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This week marked Senator Rick Scott's first 90 days as a member of Congress, and he's just getting started. Senator Scott campaigned on a plan to Make Washington Work for Floridians – and that means retiring the dysfunctional ways of D.C. and fighting for priorities that matter most to Florida families. During his first 90 days in office, Senator Scott has focused on:

See more on Senator Scott’s first 90 days in office in the video below or HERE.


Also this week, Senator Scott spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on the future of Venezuela and his commitment to ending Maduro’s ruthless dictatorship to bring a new day of freedom and democracy for all of Latin America. Watch Senator Scott’s full speech below or read his remarks as prepared for delivery HERE.




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


Sen. Rick Scott Honors the Memory of Jereima “Jeri” Bustamante on Senate Floor

Senator Rick Scott introduced a resolution, co-sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio, on the Senate floor honoring the memory of Jereima ‘‘Jeri’’ Bustamante, Senator Scott’s long-time press secretary, who was lost in a tragic accident one year ago. Read more, including Senator Scott's full remarks as prepared for delivery, HERE

Sen. Rick Scott Requests Update on FBI Failures

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray requesting updates on steps the agency has taken to address critical deficiencies in its handling of actionable intelligence on the perpetrators of acts of mass violence in Florida, including the tragic shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and Pulse Nightclub. Read more, including the full letter, HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to Donate First Quarter Senate Salary to Organizations Helping Puerto Rican Families Following Hurricane Maria

Senator Rick Scott announced he will donate his first quarter Senate salary to two organizations committed to Puerto Rico disaster recovery efforts.

Senator Rick Scott said, “As Governor and now as Senator, I have stood with the Puerto Rican community, both in Florida and on the Island, and worked to provide every resource available to aid in their recovery. I’m honored to support two incredible organizations that went above and beyond to help Puerto Rican families who came to Florida following Hurricane Maria. It’s humbling to see these organizations, and so many generous volunteers, come together to support our fellow Americans in their time of need, and together, we will never stop fighting for Puerto Rico.” Read more HERE.

El senador Rick Scott donará su salario del primer trimestre en el Senado a organizaciones enfocadas en ayudar a familias desplazadas tras el paso del huracán María

El senador Rick Scott anunció  que donará su salario del primer trimestre en el Senado a dos organizaciones comprometidas con la reconstrucción de Puerto Rico. 

El senador Rick Scott dijo: “Como gobernador y ahora como senador, he apoyado a la comunidad puertorriqueña, tanto en la Florida como en la isla, y trabajé para proporcionar todos los recursos disponibles para ayudar en el proceso de recuperación. Me siento honrado de apoyar a dos increíbles organizaciones que hicieron todo lo posible para ayudar a las familias puertorriqueñas que llegaron a la Florida luego del huracán María. Me llena de emoción ver a estas organizaciones, y a tantos voluntarios, unirse para apoyar a nuestros compatriotas en un momento de necesidad, y juntos, continuaremos luchando por Puerto Rico". Lea más AQUÍ.  

Sen. Rick Scott Co-Sponsors Legislation to Protect Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions

Senator Rick Scott announced his co-sponsorship of Senator Thom Tillis’s Protect Act, which protects Americans with pre-existing conditions so they can get the healthcare coverage they need. Senator Scott has been clear that keeping the pre-existing provisions and letting young adults stay on their parents' plans until they turn 26 are important components of any healthcare reform. Last month, Senator Scott introduced and passed an amendment to the Senate’s budget resolution to make sure those with pre-existing conditions are covered. 

Senator Rick Scott said, “It is absolutely necessary that we protect people with pre-existing conditions. This is personal for me. I remember my mom, who didn’t have insurance, struggling to find care for my brother who had a serious disease. She eventually found a charity hospital four hours away where he could get treatment. I’m proud to co-sponsor Senator Tillis’s bill that guarantees protections for pre-existing conditions. No matter what happens in the courts, it’s imperative that we guarantee these protections and continue working to reduce healthcare costs for American families.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: We Cannot Let Evil Triumph in Venezuela

Senator Rick Scott spoke at the American Enterprise Institute on the future of Venezuela and his commitment to ending Maduro’s ruthless dictatorship to bring a new day of freedom and democracy for all of Latin America. Watch Senator Scott's full speech HERE or read his full remarks as prepared for delivery HERE

El senador Rick Scott: No podemos dejar que la maldad triunfe en Venezuela

El senador Rick Scott ofreció un discurso en el American Enterprise Institute sobre el futuro de Venezuela y su compromiso de ponerle fin a la horrenda dictadura de Maduro, y por fin traer una nueva era de libertad y democracia para toda América Latina. Puede ver la transmisión del discurso AQUÍ o leer su discurso AQUÍ.

Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio and Rep. Michael Waltz Introduce Legislation to Hold Maduro Accountable

Senator Rick Scott, Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Michael Waltz introduced the Venezuelan Contracting Restriction Act to hold Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro accountable by prohibiting federal agencies from doing business with anyone that supports the oppressive Maduro regime. Senator Scott signed similar legislation into law as Governor of Florida. 

Senator Rick Scott said, “As Governor, I strictly prohibited the State of Florida, including all state agencies, from investing in any company that is doing business with Maduro’s oppressive government. Now, I’m filing a bill to prohibit all federal agencies from doing business with anyone that supports Maduro. The United States must do more in the fight for freedom and democracy, and I’m glad to be working with Senator Marco Rubio and Representative Michael Waltz to continue to hold Maduro accountable. We cannot stand by and let this crisis continue.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott, Senators Decry Lack of Action on Disaster Aid for Suffering States

Senator Rick Scott and fellow Republican Senators issued statements expressing their frustration with Congress’ inability to pass disaster relief funding. Senator Scott met with President Donald Trump on Thursday afternoon to discuss the ongoing effort to pass critical disaster relief for Florida and Puerto Rico following the devastation of Hurricanes Michael and Maria.

Senator Rick Scott said, “It’s frustrating that it has taken so long to secure this critical disaster relief for communities as they try to rebuild. Families in the Florida panhandle and in Puerto Rico are suffering, and Congress needs to act. I’m working with Republicans and Democrats to get this done. We can’t wait any longer.” Read more HERE.

Orlando Sentinel: Rick Scott talks GOP health-care plan on WFTV

Florida Politics: Rick Scott demands faster answers on Boeing 737 Max

CBS Miami: Sen. Rick Scott Holds Discussion On Venezuela In Doral

El Nacional: Familia de Roberto Marrero se reunió con el senador Rick Scott

Su Noticero: Senador Rick Scott se reunió con la esposa de Roberto Marrero

Sun Sentinel: Sen. Rick Scott wants answers from FBI on disciplinary actions taken after Parkland school shooting

FOX 13: Rick Scott donates salary to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

WSVN: Rick Scott to donate first quarter salary to Puerto Rico hurricane relief efforts

FOX 35 Orlando: Sen. Rick Scott to donate his first quarter salary to Puerto Rico disaster recovery efforts

WFLA: Sen. Scott donating first quarter salary to Puerto Rico hurricane recovery

Florida Politics: Rick Scott donating salary to Puerto Rican relief efforts

Axios: Rick Scott favors using the U.S. military to bring aid to Venezuela

Sunshine State News: Florida Republicans Push Bill Cracking Down on Supporters of Maduro Regime

Miami Herald: Sen. Rick Scott wants the U.S. military to deliver aid in Venezuela

Washington Free Beacon: Rick Scott on U.S. Intervention in Venezuela: ‘This Is Our Fight’

El Nuevo Herald: Senador Rick Scott: EEUU debe comenzar a contemplar el uso de militares en Venezuela

Florida Politics: Marco Rubio, Rick Scott move to restrict new contracts with Venezuela

Politico: Senators to meet with Trump on disaster aid

Newsmax: Sen. Scott Calls for Military Involvement in Venezuela 


Sen. Rick Scott Holds Roundtable with Venezuelan Community Leaders in Doral


Senator Rick Scott held a roundtable with Venezuelan community leaders and Romy Moreno Molina, the wife of Roberto Marrero, interim president Juan Guaidó's chief of staff, in Doral to discuss the United States’ continued support of freedom and democracy in Venezuela and throughout Latin America. 

El senador Rick Scott celebra una mesa redonda con líderes de la comunidad venezolana en Doral

El senador Rick Scott sostuvo una mesa redonda en Doral con líderes de la comunidad venezolana y Romy Moreno Molina, esposa de Roberto Marrero, jefe de gabinete del presidente interino Juan Guaidó, para discutir cómo los Estados Unidos pueden continuar ayudando en la lucha por la libertad y la democracia en Venezuela y en toda América Latina. 

Also this week in Florida...

The Toy Foundation: Local Toy Companies & Volunteers Bring Toys and Smiles to South Florida Kids in Need


Read more about the The Toy Foundation and its "Play Your Part" event HERE.












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