Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review

This week, ahead of Hurricane Elsa’s landfall in Florida, Senator Rick Scott urged Floridians to stay alert and prepare for any potential impacts. Throughout the week, Senator Scott and his team remained in constant contact with National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham, federal, state and local officials and Florida’s utility providers.

Hurricane Elsa impacted much of Florida and served as an important reminder that severe weather can approach quickly, and families should always be prepared. For more on hurricane preparedness information and resources, visit or

Senator Scott and his office also continue to work collaboratively with state and local officials to assist families impacted by the tragic collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside. For information on actions taken by Senator Scott and resources related to the response to the tragedy in Surfside, please visit

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

Sens. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio Urge Biden to Approve Tropical Storm Elsa Emergency Declaration

Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he promptly approve Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ request for a pre-landfall emergency declaration ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa. Read more from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: We Must Protect American Power Infrastructure from Foreign Interference

Senators Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Tom Cotton and Roger Marshall introduced the Protect American Power Infrastructure Act to prohibit bulk-power equipment that is owned by, operated or associated with a foreign adversary from providing power to our nation’s defense critical electric infrastructure.

Last year, President Trump issued an executive order to reduce the risks that entities associated with Communist China pose to the nation’s bulk-power system. The Protect American Power Infrastructure Act codifies important components of President Trump’s executive order after President Biden revoked it earlier this year.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The Biden administration has shown it is willing to use taxpayer dollars to purchase critical energy equipment from foreign adversaries, like Communist China. That’s insane. We can’t do businesses with nations that are actively trying to disrupt our power grids, upend our everyday life and hurt Americans. We must keep our energy infrastructure safe and secure. My Protect American Power Infrastructure Act will ensure that our most critical and sensitive infrastructure is protected from our adversaries, and I hope the Senate passes this bill quickly.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Floridians Must Prepare for Impacts of Tropical Storm Elsa

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement urging Floridians to stay alert and prepare for impacts ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Tropical Storm Elsa is headed toward Florida, bringing life-threatening storm surge along our Gulf Coast, strong winds and very heavy rainfall. Communities in the Tampa Bay, Central Florida and Big Bend regions will face the most serious and dangerous weather, including the threat of tornadoes. We know severe weather can change very quickly and should not be underestimated. I’m receiving regular briefings from Ken Graham, the Director of the National Hurricane Center, and my team has been in touch with law enforcement, utility providers and county emergency management officials across the state. As our state continues to respond to the horrific tragedy in Surfside, FEMA has assured me they are doing everything possible to ensure there is no interruption in the response and availability of resources for both the continued efforts in Surfside and for storm preparedness and response. With Elsa approaching, I’m urging every Floridian to be prepared, stay vigilant and listen to the directions of local officials. Don’t put yourself or your family at risk.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Sen. Marco Rubio and Colleagues to Push for Sustainable Solution for Puerto Rico Medicaid Beneficiaries

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and colleagues in a letter to Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Ron Wyden and Ranking Member Mike Crapo urging them to act quickly to implement a long-term, sustainable solution for Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program. Without congressional action, Puerto Rico’s Medicaid program will lose 90 percent of its federal funding on September 30, 2021. Read more from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott in the Wall Street Journal: If the International Olympic Committee Stands for Human Rights, It Should Move the 2022 Games from Communist China

Senator Rick Scott wrote a letter to the editor of the Wall Street Journal in response to a recent op-ed, If Uyghur Lives Matter, the Olympics Should Move, on why the International Olympic Committee (IOC) should move the 2022 Winter Olympics from Communist China to a nation that respects human rights.

In the letter to the editor, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “In October 2019, I wrote to IOC President Thomas Bach about the atrocities occurring at the hands of China’s communist government. In my letter, I made a direct request: Move the 2022 Olympic Games to a nation that values human rights. Since then, I have repeatedly called on the IOC, Olympic sponsors, NBCUniversal, President Biden and his fellow world leaders, and many others to join our calls to relocate the games. Most have remained silent, but I won’t.

Communist China cannot be given the opportunity to whitewash its crimes on a world stage. If the IOC stands for human rights, it will move these games. The world is watching.”

Read the full letter to the editor in the Wall Street Journal HERE.

WPEC: Rubio, Scott urge Biden to approve TS Elsa emergency declaration

Florida Daily: Rick Scott: Floridians Need to Stay Alert as Tropical Storm Elsa Nears

Florida Daily: Florida’s Senators Champion the ‘Protect American Power Infrastructure Act’

Following the Surfside building collapse on Thursday, June 24, 2021, Senator Scott and his staff have been on the ground in the Surfside community to talk to the people, families, faith leaders and all affected by this horrible tragedy. His focus remains on bringing people together, supporting these families and working relentlessly to get the answers these families deserve. If you or your family were affected by the horrific collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Senator Scott and his office are here to help. Please find additional federal, state and local resources below, as well as contact information for our team HERE.

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