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Rick Scott: ‘Big Wins’ for Florida in National Defense Authorization Act

This week, with Scott onboard, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee passed the $778 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)--around $25 billion higher than what the Biden administration first asked for.

Rick Scott Backs John Cornyn’s Taiwan Partnership Act

The bill would lead to more exchanges between officers and defense officials of the two nations while expanding their work on defense and humanitarian and relief operations. 

Florida’s Senators Urge Pentagon to Commit to Navy Shipbuilding Requirements

This week, Florida’s two U.S. senators--Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott--joined U.S. Sens. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., sent a letter to U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Deputy Secretary Kathleen Hicks requesting that the department assert its commitment to the U.S. Navy’s shipbuilding requirements to ensure America stands ready to deter Chinese provocations and to safeguard the future of freedom of navigation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Rick Scott Announces Armed Services Subcommittee Assignments

On Wednesday, Scott weighed in on his subcommittee assignments where he is scheduled to be for the next two years. 

Rick Scott: Time for a Senate Hearing on How Foreign Nationals Vetted Before Training...

Scott said he was open to a classified committee session if needed with federal law enforcement and intelligence services to study the matter.  

Rick Scott Floats Naval Blockade of Cuba to Cut Off Oil Sales From Venezuela

Scott has increasingly pointed to Russia and Cuba propping up the Maduro regime and the Ortega regime in Nicaragua. 

Florida Delegation Backs Efforts to Oust the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

Members of the Florida congressional delegation weighed in on Tuesday as opposition to the Maduro regime in Venezuela took to the streets.

Rick Scott: Democrats on Capitol Hill Standing in the Way of Rebuilding Tyndall Air...

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., met with military leaders at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City and vowed to continue his fight to help the area which is still recovering from Hurricane Michael which hit the region in November. 

Rick Scott Presses Air Force for Answers on Tyndall and MacDill Air Force Bases

Scott, who sits on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, doubled down on his pursuit of answers this week.