PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Today, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after meeting with military leaders at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City.
Senator Rick Scott said, “Our Panhandle communities have come a long way since the devastation of Hurricane Michael – but there is still a lot to do, especially when it comes to rebuilding Tyndall Air Force Base. As the Democrats in Congress continue to stall the passage of critical disaster relief funding, all construction to rebuild the base will have to stop on May 1st according to Air Force leadership. I don’t accept that. Instead of holding up disaster relief in Congress, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi should come down to the Panhandle and see the devastation first-hand.
It’s time Democrats realize that military families – and our entire North Florida community – need this funding NOW so they can start rebuilding their lives. Our men and women in uniform deserve better, and I will never stop fighting for Tyndall.”