Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review

This week, following President Biden’s proposal for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to monitor every financial transaction made by Americans of $600 or more, Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor in support of his and Senator Tommy Tuberville’s bill to protect Americans’ financial privacy. Senators Scott and Tuberville’s attempt to pass their legislation stopping Biden’s proposal to weaponize the IRS for Communist China-style totalitarian surveillance was blocked by Senate Democrats.

Nearly 20,000 Floridians have shared their disgust for President Biden’s insane IRS overreach with Senator Scott in recent weeks. Senator Scott encourages all Floridians to share their thoughts on this and other issues on our website HERE.

See more in the video HERE or below.

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

Sen. Rick Scott: Joe Biden is Pushing America Off a Cliff

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September Employment Situation Summary noting that U.S. job growth fell to its slowest pace of Joe Biden’s presidency.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden and Democrats in Washington are pushing America off a cliff. Up in Washington, the inmates are running the asylum. Look at what Joe Biden is doing. We have 11 MILLION job openings in this country… there’s no excuse for the job numbers we are seeing from this administration outside of pure stupidity. Is anyone surprised that when you spend months paying able bodied adults more to stay home than go back to work that folks aren’t getting back on the job? NO. Is anyone shocked that when Biden pushes billions and billions of ‘free’ money to able-bodied adults that folks aren’t getting back to work? NO. Is anyone surprised that when the Biden administration chooses woke, left-wing radicals to run the government that Americans are scared to death of what the government is going to do to their taxes and constitutional rights? Of course not. Everything Joe Biden has done has led to more fear, less growth and fewer jobs. Joe Biden’s socialist agenda is killing the American Dream.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott on the Senate Floor: Struggling Families & Businesses Can’t Afford Biden’s Unconstitutional Mandates and Systemic Socialism

Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor on how President Joe Biden’s overreaching and unconstitutional vaccine mandates for private companies trample on the personal freedoms of Americans and will cause massive shortages throughout American supply chains, further fueling Biden’s inflation crisis and higher prices on everyday goods for families already struggling to keep food on their tables.

Senator Scott is calling on President Biden to take immediate action to ensure the United States’ supply chains won’t completely crumble under his failed policies and mandates, and is urging the President to have Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo testify to the Senate Commerce Committee on this issue.

Senator Rick Scott said, “President Biden and the Democrats’ radical agenda of systemic socialism is crushing American families and businesses. It’s clear that Democrats want to control your life and their latest vaccine mandate on private companies is indisputable proof of that. Biden’s mandate forces people into an impossible ultimatum to comply, quit or be fired. This unconstitutional mandate tramples on the personal freedoms of Americans, will push more workers out of the workforce, devastate our economy with product and service shortages that cripple supply chains and throw America into a stagflation crisis not seen since the 1970’s.

“When I think about the impact of burdensome government regulations, I think about my dad who was a truck driver. Biden’s new mandate would not only put an insane burden on truck drivers and the trucking industry, but also fuel inflation hurting poor families, like mine growing up, who are already struggling to put food on the table with the massive inflation caused by Washington’s reckless spending. Americans can’t afford this. We need more jobs, not less; lower prices on everyday goods, not higher. The role of government is to inform, not mandate. Biden’s systemic socialism has to stop.” See more in the video HERE or below.

Sen. Rick Scott to Biden: Stop the Secrecy About Illegal Immigrants & Secure the Border

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Ted Cruz and his colleagues to discuss President Biden’s failed policies of amnesty and open borders that have fueled a massive humanitarian and national security crisis on the United States’ southern border. Senator Scott continues to demand that President Biden reverse his disastrous policies, inform law enforcement and local governments of where his administration is sending illegal immigrants within the United States and secure the southern border. Under President Biden’s watch, more than 1.2 million migrants have illegally crossed the border this year. Last week, news reports showed the Biden administration is preparing for upwards of 400,000 illegal border crossings in October. See more in the video HERE or below.

Sen. Rick Scott Leads Colleagues to Introduce Resolution Establishing a Bipartisan Joint Afghanistan Investigation Committee

Senator Rick Scott was joined by Senators Kevin Cramer, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst, Steve Daines, Mike Braun and Josh Hawley to introduce a resolution establishing a bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan, composed of members of the House and Senate, to conduct a full investigation into President Biden’s failed and tragic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan that stranded hundreds of Americans behind enemy lines, left billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment in the hands of terrorists and took the lives of 13 brave U.S. service members. This joint select committee would follow the precedent set in the aftermath of the Iran-Contra affair. For over a month, Senator Scott has been calling on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to launch a bicameral, bipartisan investigation, but they have been silent.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Last month, President Biden’s misguided and dangerous decisions in his botched withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan led to the United States most stunning, unforced and humiliating defeat in decades. Due to President Biden’s carelessness and failed leadership, 13 U.S. service members were lost, billions of dollars of U.S. military equipment was left for the Taliban, hundreds of American citizens were stranded behind enemy lines and Afghanistan has been returned to the Taliban and now rests in the hands of the same terrorist-coddling extremists who ruled it on September 11, 2001. The world is now a more dangerous place and the American people are rightfully demanding answers. For over a month, I have called on Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi to launch a bipartisan and bicameral investigation into the Biden administration’s failed withdrawal of American forces. They’ve been shamefully silent. That’s why today, I am introducing a resolution to establish a bipartisan and bicameral Joint Select Committee on Afghanistan to conduct a full investigation and compile a joint report on the United States tragically failed withdrawal from Afghanistan. It’s time to put partisan politics aside and demand accountability.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: As Border Crisis Skyrockets, Biden Administration Putting Florida Families in Harm’s Way

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to continue its failed open border policies. Last week, DHS announced plans to once again terminate the secure and safe remain-in-Mexico policies implemented under the Trump administration despite a federal court order requiring the agency to enforce these protocols.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Joe Biden has spent every day of his presidency pointing fingers and refusing to take responsibility for the crisis he has created at the southern border. Month after month we are seeing illegal crossings at the border skyrocket, overwhelming border patrol, and allowing dangerous cartels to pour drugs into the United States and run horrific human trafficking rings that are victimizing innocent women and children. I heard about these devastating cartel-driven crimes directly from our brave border patrol agents when I visited the southern border in Arizona earlier this year. And we have all seen the heartbreaking images of young children being stranded in the desert and left for dead but for the lifesaving actions of our border patrol and law enforcement on the ground.

“But this isn’t just an issue in Arizona and Texas. Every state is a border state. I have been hearing from sheriffs across Florida about how this crisis is hurting our families. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, there has been over double the amount of fentanyl smuggled across our border compared to all of last year – killing thousands of Americans – and the year isn’t even over. Law enforcement in Florida is seeing more and more dangerous drugs in our communities hurting families because of the savage cartels having free reign at the border. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have taken one failed step after another to dismantle the proven border and national security policy we have set in place to protect this country. It must stop now. It’s time for Biden to ditch his failed policies of open borders and amnesty and secure the border now.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: We Must Reform the Broken National Flood Insurance Program

Senator Rick Scott announced the introduction of three bills to reform the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which would help lower the cost of flood insurance and ensure the property insurance market better serves Florida families. According to FEMA data, since the inception of the NFIP, Florida policyholders have paid more than $19 billion in premiums, but only collected approximately $5.6 billion in claims reimbursements, which equates to a nearly 4 to 1 ratio of premiums paid to claims reimbursements. The situation Florida families face is clearly unfair and exactly why Congress must make reforms to encourage participation in the private flood insurance market as an alternative for hardworking Americans across our country.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The National Flood Insurance Program is a perfect example of what happens when government tries to take over an industry – it fails. The NFIP is not only buried in debt, it’s now pushing huge rate increases through FEMA’s new ‘Risk Rating 2.0’ that is unsustainable and unaffordable for Florida families. When we increase availability and competition in the market, more homeowners get insured and taxpayers and homeowners are better off. If the private sector can offer families better coverage, better service and a better price, why would we deny them of that? While I was Governor, we reformed Florida’s property insurance market to better serve families and we can do it at the federal level too. It’s time to make commonsense reforms that better serve Florida families. I am committed to fighting for change that encourages the development of a robust and affordable private flood insurance market and gives homeowners more choice and flexibility when purchasing their flood insurance plans. I know many of my colleagues in the Senate agree with me on this, and I urge them to join me in passing these good bills.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Bipartisan Call to Expand Sanctions on Nicaragua to Include Daniel Ortega Himself

Senator Rick Scott joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez and colleagues to introduce a bipartisan letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken to draw attention to the Daniel Ortega regime’s harassment and jailing of more than 150 opposition leaders, including presidential candidates, and its ongoing authoritarian crackdown in advance of the country’s November 2021 presidential election. In a bipartisan letter addressed to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the senators call for increased efforts to secure the immediate release of political prisoners targeted by Ortega, urging the Biden administration to expand its use of sanctions authorities to designate Ortega himself as well as his regime’s top military brass.

Senator Scott continues to fight for the people trapped under his oppressive regime—calling out the violence, instability and chaos in Latin America that is directly tied to the illegitimate tyrants like Ortega, Maduro, and Castro, who continue to oppress their people. Read more from the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Congressional Delegation Urging President Biden to Defend Florida Farmers

Senator Rick Scott, member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, joined Senator Marco Rubio along with members of the Florida congressional delegation in a letter to president Biden urging his administration to protect Florida’s seasonal fruit and vegetable growers from unfair trade competition. Read more from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Sen. Cornyn and Colleagues in Letter to Sec. Mayorkas Demanding Answers on the Release of Haitian Migrants into the U.S.

Senator Rick Scott, a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, joined Senator Cornyn and 36 of their Republican colleagues demanding answers from Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas regarding the release of thousands of Haitian migrants into the United States. Senator Scott has repeatedly pushed the Biden administration to end its failed policies of amnesty and open borders which are fueling a massive humanitarian and national security crisis on the southern border. Read more from Senator Cornyn’s office HERE.

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

This week, without any Republican support, Democrats voted to raise the debt ceiling to nearly $29 TRILLION while not taking any action to care for Social Security and Medicare. That means Democrats added $480 BILLION to the national debt simply to further fund their radical agenda for just 46 days until December 3, 2021. Senator Scott has been clear that he will not vote to raise the debt ceiling and allow for more reckless government spending that will further fuel Biden’s raging inflation crisis. Senator Scott continues to urge his colleagues to pass his Federal Debt Emergency Control Act and Full Faith and Credit Act. His legislation will rein in Washington’s reckless spending and force Congress to be accountable to American taxpayers and get its house in order. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott in Fox Business: How to Stop Dems’ Spending, Debt Mismanagement from Destroying our Financial Security

Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox Business on how Congress must reject the failed ideas of Democrats’ socialist agenda, including their reckless $5.5 trillion liberal wish list, that will lead to dire economic consequences and the death of American credit. Senator Scott is fighting for real reform like his Federal Debt Emergency Control Act and the Full Faith and Credit Act to rein in Washington’s spending and help the nation reverse course, rebuild its accountability to the American people and secure a stronger and more certain tomorrow for our children and grandchildren.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “For more than half a century, the United States has enjoyed the power of being a global financial superpower and the dollar being held as the world’s reserve currency. But reckless government spending and gross mismanagement of federal debt threatens the eminent financial standing of our republic.

Today, the United States’ federal debt is nearly $29 trillion and barreling closer to $30 trillion every day. With interest rates at historic lows, the U.S. pays almost $350 billion each year in interest on our debt. That’s $350 billion that provides zero return for taxpayers.

Fast forward to 2031. The federal debt has climbed to more than $45 trillion and interest rates have returned to the 50-year average of 6.2%. Under this terrifying but very possible scenario, the annual interest owed on federal debt would grow to $2.8 trillion. This is where things begin to unravel.

If we allow our nation to get anywhere near this point, we will see a full meltdown of American financial security and credit. Unsustainable government spending would fuel a devastating inflation crisis that would crush working families and severely devalue the dollar. America would soon be unable to pay its bills, critical government programs would face brutal cuts or be entirely eliminated and the U.S. would be forced to default on its debt.

This is what would happen if Democrats got their way by passing a reckless $5.5 trillion tax and spending spree.

The American people are smart. They will never vote for politicians that will raise their taxes enough to bailout Congress from its decades of reckless spending and dysfunction – and they shouldn’t. 

So, it must be said, under total Democrat control in Washington, Americans at and nearing retirement beware. The Democrats’ insane debt growth will have disastrous effects on once safe investments, like long-term treasuries. That’s the consequence of Democrat control.

While my Republican colleagues and I have taken a stand against raising the debt ceiling without more measures of fiscal responsibility, Congress must pass substantial reform and commit to a true shift in priorities to avoid the coming death of American credit and secure a strong and stable financial future for our nation. 

It can be done. I know because I led similar efforts to restore financial stability to my state when I was Governor of Florida. Over eight years, we paid down a third of the state debt, cut taxes 100 times, slashed 5,000 burdensome regulations and saw Florida business boom creating more than 1.7 million new jobs. The Democrats said the sky was falling. It wasn’t. Our playbook worked in Florida and it will work across the nation.”

Read the full op-ed in Fox Business HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott in Fox Business: Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Will Push Workers out of the Workforce, Cripple Supply Chain

Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox Business on how the Biden administration’s latest vaccine mandate for private companies will further cause workforce shortages, continue to cripple supply chains, and worsen the ongoing inflation crisis that is to blame for the increase of prices on everyday goods. In Washington, Senator Scott continues to fight for the rights of every American family. His Prevent Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandates for Interstate Commerce Act will protect the privacy of Americans’ personal health information and prevent the government from dictating what is best for Americans and their families in order to go to work.

In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Biden’s latest vaccine mandate for private companies tramples on the personal freedoms of Americans, will push more workers out of the workforce, devastate our economy with product and service shortages that cripple supply chains and throw America into a stagflation crisis not seen since the 1970’s. 

By forcing some working Americans to choose between keeping their jobs, or doing what they believe is best for their health, Biden’s mandate hurts the very people they claim it will help – workers, low-income Americans and seniors on a fixed income who will all either be hit with higher unemployment, higher prices or a shortage of available goods. 

When I think about the impact of burdensome government regulations, I think about my dad. My adopted father was a truck driver. Anyone who has driven trucks or been close to someone in that line of work knows how demanding the job can be. It’s hard work and it’s one of the most critical jobs in our country.

Truck drivers are like the offensive linemen of America’s supply chain – often overlooked but absolutely essential to get things moving. There is already a driver shortage in this country and we can’t afford to lose any more.

In a weak economy where simply keeping shelves stocked is an everyday challenge, losing workers in almost any critical industry will have catastrophic impacts across our supply chains and drive prices higher.

We can never forget that as inflation worsens and prices surge higher, it’s the poorest Americans, like my family growing up and seniors on fixed income, that are hurt the most. Right now, we already have families across America having to make hard choices. There’s single moms wondering if they can put an extra few gallons of gas in the car and still afford to put dinner on the table this week. Or, a mom like mine who took on odd jobs to make ends meet and watched the smallest price changes at the grocery store to make sure we could still get by.

If President Biden actually talked with small and mid-size employers and hardworking families, like I have, he’d quickly learn that massive federal mandates aren’t the solution to any of our problems. I got the vaccine and I encourage others to talk with their doctor and consider doing the same. But getting the vaccine is a choice everyone gets to make for themselves.

Restoring our supply chains is critical to getting the American economy rolling again and it’s time for President Biden to acknowledge massive unconstitutional mandates on private companies won’t do anything but hurt American business and throw gasoline on the already raging inflation crisis he has created.”

Read the full op-ed in Fox Business HERE.

Fox Business: Sen. Rick Scott: Dems’ spending, inflation ‘hurting poor families’

The Hill: Senate GOP seeks bipartisan panel to investigate Afghanistan withdrawal

Real Clear Politics: Sen. Rick Scott: The Democrats Are Hurting Poor People With Inflation, Price Increases

Breitbart: Republican Senators Introduce Bill Establishing Bipartisan Select Committee to Investigate Afghanistan Withdrawal

Politico: GOP senators target Pentagon nominee over ‘offensive’ tweets

Washington Examiner: Senate Republicans call for select committee to probe Afghanistan withdrawal

Breitbart: GOP Accuses AG Garland of ‘Weaponizing’ DOJ, FBI to Intimidate Anti-CRT Parents — ‘This is Totalitarianism’

CNS News: Sen. Scott: ‘No, Of Course Not,’ Facebook Should Not Be Allowed to Restrict Speech

Newsmax: Senate Republicans Support US Military Presence in Taiwan

WFLA Radio: Whistleblower tells Rick Scott she backs raising age to access social media

Tallahassee Democrat: Sens. Rubio, Scott sign on to naming Tallahassee federal courthouse for Judge Hatchett

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Wants a Committee to Investigate Withdrawal of U.S. Forces From Afghanistan

Florida Daily: Rick Scott: Why Are Microsoft, LinkedIn Helping Chinese Regime Target Journalists?

Florida Daily: Rick Scott, Dan Crenshaw Introduce Bill to Stop Feds From Imposing Vaccine Passports for Interstate Commerce

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Sen. Rick Scott Releases “Un cafecito con Tony Morejon” in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of his “Un cafecito con” video series in recognition and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Rick Scott released “Un cafecito con Tony Morejon.” Tony Morejon is a Cuban-American leader who served as the Community Affairs Liaison for the Hillsborough County Government. He has dedicated his life to representing the Hispanic community and being a leading voice for Hispanic families in Hillsborough County and across the state. Throughout the month, Senator Scott is sitting down with Hispanic leaders from across Florida to highlight their incredible stories and recognize the countless contributions of the Hispanic community to the great state of Florida and to our country. See Senator Scott’s original video HERE. See “Un cafecito con Tony Morejon” in the video HERE or below or in Spanish HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Releases “Un cafecito con Aníbal Albertorio” in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of his “Un cafecito con” video series in recognition and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Rick Scott released “Un cafecito con Aníbal Albertorio.” Command Sergeant Major Aníbal Albertorio, 91 years young, served proudly as a member of the 65th Infantry Regiment, also known as The Borinqueneers. Command Sergeant Major Albertorio has dedicated his life to serving America and representing the Hispanic and Puerto Rican community through his admirable and courageous actions. See “Un cafecito con Aníbal Albertorio” in the video HERE or below or in Spanish HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Releases “Un cafecito con Raul Castro Rodríguez” in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of his “Un cafecito con” video series in recognition and celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Senator Rick Scott released “Un cafecito con Raul Castro Rodríguez.” Raul Castro Rodríguez is a Spaniard international speaker specializing in business management who has traveled throughout Latin America supporting business growth and development. Now based in Florida, he is the host of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay’s podcast “Entrepreneurial Entrepreneur” and has become a staple in business entrepreneurship in the Hispanic Community. See “Un cafecito con Raul Castro Rodríguez” in the video HERE or below, or in Spanish HERE.

Senator Scott has received his COVID-19 vaccine, and he encourages everyone consider doing the same. The COVID-19 vaccine works and is critical to ending the pandemic and saving lives.

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