Sen. Rick Scott on Vote to Prevent Government Shutdown: Putting Floridians First

September 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, following the House and Senate passing a Continuing Resolution to avert a government shutdown, which includes the $16 billion in disaster relief that Senator Rick Scott fought for, the senator released the following statement.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Today, Americans won and the Washington Establishment lost because for the first time in many years, Republicans in Washington are actually starting to act like Republicans. Today’s vote was a major win for Florida and America because we kept government funded while securing the $16 billion in disaster aid that I have been demanding since Hurricane Idalia hit Florida. When President Biden came to Florida to visit the destruction the storm caused, I pressed him for this funding. And, despite some Washington politicians’ best efforts, we stopped their attempts to hold disaster victims hostage in exchange for funding for Ukraine.   


“Now that we have taken this critical step to put Americans first over foreign wars, we must actually start considering our budget and pass it in a manner that doesn’t include massive omnibus bills. In normal Washington fashion, we know that the Establishment will want to jam through a massive end-of-year omnibus spending bill right before the holidays that is loaded with earmarks and special projects for politicians – but that will only worsen the pain caused by Joe Biden’s inflation induced policies. I am going to continue fighting alongside other conservatives in Congress to make sure that doesn’t happen – because there is no way we can continue down this path we are on that has led every American to see higher gas costs, excessive medical bills and unaffordable prices at the grocery store.”