Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

Sen. Rick Scott: The Green New Deal is Best Example of Washington’s Waste

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released an episode of his series in partnership with the Heritage Foundation: How Washington Wastes Your Money. See previous Washington Waste Wednesday features HERE.

Today’s episode covers the Green New Deal, a socialist Democrat proposal that would cost as much as $93 trillion and destroy the nation’s economy. What socialist Democrats fail to understand is that you don’t have to choose between caring about the environment or growing the economy...

Sen. Rick Scott to Florida Universities: Protect National Security by Safeguarding U.S. Research from Communist China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Florida university presidents requesting information on the steps they have taken to safeguard technology and intellectual property from the influence of foreign adversaries, including Communist China.

Read the full letter HERE or below.

December 3, 2019

Dear University President:

            Thank you for your ongoing commitment to providing students with a world-class education. Florida continues to be a leader in...

Sen. Rick Scott: International Olympic Committee’s Cowardly Failure to Stand up for Human Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after receiving a response from the International Olympic Committee to a letter he sent in October. In the letter, Senator Scott called on the International Olympic Committee to stand for freedom and urge Communist China to stop violating human rights, or find a new home for the 2022 Olympic Games.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The response I received from the International Olympic Committee is shameful and embarrassing...

Sen. Rick Scott: UN Cooperation with Communist China is Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott made the below statement following reports that the United Nations’ standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and city and vehicle surveillance are being shaped by Chinese tech groups.

Senator Rick Scott said, “By putting Nicolas Maduro on its human rights council, the UN proved that it has no respect for human rights. Now, the UN is highlighting its complete disregard for privacy and national security by allowing Communist China to...

Sen. Rick Scott: The People of Hong Kong Will Not Be Silenced by Communist China

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott made the following statement after Communist China’s refusal to accept the landslide victory of Hong Kong pro-democracy forces.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The people of Hong Kong spoke loud and clear that they will not tolerate efforts by Communist China to take away their rights as promised to them during the handover in 1997. Hong Kong sent a powerful message to Communist China that they will not back down or be silenced. The fight for freedom and...

Sen. Rick Scott: The Venezuelan People Deserve Better

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed in Univision about his amendment to immediately grant TPS to Venezuelans and make much-needed reforms to the program.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “… El TPS es un programa temporal destinado a proteger a personas en los Estados Unidos de ser devueltos a sus países de origen si el país de origen se vuelve inseguro mientras están en los Estados Unidos.

Si bien estoy decepcionado de que el TPS para los...

The Venezuelan People Deserve Better

Op-ed: Senator Rick Scott

I am proud to represent Florida – the greatest melting pot in the world. Florida is an immigration state, with people from all over the world choosing to live out their version of the American dream.

As a U.S. Senator, I’ve made fighting for freedom in...

Los venezolanos merecen algo mejor

Op-ed: Sen. Rick Scott

November 22, 2019

Estoy orgulloso de representar a la Florida, un crisol de diversos inmigrantes de todo el mundo que eligen vivir su versión del sueño americano. Como senador federal, he hecho de la lucha por la libertad en Venezuela, y en todo el mundo, una...