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National Security

Our country is facing severe national security challenges. That’s why it’s more important than ever that our federal, state, and local governments are able to effectively and efficiently respond to threats, natural disasters, and other emergencies. As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I’m committed to ensuring we have the tools we need to secure our borders, support our first responders, prepare and respond to natural disasters, and prevent terrorist attacks here at home and abroad.

Defense and Military

I firmly believe that the top priority of the federal government is the defense of America and the American people.  That’s why I have supported the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act every year since I was sworn in as a United States senator in 2015. 

The men and women who serve in our armed forces are the finest among us. It’s only because of their continued sacrifices that we are able to enjoy America’s many freedoms. Our gratitude is only the beginning of what we owe them.
 


El senador Rick Scott a Rusia y Cuba: Salgan de Venezuela y Nicaragua ahora

WASHINGTON, D.C. – El senador Rick Scott hizo hoy la siguiente declaración en la que condenó a Rusia y a Cuba por su continuo apoyo a peligrosos dictadores en América Latina involucrados en el genocidio.

El senador Rick Scott dijo: “Rusia y Cuba son directamente responsables de ayudar a peligrosos dictadores, tales como Maduro en Venezuela y Ortega en Nicaragua. Su insistencia en apoyar el terrorismo y el genocidio en América Latina trastorna la paz y la seguridad internacional y demuestra un...

Sen. Rick Scott to Russia and Cuba: Get Out of Venezuela and Nicaragua Now

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement condemning Russia and Cuba for their continued support of dangerous dictators in Latin America who are engaged in genocide.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “Russia and Cuba are directly responsible for propping up dangerous dictators, including Maduro in Venezuela and Ortega in Nicaragua. Their insistence on supporting terrorism and genocide in Latin America disrupts international peace and security and demonstrates a...

Sen. Rick Scott on FOX News: Floridians Care About Border Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott joined Neil Cavuto on FOX News yesterday to discuss the President’s emergency declaration to secure the border and his efforts to make healthcare more affordable and accessible for Florida families, including lowering the cost of prescription drugs.

Watch the full clip below.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott Op-Ed: Secure borders or process – Democrats, Congress need to decide what really matters

Sen. Rick Scott: Secure borders or process – Democrats, Congress need to decide what really matters
FOX News
Op-Ed: Sen. Rick Scott
March 1, 2019

Excerpts below; read the full op-ed HERE.

President Trump campaigned on a promise to stop illegal immigration and secure the border. Some may not have liked his rhetoric or the way he chooses to talk about people – there were times when I certainly didn’t. But he won and now he’s keeping his promise to the American people.

Democrats, and some Repu...

Sen. Rick Scott Applauds President Trump Action to Secure Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the below statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to secure the border.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I traveled to the border last week and saw firsthand the dangers the men and women of our border patrol face every day as they work to keep Americans safe. Democrats in Congress refuse to give them the resources they need to do their job and secure our border – which puts our entire country at risk.

“I applaud the...

Sen. Rick Scott to President Trump: Do Whatever it Takes to Secure Our Border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after voting to re-open the government.

 

Senator Rick Scott said, “I supported the spending bill today because I don’t think we should ever shut down the government. But, I’ve been clear that this proposal does not do enough to secure our border.

 

The Democrats need to go visit the border and see that we need to do much more to fully secure our border and protect Americans. We have brave men and women who...

Sen. Rick Scott Visits Southern Border


LAREDO, TX – Today, Senator Rick Scott visited the United States border with Mexico, near Laredo, Texas, to get an on the ground, hands-on briefing from Customs and Border Patrol agents about the issues they face and what they need to do their job. He toured the Laredo, Texas port of entry as well as portions of the Rio Grande River within the Laredo Sector, which encompasses 116 counties and covers 101,439 square miles of southwest and northeast Texas. 

Senator Rick Scott said, “I...

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT... Sen. Rick Scott in Washington Post: Washington is worse than you’ve heard.

I’ve been a senator for three weeks. Washington is worse than you’ve heard.
The Washington Post
Op-Ed: Rick Scott
February 1, 2019

I’ve been a U.S. senator for three weeks now, and I can tell you that reports of hate and incompetence in Washington are severely understated. Things are actually much worse than they appear.

One year ago, I called on Congress to make a simple deal on immigration requiring both Republicans and Democrats to do two things — compromise and respect the wishes of the...