Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Sen. Rick Scott to Donate Third Quarter Senate Salary to the Navy SEAL Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott announced he will donate his third quarter Senate salary to the Navy SEAL Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and its families.

Senator Rick Scott said, “As a Navy veteran myself, I know firsthand the sacrifices our men and women in uniform, and their families, make to serve our nation. Today, I’m proud to support the Navy SEAL Foundation and their...

Sen. Rick Scott: U.S. Must Stay Strong in Trade Talks with Communist China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after Communist China requested another round of trade talks with the United States.


Senator Rick Scott said, “While it’s positive the United States is working towards a deal that would require Communist China to buy more U.S. agriculture products, let’s remember – Communist China never lives up to the bargain. Communist China is stealing our technology and refuses to open their markets to foreign goods as...

Sen. Rick Scott Applauds Decision to Keep Coast Guard Contract in Florida’s Panhandle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the statement below after the announcement that the U.S. Coast Guard will grant an extension to Panama City-based Eastern Shipbuilding’s Offshore Patrol Cutter contract. Eastern Shipbuilding requested this extension following the devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael to its shipbuilding facilities and available labor last year.


Senator Rick Scott said, “Since Hurricane Michael hit last year, I’ve been fighting to make sure Florida...

Sen. Rick Scott to Governors: Lower Your State’s Debt Before It’s Too Late

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Rick Scott sent letters to the Governors of Illinois, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Delaware, Connecticut and New Jersey outlining his concerns about rising debt in their states, and the actions he took as Governor to turn around Florida’s economy. In Washington, Senator Scott is fighting at the federal level to rein in the out of control spending that is putting our country’s future at risk.

Read the letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy below or read all...

Sen. Rick Scott: U.S. Company Providing Tear Gas to Hong Kong Police Must Stop Supporting President Xi’s Human Rights Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to the President of NonLethal Technologies, Inc. requesting a meeting after learning that the company has provided the Hong Kong police with tear gas that is now being used to suppress and violate the rights of the people of Hong Kong.

Last week, Senator Scott returned from Hong Kong, where he met with pro-democracy leaders, business leaders and religious leaders – all fighting for their freedom and human dignity, and standing strong...

Sen. Rick Scott: The U.S. Stands Solidly Behind Hong Kong Protesters Seeking Freedom from Chinese Repression

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for the Miami Herald following his trip to Hong Kong last week.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “… I just returned from Hong Kong, where I met with pro-democracy, business and religious leaders who are fighting for their freedom and human dignity. They are standing strong against Beijing’s aggression.

I met with protesters — students, parents and grandparents — who are fighting to regain the freedom...

Sen. Rick Scott Statement on One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Michael

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Michael.

Senator Rick Scott said, “One year ago today, Hurricane Michael devastated Florida’s Panhandle and Tyndall Air Force Base, leaving a path of destruction our communities are still working to rebuild. I was there the day after the storm hit and for months afterwards. I saw heartbreaking destruction. But I also saw people coming together. Because that’s what we do in...

Sen. Rick Scott: Peace Corps Ignored Demands to Get Out of Communist China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after Peace Corps Director Dr. Jody Olsen refused Senator Scott’s request to terminate all Peace Corps programs in Communist China by October 1, 2019, and use those resources to help the Bahamas.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m disappointed that the Peace Corps ignored my request to get out of Communist China. President Xi is a Communist dictator and human rights violator. Communist China is supporting Maduro’s...

PHOTO RELEASE Sen. Rick Scott Meets with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

BRASILIA, Brazil – Today, Senator Rick Scott met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and leaders on ways to strengthen the economic and trade partnership between the United States and Brazil. Senator Scott also discussed how Brazil and the United States can continue working together to promote freedom throughout Latin America and end Maduro’s ruthless regime in Venezuela.