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This week, on National Day of Prayer, Senator Rick Scott joined Americans across the nation in prayer for our health care workers, our communities, our country and all of those on the front lines of this pandemic. See more in the video below. 


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

Sen. Rick Scott and Colleagues Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families of First Responders Lost to Coronavirus

Senator Rick Scott joined a bipartisan group of colleagues to introduce the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act to ensure families of public safety officers lost to the Coronavirus can quickly access survivor benefits.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Our first responders put their lives at risk every day to protect others, and we have to do everything we can to support these heroes. I’m proud to join my colleagues to sponsor this legislation to support families of the first responders on the frontline of this crisis and give them some peace of mind amid heartbreak.” Read more from Senator Chuck Grassley's office HERE.

Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Introduce Bill to Combat Invasive Species Threatening Everglades Restoration

Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio introduced the Suppressing Looming Invasive Threats Harming Everglades Restoration (SLITHER) Act, which authorizes and directs the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force to develop innovative technologies and approaches to identify, target, and eliminate invasive animal and plant species that threaten Everglades restoration.

Senator Rick Scott said, “We’ve successfully fought to fund projects that preserve and protect our Everglades, including repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike and the EAA Reservoir, but this incredible progress is threatened by invasive species. I’m proud to join Senator Rubio in introducing this legislation to combat this threat to our environment, and protect Florida’s natural resources for future generations.” Read more from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

 Sen. Rick Scott Releases Daily Update on Coronavirus Growth Rate by State and Florida County

This week, Senator Rick Scott continued to release updates on the growth rate of cases of the Coronavirus by state, and by county in Florida, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering and Florida Department of Health data. Senator Scott is releasing this information daily to show which states are slowing the growth of Coronavirus. See updates from this week HEREHERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.   

Sen. Rick Scott in Fox Business: After Coronavirus, America Must Take Serious Steps to Tackle Debt Crisis

Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox Business on how the U.S. must take significant action to address our federal debt crisis after the nation solves the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure our future economic stability and success.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “In Washington, fiscal conservatism goes out the window during a crisis. As we work to solve the coronavirus crisis, make no mistake – Congress has significantly exacerbated and sped up our looming fiscal crisis. Even during the economic boom we were experiencing, our federal government was set to spend approximately $4.6 trillion dollars while collecting only $3.6 trillion in taxes and fees.

Now, with the downturn in the economy and the new stimulus bill, the federal government this year will spend more than $7 trillion and collect much less than anticipated.

… Congress will soon be faced with tough choices about what programs are "must haves" and what programs are "nice to haves." If it wasn’t clear before, it must be now: we can no longer afford many government programs that are simply nice to have.

… It’s time to take action. Politicians in Washington no longer have time to hide behind the cowardice of political expediency. As I stated after Congress passed the CARES Act, once this crisis is over, we must make a plan to cut federal spending by at least the amount we spend during the crisis. There is no other option.

Politicians in Washington are afraid to tell you the truth, so here it is: if we want our country to survive and thrive and continue to be a beacon for freedom, prosperity and hope around the world, we’ll need to make tough choices after this crisis is over. We’ll need to do more with less…”

Read the full op-ed in Fox Business HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Fiscally Irresponsible States Don’t Deserve Bailouts At Expense of Taxpayers

Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times in response to a recent editorial advocating for federal funding to bailout states. Senator Scott is working to ensure that taxpayer dollars for Coronavirus response are used only for response expenses, not to shield states from the consequences of decades of poor budget decisions pre-dating the pandemic. 

In the letter, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo and liberal talking heads continue to misuse data to distract from the poor fiscal management of states like New York, Illinois and California. 

… It’s about how states have managed their budgets, and which ones are better prepared to withstand the coming fiscal challenges.

… It’s not fair to Florida citizens to send their tax dollars to bail out liberal politicians in states like New York for their unwillingness to make tough and responsible choices.” 

Read the full letter to the editor in the New York Times HERE.

Fox News: Sen. Rick Scott pledges to hold 'Communist China' and WHO accountable for coronavirus fallout with congressional probe

Fox News: Sen. Rick Scott addresses critics of Florida's response to coronavirus crisis, state's unemployment program

Fox News: Sen. Rick Scott blasts the Justice Department under Obama: ‘What a sham’

The Daily Caller: Senate Republicans Starting To Raise Concerns About America’s Massive Coronavirus Spending

Breitbart: Scott Slams ‘Sham’ Obama DoJ — ‘People Need to Be Held Accountable’

The Epoch Times: Bipartisan Senators Introduce Legislation to Enhance Benefits for First Responders

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Backs the Safeguarding America’s First Responders Act

The Hill: GOP senator blocks more flexibility for state and local governments amid coronavirus

WFTX: Florida leaders introduce bill to fight invasive species to Everglades restoration

Ft. Myers News-Press: SLITHER act aims to help Everglades recover by targeting invasive species, giant pythons

Florida Daily: Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Bring Out Bill Taking Aim at Invasive Species in Everglades

Florida Politics: ‘Tough choices’ loom for federal budget, warns Rick Scott

Florida Politics: ‘There’s no free money’: Rick Scott blasts blue state bailouts

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Calls on Airlines to Offer Plans on How They Will Keep Passengers Safe During Coronavirus Pandemic

Senator Rick Scott is committed to keeping Florida families safe and healthy. Following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Senator Rick Scott released a CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document with information on how Floridians can get help amid the Coronavirus crisis and details about the support available to small businesses, individuals, non-profits.  

See the FAQ document HERE or more resources and information available to Floridians by visiting 










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