WASHINGTON, D.C. – During debate on the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the Great American Outdoors Act, Senator Rick Scott will fight to include provisions to protect Florida’s coasts from offshore drilling.

Senator Rick Scott said, “As Governor of Florida, I fought for and secured a commitment from this Administration to keep oil drilling off Florida’s coasts. As U.S. Senator, I won’t stop fighting to make sure offshore drilling is off the table for Florida. I’m proposing several amendments to extend the moratorium on oil drilling off Florida’s Gulf Coast and protect our environment. This fight isn’t over, and I will keep working with Senator Rubio and the entire Florida delegation to make sure Florida’s natural resources are preserved so the state can remain a top destination for families, visitors and businesses.”