US Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review 11/5/2021

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This week, as President Biden keeps breaking his word and continues pushing his unconstitutional vaccine mandate on private businesses, Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor to oppose Biden’s reckless and harmful mandate that will force unvaccinated Americans into a unfair choice: get the vaccine, or lose your job.

As he continues to fight Biden’s vaccine mandate, Senator Scott on Wednesday joined 40 of his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to officially challenge the rule under the Congressional Review Act. He also joined his colleagues to introduce legislation barring the Biden administration from dishonorably discharging America’s service members who opt to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

See more HERE or in the video below.

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

Sen. Rick Scott to House Members: Charity Hospitals Face Huge Cuts in Reckless “Build Back Better” Plan; Don’t Support it

As the House of Representatives considered President Biden’s nearly $4 TRILLION tax-and-spending spree package. This deeply flawed bill raises taxes on American families while giving a huge SALT tax cut to the rich Democrat donors and failed politicians in liberal states like New York and California, fuels a raging inflation crisis and makes massive cuts to charity hospitals in states, like Florida, which have rejected the disaster of Obamacare and not expanded Medicaid. Given this disastrous decision by House Democrats to cut funding for charity hospitals to treat the underserved and uninsured, Senator Rick Scott wrote to House members representing the impacted states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming urging them to vote against this reckless spending bill. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott joins Senator Braun and 39 colleagues to challenge Biden’s vaccine mandate and protect private businesses

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Mike Braun and 39 colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives to officially challenge President Biden’s vaccine mandate on private employees under the Congressional Review Act. This action comes ahead of the White House’s expected announcement to officially mandate vaccine requirements for private businesses with more than 100 employees or face a $14,000 fine for persons who do not comply.

Senator Rick Scott said, “President Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandates only further fuel his supply chain and inflation crises. It’s a gross overreach of power and forces Americans to make a choice: comply, quit their job or get fired. I chose to get the vaccine and encourage others to speak with their doctor about the benefits about getting vaccinated. But, it’s something every American gets to decide for themselves and their families. The government’s role should be providing the best information to the people and letting them make their own decisions. I’m proud to join my colleagues in fighting to protect the freedoms of American workers and blocking Biden’s unconstitutional mandates.” Read more from Senator Braun’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Biden Must Rescind His Unconstitutional Vaccine Mandate

As President Biden works to implement an unconstitutional vaccine mandate on private businesses, Senator Rick Scott spoke on the Senate floor alongside his colleagues to oppose Biden’s reckless and harmful mandate that will force unvaccinated Americans into a unfair choice: get the vaccine, or lose your job. The White House’s announcement to unconstitutionally mandate vaccines for private businesses is expected to include a fine for persons who do not comply at companies with more than 100 employees.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Last year, Joe Biden promised that he wouldn’t push a vaccine mandate. Just 10 months into his failed presidency, he’s either forgotten what he said or deliberately gone back on his word. Biden’s unconstitutional vaccine mandate is a gross overreach of government and he knows it. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say that Biden has this power. This isn’t about controlling COVID, it’s about controlling the lives of American families and making government as big and powerful as he can.

“I had COVID, I got the vaccine and I encourage everyone to talk with their doctor and consider doing the same. The government’s role here is to educate and inform, not force this choice on the American people. Everything Joe Biden does makes things worse for families and businesses in Florida and across America. That’s why I’ve introduced multiple bills to push back on Biden’s unconstitutional, job-killing mandates. Of course, the Democrats block them at every turn. While it’s clear that Democrats will do anything to defend Biden’s failed, socialist agenda, I won’t stop fighting to protect American workers.”Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott to America’s Supply Chain Leaders: Let’s Work Together to Get America Back on Track

Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to America’s supply chain leaders thanking them for their hard work to keep the American economy running during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In his letter, Senator Scott highlights his concerns with the Biden administration’s disastrous policies and socialist agenda which has imposed unconstitutional vaccine mandates and created labor shortages, causing a massive supply chain crisis and further fueling inflation that’s hurting America’s poorest families. Senator Scott is requesting input from these leaders on the challenges they’re facing and what solutions can be implemented to help families across America get what they need. Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: NDAA Must Immediately Come to the Senate Floor

Senator Rick Scott joined his colleagues in a press conference about Senator Schumer’s choice to continue delaying the Senate’s vote on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which includes nearly $778 billion in defense spending, a $25 billion increase over President Joe Biden’s inadequate budget request. Senator Scott is also calling for the NDAA to include his legislation which would establish a joint select committee tasked with investigating Biden’s failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The top priority of government is to keep our country safe, but it’s been nearly four months since the Armed Services Committee passed the NDAA, and Senator Schumer has yet to bring the bill to the floor. We all saw the Biden administration’s utter failure in Afghanistan. Hundreds of Americans are still stuck behind enemy lines. That’s why the NDAA must include my bill establishing a joint select committee to investigate Biden’s failed Afghanistan withdrawal and to hold him accountable. Our adversaries are getting stronger while Joe Biden is letting our reputation wither and Senator Schumer plays political games. It’s time to take decisive action and give our military the resources they need. We can’t put our national security at risk.” Watch more in the video HERE or below.

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Sen. Rick Scott: President Biden’s “Build Back Broke” Agenda will Bankrupt America

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following a report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business finding that President Biden’s “Build Back Better” proposal is not only not paid for, but would increase U.S. debt by nearly $2.5 TRILLION. In his fight to fund his failed, socialist agenda, President Biden’s massive and reckless spending bill relies on $1.95 trillion in new taxes on American families and businesses, as well a 15% corporate minimum tax.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Every day since he took office, Joe Biden has been lying to the American people. As America’s debt climbs to a staggering $30 TRILLION, Biden first said his bill costs $0.00. That’s a lie. Now, he’s digging deeper and keeps falsely claiming that his ‘Build Back Better’ plan is fully paid for. Another boldfaced lie exposed by this latest report from the Wharton School of Business. Here’s the truth, Joe Biden and the Democrats have completely lost touch with reality. In their desperate attempt to push forward a radical and reckless socialist spending plan, Democrats are willing to raise taxes for every American family and business, further fuel their raging inflation crisis and ignore the facts and wishes of American families until they get their way. Even worse, Democrats are willing to do all of this while making sure to carve out huge tax breaks for their rich friends in liberal, high-tax states with a massive SALT cap repeal. It’s disgusting. American families are sick and tired of Biden’s lies and socialist demands. I won’t stop fighting this disastrous bill and the insane debt it will create that will bankrupt our nation, fuel inflation and make life even harder for American families.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Sen. Inhofe to Demand Information on Woke Indoctrination in the Military

This week, Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Jim Inhofe and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in a letter to General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, requesting detailed information on the costs of implementing the Biden administration’s woke social agenda within the Department of Defense (DOD), including efforts surrounding climate change, extremism and critical race theory. Read more from Senator Inhofe’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: We Must Pass the Sunshine Protection Act & Make Daylight Saving Permanent

Ahead of the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 7th, Senator Rick Scott is calling on the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the Sunshine Protection Act, to end the twice-yearly time change and make Daylight Saving Time the national year-round standard. Senator Scott is leading this bill with Senator Marco Rubio. In 2018, as Governor of Florida, Senator Scott signed legislation which, pending federal approval, would exempt Florida from the time change practice and allow the state to remain on Daylight Saving Time year round.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Changing the clock twice a year is outdated and unnecessary. We need to give families in Florida more sunshine, not less! I’m proud to be leading this bipartisan legislation with Senator Rubio that makes a much-needed change and benefits so many in Florida and across the nation. It’s time for Congress to act, and we can begin by having the U.S. Senate pass this good bill today.” Read more HERE.

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Sen. Rick Scott & Sen. Marco Rubio Introduce PATRIA Y VIDA Act to Bypass Authoritarian Internet Crackdowns

Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Bill Hagerty in introducing the Protecting Against Tyrants by Restoring Internet Access and Yielding Vital Interconnectivity in Designated Areas (PATRIA Y VIDA) Act. The Cuban regime’s censorship of internet access across the island during the historic July 11th protests highlights the need for this groundbreaking legislation. The PATRIA Y VIDA Act would build a strategy to protect internet freedom worldwide and strengthen support for technologies that allow users to evade foreign government-backed censorship and restrictions.

Senator Rick Scott said, “I’m honored to join Senator Rubio in introducing the Patria y Vida Act to ensure those fighting for freedom and democracy have internet access and cannot be silenced by oppressive regimes. This summer, the message of ‘Patria y Vida’ spread from Cuba across the world, making it clear that the time of the illegitimate communist Cuban dictatorship is over. Even in the face of internet blackouts, the Cuban people rose up and proved they could not be silenced by the cowardly communist regime. Now it is time for America to act. As the world’s greatest beacon of democracy, the United States do everything in our power to support freedom and democracy activists across the globe fighting against oppression and tyranny. I urge my colleagues to join in supporting this important bill.” Read more in English and Spanish from Senator Rubio’s office HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Joins Sen. Inhofe to Demand Information on Woke Indoctrination in the Military

This week, Senator Rick Scott joined Senator Jim Inhofe and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in a letter to General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, requesting detailed information on the costs of implementing the Biden administration’s woke socialist agenda within the Department of Defense, including efforts surrounding climate change, extremism and critical race theory. Read more from Senator Inhofe’s office 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. This week, a report from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business found that President Biden’s “Build Back Better” proposal is not only not paid for, but would increase U.S. debt by nearly $2.5 TRILLION further fueling his raging inflation crisis. In his fight to fund his failed, socialist agenda, President Biden’s massive and reckless spending bill relies on $1.95 trillion in new taxes on American families and businesses, as well a 15% corporate minimum tax. Read more HERE.

Fox Business: GOP senators state intent to block vaccine mandate funding in letter to Schumer

The Hill: Republicans press Milley over progressive military agenda

Seattle Times: U.S. senators grill FAA chief over safety reforms and impact of vaccine mandate

WFLA: ‘Make daylight saving permanent:’ Rick Scott calls on Senate to pass Sunshine Protection Act

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Asks Business Leaders for Help to Improve the Supply Chain

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Tells G-20 Leaders He Won’t Support a Global Minimum Corporate Tax

Voz de America: Senador Scott a favor de suspensión de Nicaragua de CAFTA

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. 

For more information and to find out where you can get the shot, visit floridahealthcovid19.gov/vaccines

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