Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review

 

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This week, during a hearing in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Senator Rick Scott demanded answers from Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the department’s new 1984-style Disinformation Governance Board, his complete mishandling of the crisis on America’s southern border, the record amount of fentanyl flowing onto the country and his repeated lies to the American people and Congress.

Senator Scott’s questions come after he condemned Biden’s Orwellian board and introduced legislation with Senator Tom Cotton to defund it.

Senator Scott also pressed Sec. Mayorkas on the Biden administration’s appeasement of the illegitimate Communist Cuban regime and urged action to support the Cuban people and those unjustly imprisoned by the regime.

Watch more HERE and HERE or in the videos below.

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

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Sen. Rick Scott Demands Action from Sec. Buttigieg on Raging Inflation and Supply Chain Crises

Today, during an open hearing in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST), Senator Rick Scott questioned Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on the Biden administration’s reckless spending and failure to address or fix the raging inflation and supply chain crises that continue to hurt families and businesses across America. Since October 2021, Senator Scott has been calling on Secretary Buttigieg to testify before the CST Committee and address the ongoing supply chain crisis. This is the first time Secretary Buttigieg has testified before the CST Committee since January 2021.

Senator Rick Scott said, “While President Biden continues to ignore the raging inflation and supply chain crises he’s created and blame others for his problems, I’m glad Secretary Buttigieg finally made it back to the Commerce Committee to answer my questions. It’s been 16 months since he last testified and six months since I first called on him and Secretary Raimondo to come forward and tell the American people what they are doing to lower prices and restock shelves. For over a year, as inflation has skyrocketed from 1.4% to 8.5%, Biden, Buttigieg and Raimondo have been silent and missing. Instead of being accountable to hardworking families, they have blamed others. It’s shameful. Florida families see right through this administration’s weak indifference and are SICK AND TIRED OF IT. I won’t stop fighting to end Joe Biden’s failed agenda and reckless spending.” Watch more in the video HERE or below.

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Sens. Rick Scott, Tom Cotton Introduce Legislation to Defund Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Board”

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Tom Cotton and colleagues to introduce legislation to bar federal funds from being used to establish a Disinformation Governance Board at the Department of Homeland Security.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden is using DHS to create thought police and it should scare the living daylights out of every American. The president claims to care about fighting disinformation, but he and his administration have repeatedly lied to the American people and even called on social media companies to censor and silence American voices. We need to be very clear: this isn’t about a commitment to the truth or keeping families safe. This is Joe Biden and the Democrats using the federal government to police speech. Biden’s thought police is something straight out of Orwell’s 1984 and I will do everything in my power to destroy this attack on free speech. I urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this important bill.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Biden’s Thought Police is a Terrifying Assault on Free Speech

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new Disinformation Governance Board. Senator Scott will be demanding answers from DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on this new unit during Wednesday’s Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee hearing.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden is using DHS to create thought police and it should scare the living daylights out of every American. The president claims to care about fighting disinformation, but he and his administration have repeatedly lied to the American people and even called on social media companies to censor and silence American voices. We need to be very clear: this isn’t about a commitment to the truth or keeping families safe. This is Joe Biden and the Democrats using the federal government to police speech. I look forward to pressing Secretary Mayorkas, someone who has repeatedly lied to Congress, on this when he comes before HSGAC this week. Biden’s thought police is something straight out of Orwell’s 1984 and I will do everything in my power to destroy this attack on free speech.” Read more HERE.

Sens. Rick Scott, John Cornyn introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Document Russian War Crimes in Ukraine

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator John Cornyn and their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan Ukraine Invasion War Crimes Deterrence and Accountability Act, which would ensure the U.S. is undertaking coordinated efforts to collect and maintain evidence of war crimes and atrocities committed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Senator Rick Scott said, “It’s clear that Russian forces, under the control of Vladimir Putin are committing murder, rape and genocide. These atrocities are war crimes and cannot go unpunished. I am proud to join Senator Cornyn and our colleagues on this good bill and make clear that America stands for human rights and will be relentless in our work to hold Putin and his thugs accountable.” Read more from Senator Cornyn’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: $250 Billion “Competes” Bill is a Ticking Inflation Bomb

With the Senate expected to again advance the $250 BILLION COMPETES Act later this week, Senator Rick Scott today released the following statement.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The COMPETES Act is a perfect example of how a broken Washington tries and fails to solve problems. Communist China is committing genocide against the Uyghurs, regularly steals U.S. technology and intellectual property, lies and cheats to manipulate markets and has crushed democracy in Hong Kong. We must respond to these crimes and atrocities, but this bill doesn’t deliver. Instead of combatting the threats posed by Xi Jinping and the evil Communist Chinese Party, the COMPETES Act recklessly wastes $250 BILLION we don’t have on Green New Deal policies, like the UN Green Climate Fund, wild handouts to universities partnering with Communist China and tech companies making record profits. Reckless government spending like this fuels inflation. With prices skyrocketing and CPI at a 40-year high, American families can’t afford more failed policy and reckless spending from a broken Washington. I won’t stop fighting to defeat this bad bill.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Senate is Right to Require COMPETES Act to Include ROI Analysis

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement after the Senate voted to approve his motion to instruct Senate members of the bicameral conference for the $250 BILLION COMPETES Act. Senator Scott’s measures urges that conferees make all taxpayer funds in the COMPETES Act subject to a comprehensive return-on-investment analysis with claw-back provisions and also urges conferees to include publication of reports to Congress and the public on how every tax dollar is spent.

Senator Scott’s motion to instruct was endorsed by the National Taxpayers Union.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The U.S. federal government is $30 TRILLION in debt, but Congress is working every day to spend money like it’s burning a hole in our pocket. This bad bill, which does almost nothing to actually combat the threats posed by Communist China, spends $250 BILLION in taxpayer dollars and has ZERO mandates for return on investment. That makes no sense. No American would make a deal like this for their business or family, and that’s why I proposed a commonsense measure to subject these funds to a real return-on-investment analysis with claw-back provisions. I am glad my colleagues voted to support my proposal and ensure taxpayer funds are not deliberately wasted. I have no doubt this bill will only fuel inflation without actually confronting Communist China, but the Senate’s vote to approve my proposal should send a clear message to the conferees that American families can’t afford more failed policy and reckless spending from a broken Washington.” Watch more in the video HERE or below.

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Sen. Rick Scott to Biden: Give the Fentanyl Crisis Proper Attention by Reinstating Cabinet-Level Drug Policy Director

As the opioid crisis continues to plague Americans and their families, Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to President Biden urging him to reinstate the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to his cabinet. In 2009, while Biden was vice president, a decision was made to downgrade this important statutory position which advised the president on all drug policy matters. As President Biden’s border crisis rages and the nation continues to see the epidemic take a toll on families everywhere, Senator Scott remains committed to finding ways to ensure public safety and save lives. Elevating the Director of the ONDCP to its rightly deserved place in the presidential cabinet to help give attention and resources to curbing the epidemic. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Federal Reserve Continues to Fail Americans as Inflation Crisis Rages

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the Federal Reserve’s announcement on its massive $9 trillion balance sheet and Chair Jay Powell’s failure to properly manage the Fed.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Once again the Federal Reserve is failing the American people. As inflation continues to skyrocket, GDP declines, and families’ budgets shrink, the Fed seems happy to sit back and do nothing to fix the financial nightmare hardworking families are living through. The Fed’s balance sheet is unprecedentedly high—$9 TRILLION—and Jay Powell’s plan to ‘address it’ is woefully inadequate. Under the plan announced today, scaling back the balance sheet will take almost a decade. Inflation is happening TODAY. The Fed needs to address this crisis TODAY. Its continued delay tactics are hurting families and puts our country’s future at risk. Families cannot afford the Fed’s failures anymore.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Issues Weekly Update on Biden’s Inflation Crisis

Senator Rick Scott released a weekly update on his actions to address America’s debt crisis and rising inflation. Since being elected to the U.S. Senate, Senator Scott has urged government accountability to the American taxpayer. Read more HERE.

El Senador Rick Scott publica una actualización semanal sobre la crisis de inflación de Biden

El Senador Rick Scott publicó una actualización semanal sobre sus acciones para abordar la crisis de la deuda de los Estados Unidos y el aumento de la inflación. Desde que fue elegido para el Senado de los EE. UU., el Senador Scott ha instado a que el gobierno rinda cuentas al contribuyente estadounidense. Lea más AQUÍ.

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Sen. Rick Scott on Fox News: Joe Biden’s Lies & Radical Agenda Will Destroy America

Senator Rick Scott joined Martha MacCallum on Fox News’ The Faulkner Focus this morning to address America’s tanking economy, skyrocketing inflation and Democrats’ radical agenda that continues to hurt families and destroy the country. Senator Scott also responded to Joe Biden’s continued confusion and lies about his plan to rescue America.

In the interview, Senator Rick Scott said, “I had the opportunity to listen to what the President said. First off, almost every sentence was a complete lie.

Since he’s been in office, inflation is 8.5%. We just had a negative GDP, down 1.4%. So you see people are struggling all across this country.

I’m the biggest tax cutter probably in the Senate right now—or even up here. I cut taxes 100 times. Since Joe Biden got into politics, think of what’s happened. Taxes have gone up on Americans constantly. On top of that, he’s taken the debt of this country from under $1 trillion to $30 trillion. His plan that he put out will take the debt of this country to $45 trillion, and has massive tax increases on everybody. My plan is reduce taxes. Let’s get everybody back to work with regard to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

When I was governor of Florida, on top of cutting taxes 100 times, and by the way, reducing the debt of the state by a third, what I also did was I fix the pension plan. Joe Biden, since he’s been around, made sure that Social Security or Medicare are in a worse position every year—Medicare goes bankrupt in four years. He doesn’t want to fix it. Democrats don’t want to fix it.

I want to have a conversation. Let’s fix these programs so they last.

What Democrats are doing, what Joe Biden is doing, he just keeps passing the buck.

We’ve got to rescue this country, not take it down Joe Biden’s horrible path.”

Watch the full interview on Fox News HERE or below.

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Forbes: ‘He Can Fix It But He Has No Interest’: Rick Scott Sounds Off On Biden And Inflation

Fox News: Rick Scott hits back at Biden for ‘complete lie’ about his ‘Rescue America’ plan

Forbes: ‘Every American Should Be Concerned’: Rick Scott Raises Alarm About Disinformation Governance Board

Newsmax: Senator mocked by Biden breaks silence, SHREDS ‘incoherent’ President

Forbes: ‘You’ve Utterly Failed’: Rick Scott Hammers Mayorkas’ Record To His Face

WFTL: Sen. Rick Scott calls Biden a “liar” about the economy

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Champions Package of Bills to Protect U.S. Investors From China

Florida Daily: Florida’s Senators Want to Stop Federal Funds for DHS Disinformation Governance Board

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Around the State

This week, Senator Rick Scott’s staff attended the homecoming of the Southwest Florida Honor Flight, and visited sheriff’s offices in the Tampa Bay area in honor of National Police Week.

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