US Senator Rick Scott’s Week in Review 08/12/2022


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Today, following the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) unprecedented raid of former President Trump’s home earlier this week, Senator Rick Scott sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding full accountability and transparency from the agencies, including any supporting documentation, about the motivations and justifications for the FBI’s actions at Mar-a-Lago. 

Read more in the Washington Examiner  HERE. Read Senator Scott’s full letter to Attorney General Garland and Director Wray HERE.

This week, Senator Scott also joined Senator James Lankford, a fellow member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs, in a letter demanding that Chairman Gary Peters call on the Department of Justice, FBI and National Archives to commit to full transparency and come before the Committee to brief its members and the American people about the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Read more from Fox News HERE.

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

Sen. Rick Scott on FBI Raid of Mar-a-Lago: Americans Are Watching; Biden, Garland & Wray MUST Provide Answers TODAY

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the FBI’s unprecedented raid yesterday of former President Trump’s home.

Senator Rick Scott said, “If Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray do not make public statements today explaining to the American people exactly what they did at Mar-a-Lago and why, they will have lost what little public trust they may have had and no longer deserve to remain in office. All related records must be made available to Congress NOW and every Republican must demand accountability. Since President Biden claims he didn’t know, he needs to come out today and demand that all facts be presented to the American people.

“When Republicans retake the majority in the Senate, there will be a thorough and aggressive investigation. Everything needs to be on the table for AG Garland, including impeachment if he doesn’t come out today and explain what happened. Today, the nation is watching and we demand answers.”Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott, Ranking Member Portman Lead HSGAC Republicans in Demanding Hearing on Chinese Influence and Information Theft at U.S. Federal Reserve Banks

U.S. Senators Rick Scott (R-FL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee (HSGAC), Ron Johnson (R-WI), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK), Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) sent a letter to Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), HSGAC Chairman, requesting a hearing with Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell and leadership at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding Chinese influence and information theft at U.S. Federal Reserve Banks. A recently released report issued by Ranking Member Portman details China’s malign efforts to target, influence, and undermine the U.S. Federal Reserve.

“We write today regarding the troubling issues raised by the recent Minority Staff Report from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (HSGAC) highlighting China’s influence and threat to the Federal Reserve System of the United States,” wrote the senators. “As the committee charged with oversight of the federal government, HSGAC should act on the Minority Staff Report and hold a hearing with Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell and leadership at the FBI to get answers on these urgent and sensitive matters, and to better understand the next steps in responding to this threat. The American people deserve nothing less than full accountability from their government, and we urge you to take up this matter and hold a public hearing on this report.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott Slams Passage of Democrats’ Reckless Tax-and-Spending Spree

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement slamming Democrats’ completely partisan passage of their reckless tax-and-spending spree that spends billions to supersize the IRS, cuts Medicare for seniors, increases the tax burden on American families and businesses and does NOTHING to combat Biden’s raging inflation.

Senator Rick Scott said, “After helping Joe Biden drive America into a recession and create the highest inflation in 40 years, Senate Democrats just doubled down on their attacks by targeting seniors, job creators and every American family. With their new reckless tax-and-spending spree, Democrats have launched a WAR ON SENIORS and a WAR ON AMERICAN JOBS that hikes taxes and will result in far fewer life-saving drugs. Worse still, with a supersized IRS that just got $80 BILLION more in its budget to hire 87,000 more agents, Joe Biden’s federal government is coming after every penny you have with more audits. The Democrats’ radical socialist agenda of bigger government and higher taxes isn’t working. The only thing that will come from this is even MORE SPENDING, HIGHER TAXES AND MORE INFLATION. The Democrats are destroying our country, killing retirements and crushing the American Dream for millions, but they don’t care. This is a sad day for the country, but I will never stop fighting for Florida families and to put an end to Joe Biden’s failed agenda.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott: Before Even One More IRS Agent is Hired, We Must Secure the Border

Senator Rick Scott released the following statement announcing his amendment to the Democrats’ reckless tax-and-spending spree, which would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from hiring any additional agents until U.S. Border Patrol doubles its force and hires 18,000 more border patrol agents to fully secure the U.S. southern border. Since October 2021, more than TWO MILLION people have illegally entered the United States.

In their reckless tax-and-spending spree bill, Democrats are pushing to supersize the IRS by increasing its budget by more than $80 BILLION and allowing it to hire over 87,000 additional agents to massively increase audits on hardworking families and small businesses. The Democrats’ plans to expand the IRS would make it larger than the Pentagon, FBI, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department COMBINED.

Senator Rick Scott said, “The historic crisis that Joe Biden has created on the southern border by failing to enforce our laws is threatening the national security of the United States every day. Savage cartels own our U.S. border now. This fiscal year, more than TWO MILLION people have illegally entered the United States. Drugs are pouring into our communities and killing thousands and thousands of Americans. IT MUST END NOW. 

“Are Democrats doing anything to support border patrol as President Biden’s massive border crisis rages on? NO. Instead, they want to supersize the IRS and add 87,000 more agents to hunt down and audit even more families and small businesses. It’s a disgusting misuse of taxpayer money and the last thing American families want as drugs flood their communities and they continue to feel the crushing pain of inflation and rising prices. Today, I am asking every senator to go on the record and say that before even one additional IRS agent is hired, we must give border patrol the support it needs and double its force with 18,000 more border patrol agents. Republicans have been clear in our support for the brave members of border patrol. It’s time for Democrats to join us and give these men and women the reinforcements they and our nation need and deserve.” Read more HERE.

Senador Rick Scott: Antes de contratar a un agente más del IRS, debemos asegurar la frontera

El Senador Rick Scott emitió la siguiente declaración hoy anunciando su enmienda a la ola imprudente de impuestos y gastos de los demócratas, que prohibiría al Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS, por sus siglas en inglés) contratar agentes adicionales hasta que la Patrulla Fronteriza de EE. UU. duplique su fuerza y contrate a 18.000 agentes de Patrulla Fronteriza más para asegurar completamente la frontera sur de EE. UU. Desde octubre de 2021, más de DOS MILLONES de personas han ingresado ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos. 

En su imprudente proyecto de ley de juerga de impuestos y gastos, los demócratas están presionando para aumentar el tamaño del IRS extendiendo su presupuesto en más de $ 80 MIL MILLONES y permitiéndole contratar a más de 87,000 agentes adicionales para aumentar masivamente las auditorías en familias trabajadoras y pequeñas empresas. Los planes de los demócratas para expandir el IRS, lo harían más grande que el Pentágono, el FBI, Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza y el Departamento de Estado COMBINADOS.

El Senador Rick Scott dijo: “La crisis histórica que Joe Biden ha creado en la frontera sur al no hacer cumplir nuestras leyes amenaza la seguridad nacional de los Estados Unidos todos los días. Los cárteles salvajes ahora son dueños de nuestra frontera Americana. Este año fiscal, más de DOS MILLONES de personas han ingresado ilegalmente a los Estados Unidos. Las drogas están llegando a nuestras comunidades y matando a miles y miles de estadounidenses. ESTO DEBE TERMINAR YA”.

“¿Están haciendo algo los demócratas para apoyar a la patrulla fronteriza mientras continúa la crisis fronteriza masiva del Presidente Biden? NO. En cambio, quieren aumentar el tamaño del IRS y agregar 87,000 agentes más para cazar y auditar aún más familias y pequeñas empresas. Es un repugnante mal uso del dinero de los contribuyentes y lo último que quieren las familias estadounidenses mientras las drogas inundan sus comunidades y continúan sintiendo el dolor aplastante de la inflación y el aumento de los precios. Hoy le pido a cada senador que haga constar y diga que antes de que se contrate a un agente adicional del IRS, debemos brindar a la patrulla fronteriza el apoyo que necesita y duplicar su fuerza con 18,000 agentes de patrulla fronteriza más. Los republicanos han sido claros en nuestro apoyo a los valientes miembros de la patrulla fronteriza. Es hora de que los demócratas se unan a nosotros y den a estos hombres y mujeres los refuerzos que ellos y nuestra nación necesitan y merecen”. Lea mas AQUI.

Sen. Rick Scott on CPI Inflation Report: Every Day that Biden is President, Florida Families Suffer

Following the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Senator Rick Scott released the below statement highlighting the need to implement substantive fiscal reforms to end the ongoing inflation crisis fueled by the Biden administration’s reckless tax-and-spend agenda. July’s CPI data shows that there has been significant inflation nearly every month of Biden’s presidency. While year over year consumer prices increased 8.5% in July, food prices reached an inflationary level not seen since 1979.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Washington is broken and backwards. While I have been demanding an end to reckless spending, Democrats in Washington have responded to a 40-year high in prices by greenlighting another nearly $1 TRILLION in deficit spending in just the last two weeks through the CHIPS Act and so-called ‘Inflation Reduction Act’. You can’t fight inflation with a non-stop spending spree, but that’s all we can expect from Joe Biden and the radical socialist Democrats here in Washington. Even as Biden drives the country into a recession, all the Democrats seem capable of is cutting Medicare, spending your money and raising your taxes. The Biden administration has made clear that it is waging a war on our seniors, a war on American families and a war on our economy. Until this incompetent president is out of office, Florida families will continue to suffer.” Read more HERE.

Sen. Rick Scott on PPI Inflation Report: Biden’s Inflation Tax is Crushing American Job Creators

Senator Rick Scott released the below statement following the latest Producer Price Index (PPI) releasefrom the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which showed inflation continued to rise over the year, increasing 9.8% in July.

Senator Rick Scott said, “Job creators in Florida and across America are struggling. Prices aren’t dropping, hiring is harder than ever and now Democrats are pouring salt in the wounds of our businesses by raising taxes and greenlighting even more inflation-fueling spending. This is what happens when you have a president who has never run a business, an administration filled with lifelong bureaucrats and a Congress led by career politicians. The only way things will get better is if we stop the reckless government spending, balance the budget and put folks who have commonsense and give a damn back in charge. Joe Biden and the other so-called ‘leaders’ in Washington right now haven’t got a clue and it’s time they put our country first and step aside.” 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 following the release of July’s terrible inflation data. Data continues to show that inflation is significantly elevated under President Joe Biden’s administration, with Consumer Price Index increasing 8.5% and Producer Price Index increasing 9.8% over the year. Read more HERE.

Fox Business: Sen. Rick Scott: Trump raid should ‘scare the living daylights’ out of every American

Fox News: Senators Lankford, Scott demand homeland security briefing on FBI raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Fox Business: Sen. Scott: We know the Biden administration ‘targets’ their opponents

The Hill: Rick Scott: Wray, Garland and Biden must ‘take all questions’ at news conference on Mar-a-Lago raid

Forbes: ‘It Must End Now’: Rick Scott Proposes Southern Border Amendment In Inflation Reduction Act

Real Clear Politics: Sen. Rick Scott: American Businesses Need To Realize Major Risk Of Doing Business In China

Breitbart: Sen. Rick Scott: Inflation Reduction Act Is a ‘War on Medicare’

Newsmax: Rick Scott Wants Biden, DOJ, FBI to Explain Raid on Trump’s Estate

The Hill: Sen. Rick Scott says Inflation Reduction Act is ‘a war on Medicare’

CBS Miami: Sen. Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Share Thoughts On FBI’s Search Of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Residence

WESH: Sen. Rick Scott writes letter to DOJ attorney general and FBI director about Mar-a-Lago search

Florida Daily: Florida’s Senators Vote Against Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act

Florida Daily: Rick Scott Backs Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Taiwan, Says U.S. Will Not Abandon an Ally

WRADIO: Estoy muy preocupado por la democracia de Colombia: Rick Scott, senador de EE.UU.

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