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AFP Thanks Matt Gaetz for Standing Against Higher Federal Spending

November 19, 2018

Sunshine State News Click Here to Read Online Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida chapter is feeling thankful for U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s, R-Fla., efforts to rein in federal spending and is letting Panhandle residents know of their gratitude. On Monday, AFP’s Florida chapter announced it was sending out a Thanksgiving themed piece in the mail…

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Bipartisan duo seek to make it easier for veterans to use medical marijuana

November 15, 2018

Washington Examiner Click Here to Read Online Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced legislation Wednesday that would make it more acceptable for veterans to be upfront about their medical marijuana use. “Our veterans are seeking alternative options to opioids and we should be supporting their desires not to be addicted to…

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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and Democratic ally back medical marijuana bills for veterans

November 14, 2018

Orlando Weekly Click Here to Read Online U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz and a Massachusetts Democrat on Wednesday introduced a package of legislation to change the Department of Veterans Affairs’ medical marijuana practices in an attempt to make cannabis a more realistic treatment option for veterans. Gaetz, a Northwest Florida Republican, joined with U.S. Rep. Seth…

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Rep. Gaetz Slams Broward County as ‘Banana Republic’ Over ‘Mysteriously Appearing’ Ballots

November 9, 2018

Fox News Insider Click Here to Read Online Rep. Matt Gaetz blasted Florida’s Broward County as a “banana republic” amid a post-midterm election dispute about uncounted ballots. Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) filed a lawsuit against Broward County, alleging that officials there are hiding critical information about the number of votes cast…

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‘Un-American and unacceptable’: Matt Gaetz wants Broward SOE suspended

November 9, 2018

Florida Politics Click Here to Read Online  Congressman Matt Gaetz, one of presumed Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis‘ transition chairs, called on Friday for the suspension of Broward County’s supervisor of elections. “The outrageous ballot-counting issues in Broward County are un-American and unacceptable. I call on Governor Scott to immediately suspend Brenda Snipes, Supervisor of Elections for Broward County,” Gaetz…

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Matt Gaetz wins U.S. House District 1 in midterm elections 2018

November 6, 2018

Pensacola News Journal Click Here to Read Online Matt Gaetz secured his second congressional term Tuesday night with a solid victory over Democratic challenger Jennifer Zimmerman. Gaetz secured the seat with about 67 percent of the votes, compared to Zimmerman’s nearly 33 percent. Gaetz also handily won the Republican primary in August, defeating challengers Cris Dosev…

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Gaetz: Declassified Documents Likely Will Reveal What DOJ, FBI ‘Hid’ From FISA Court

September 21, 2018

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said President Trump was right to order the declassification of a number of key documents connected with the FBI’s investigation of alleged Russian collusion with members of his campaign team. After ordering the declassification on Monday, Trump on Friday agreed to delay the release of key files related to the Russia investigation, asking…

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Rep. Matt Gaetz rips DEA deal with Canadian marijuana biz: ‘What happened to ‘buy American’?’

September 20, 2018

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency’s decision to import marijuana extracts from Canada has fired up Rep. Matt Gaetz, Florida Republican, in light of the Justice Department causing obstacles for the U.S. cannabis industry. Mr. Gaetz took to Twitter on Wednesday in response to a report that said the Justice Department has approved the import of cannabis compounds from…

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Gaetz: AG Sessions should go

September 19, 2018

PENSACOLA, Fla (WKRG) — Northwest Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz says U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign. “I think that he is impaired in doing the job and frankly he should step aside,” Gaetz told News 5. “Jeff Sessions is not in charge of the department of justice right now, Rod Rosenstein is.” Rosenstein is Sessions’ deputy…

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Matt Gaetz Gets his Medical Cannabis Research Act to the House Floor

September 16, 2018

Last week, freshman U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., scored a win as his proposal to expand medical marijuana research was advanced to the House floor. On Thursday, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, on which Gaetz sits, approved the Panhandle Republican’s “Medical Cannabis Research Act” on a voice vote. Gaetz introduced the bill in April and seven…