measures at every school in the country. As a father, grandfather and U.S. Senator, I am fighting every day to build a world that kids are safe to grow up and go to school in. We can all agree we must do everything we can to keep our kids safe at school, home and online. We’ve made progress, but I won’t stop fighting until we get this all done.”


Read more about Senator Scott’s proposals HERE.