Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Sen. Rick Scott to Donate Second Quarter Senate Salary to Literacy Council Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott announced he will donate his second quarter Senate salary to the Literacy Council Gulf Coast, an organization committed to helping children and adults improve language and literacy skills throughout the Southwest Florida community.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “Growing up, my mom taught me that a good education was the foundation for success, and she was right – it’s what gave my wife, Ann, and I a shot at the American dream. We want everyone to have...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... CNBC: GOP Sen. Rick Scott: Americans Should Get Tax Cuts in Return for Tariffs Paid on Chinese Goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, last week Senator Rick Scott appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss how the United States should return any money collected from tariffs on Chinese goods back to Americans through tax cuts. Senator Scott’s proposal was highlighted by White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, in an interview on Fox News Sunday.

Read more in the CNBC article, GOP Sen. Rick Scott: Americans Should Get Tax Cuts in Return for Tariffs Paid on Chinese Goods:

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PHOTO RELEASE: Sen. Rick Scott Meets with Students and Education Leaders in Naples on Higher Education Affordability

NAPLES, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott held a roundtable discussion with students and education leaders at the Florida Southwestern State College’s Collier Campus on ways to make higher education more affordable and accessible. Senator Scott is committed to making sure every student has access to a great, affordable education so they have every opportunity to live the American dream.

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PHOTO RELEASE: Sen. Rick Scott Meets with Students and Education Leaders in Tampa and Orlando on Higher Education Affordability

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TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott held roundtable discussions with students and education leaders at the University of South Florida in Tampa and Seminole State College’s Heathrow Campus on ways to make higher education more affordable and accessible. Senator Scott is committed to making sure every student has access to a great, affordable education so they have every opportunity to live the American dream.

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AARP Endorses Plan by Senators Rick Scott and Chris Van Hollen to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senators Rick Scott and Chris Van Hollen applauded AARP’s endorsement of their We Protect American Investment in Drugs (PAID) Act of 2019 to address the soaring cost of prescription drug prices. The We PAID Act prohibits pharmaceutical companies from charging American consumers unreasonable prices for life-saving drugs when the companies develop prescription drugs using federally-funded research, like NIH or CDC grants.

Read AARP’s endorsement letter HERE.

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Sen. Rick Scott to President Trump: Stay Strong and Keep Pressure on China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement urging President Trump to keep up the economic pressure on China.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I applaud President Trump for taking strong action to hold China accountable. China has shown it can’t be trusted. Right now, they are violating human rights and breaking their agreement to give Hong Kong autonomy and freedom. Now more than ever, the President must be aggressive and stay strong against China. We have to...

Sen. Rick Scott: U.S. Must Stand Ready to Defend Hong Kong’s Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement on China’s response to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Senator Rick Scott said, “China is not our friend – that much is clear. They do not support freedom or the rights of individuals. Right now, China is attempting to put an end to the prosperity and remaining political freedom of Hong Kong. But China’s efforts to silence opposition and dissent won’t be tolerated. American taxpayers cannot continue to support...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... Sen. Rick Scott: DC Could Learn a Lesson from Florida’s Response to Tragedy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott published an op-ed in The Washington Post on his support of “red flag” laws to help prevent mass shootings and keep our communities safe.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Since the evil killing sprees in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend, I’ve tried to spend more time listening and thinking than talking. The pontificating and the politicking of elected officials do nothing to help grieving families or reassure...