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The rising cost of prescription drugs is a crisis that is personal to Senator Rick Scott. He grew up in a family without health care and his mom struggled to find care for his brother who had a serious disease. Now, Senator Scott is fighting to make sure American families have quality health care at a price they can afford. This week, Senator Scott announced the Transparent Drug Pricing Act, which promotes transparency in drug pricing and reduces the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers. 

I urge every Senator to put themselves in the shoes of a family or a senior living on a fixed income who’s seen their drug costs triple in just a few years. This is about the lives of real people that hang in the balance. Every American should know exactly what their prescriptions cost and it’s unfair that consumers in other countries get a better deal than patients in America. That must change. There is no justification for waiting, we need to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs right now. Drug prices are a serious problem – a problem Washington should have addressed long ago.
Senator Rick Scott

See more of what Senator Scott has been up to this week below.

Sen. Rick Scott to Democrats: Put Politics Aside and Pass $13.6 Billion Disaster Relief Package

Ahead of the vote to support the major disaster relief package, Senator Rick Scott released the following statement urging Democrat Senators to put politics aside and join him to provide funding for the Florida Panhandle following the devastation from Hurricane Michael, and $600 million in relief funding for Puerto Rico.

Senator Rick Scott said, “In my short time in Congress, it’s clear that even the most important pieces of legislation get caught up in partisan fights. Now, we are seeing that happen with critical disaster relief funding. I won’t accept this. We are so close to securing funding to help Florida rebuild after the devastation of Hurricane Michael. And back in January, I introduced an amendment to ensure Puerto Rico has the resources they need to recover following Hurricane Maria, and I’m glad this funding is included. It’s time for Democrats to put the needs of American families above politics, and I’m urging every Senator to support this today.” Read more HERE.

El senador Rick Scott a los demócratas: dejen a un lado la política y aprueben el paquete de ayuda para desastres de $13.6 mil millones

Antes de la votación el lunes para apoyar el paquete principal de ayuda en casos de desastre, el senador Rick Scott hizo la siguiente declaración instando a los senadores demócratas a dejar al lado la política y unirse a él para proporcionar fondos para el Panhandle de la Florida luego de la devastación provocada por el huracán Michael y $600 millones en fondos de ayuda para Puerto Rico.

El senador Rick Scott dijo: “En mi corto tiempo en el Congreso, está claro que incluso las leyes más importantes quedan secuestradas en peleas partidistas. Ahora vemos que eso está sucediendo con fondos de ayuda para desastres. No aceptaré esto. Estamos muy cerca de obtener fondos para ayudar en la reconstrucción de la Florida luego de la devastación del huracán Michael. En enero, también presenté una enmienda para garantizar que Puerto Rico tenga los recursos que necesitan para recuperarse luego del huracán María, y me complace que esta enmienda se incluya en el proyecto. Es hora de que los demócratas pongan las necesidades de las familias estadounidenses por encima de la política, e insto a todos los senadores a que apoyen este proyecto hoy”. Lea más AQUÍ. 

Sen. Rick Scott at AIPAC: Anti-Semitism Has No Place in the United States

Senator Rick Scott spoke at the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference on Florida’s continued support of Israel, and the need to stand up against all forms of intolerance and anti-Semitism. Read more, including his remarks as prepared for delivery, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to D.O.T. Secretary Chao: Completion of Tamiami Trail Vital to Florida Everglades

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao urging the department to grant funding through the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program to complete Phase II of the Tamiami Trail Modification Next Step project. Senator Scott is committed to building on his efforts as Governor to complete this critical project, which will significantly increase the flow of water and provide vital health to the Everglades National Park. Over his eight years as Florida’s Governor, Senator Scott championed record funding for the Everglades, Florida’s springs, beaches and state parks, including more than $2 billion to restore the Everglades and South Florida’s ecosystem. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Proposes Five Budget Amendments to Protect Florida Families

Senator Rick Scott introduced five amendments to the Senate’s budget resolution. Senator Scott is a member of the Senate Budget Committee, which met this week to consider the FY 2020 Budget Resolution. These amendments are in addition Senator Scott’s Fighting for Florida budget agenda, which highlights three specific areas the Senator is focused on in the appropriations process.
Senator Rick Scott said, “We need to reform Washington to make it work for families, and that starts with making sure Congress is focused on the right priorities. This budget resolution is an important step to reign in out-of-control spending that has our country headed for a debt crisis. I’m introducing several amendments to the budget resolution that support priorities important to Florida. That includes taking care of those with pre-existing conditions, fighting for disaster relief funding for Florida and Puerto Rico, supporting our military members and their families, and protecting our environment.” Read more HERE.

Then vs. Now: Sen. Rick Scott Calls Out Democrats’ Hypocrisy on Disaster Relief

Senator Rick Scott urged Democrats to recognize their hypocrisy in refusing to support a major disaster relief package that would help Florida recover following the devastation of Hurricane Michael. Significant funding is also included for Puerto Rico because of the amendment Senator Scott proposed in January. 

Senator Rick Scott said, “Families in Florida and Puerto Rico need our help, but the Democrats are blocking critical disaster relief funding from getting to the floor. Democrats wouldn’t stand for this when their states were hurting after Hurricane Sandy. Now, every Democrat should have to answer for their hypocrisy. It’s time for Democrats to put the needs of American families above politics, and I’m urging every Senator to support this funding NOW.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott, Puerto Rico Officials to Democrats: Stop Stalling Disaster Relief  

Senator Rick Scott called on Chuck Schumer and Democrats to recognize their hypocrisy in refusing to support a major disaster relief package that would help Florida and Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Michael and Maria. Puerto Rico officials joined Senator Scott in this call for immediate action to pass critical relief funding for families in need. Read more HERE.

Senador Rick Scott, funcionarios de Puerto Rico a los demócratas: basta de detener los fondos para alivio de desastres

El senador Rick Scott le pidió a Chuck Schumer y a los demócratas que reconozcan su hipocresía al negarse a apoyar un importante paquete que incluye fondos para alivio de desastres que ayudaría a la Florida y Puerto Rico a recuperarse de los huracanes Michael y Maria. Los funcionarios de Puerto Rico se unieron al Senador Scott en este llamado para acción inmediata para aprobar fondos de ayuda crítica para las familias necesitadas. Lea más AQUÍ


Sen. Rick Scott on FOX News: We Must Drive Down the Cost of Healthcare for Families
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Sen. Rick Scott on FOX Business: Simple Solution for Dems: Cut Taxes
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Florida Daily: Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Call on TSA Extension from FEMA for Floridians Displaced by Hurricane Michael

Florida Politics: Rick Scott seeking U.S. Senate add-ons for Everglades, hurricanes, pre-existing conditions

Newsmax: Sen. Rick Scott Moves to Protect Pre-existing Conditions

CBS Miami: Sen. Scott Announces Drug Pricing Transparency Act

WSVN: Rick Scott introduces Transparent Drug Pricing Act

WFTX: Senator Scott introduces act to reduce prescription drug prices

Fort Myers News-Press: 'We have to reduce the cost of prescription.' Sen. Rick Scott delivers speech in Fort Myers

Fort Myers News-Press: 'Why should we pay more?' Sen. Rick Scott's bill would limit prescription drug prices

Politico: Trump ally Rick Scott drafting ambitious drug pricing bill targeting pharma, insurers

The Capitolist: Sen. Rick Scott unveils plan to deal with “crisis” of rising drugs costs facing patients

The Hill: Rick Scott to introduce amendment protecting pre-existing conditions amid ObamaCare fight

FOX Business: Democrats blame Trump's tax for hurting residents, but ignore their high-tax rates

WFTX: Senator Scott highlights Everglades in budget during visit to Naples

Sunshine State News: Keeping $200 Million Coming for Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades a Major Scott Priority

Florida Daily: Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Go to Bat for Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico

Sen. Rick Scott Highlights Everglades in Fighting For Florida Budget Agenda in Naples


Senator Scott highlighted his Fighting for Florida budget agenda, which includes a more than $200 million investment to protect Lake Okeechobee and the Florida Everglades, at the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Naples. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Introduces Transparent Drug Pricing Act to Lower Cost of Prescription Drugs 


Senator Scott announced the Transparent Drug Pricing Act, which promotes transparency in drug pricing and reduces the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers, in Fort Myers. Read more, including his remarks as prepared for delivery, HERE.












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