WATCH: Sen. Rick Scott Makes First Speech on Senate Floor, Expresses Support for Puerto Rico

By  //  January 28, 2019

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introduced amendment to ensure Puerto Rico has resources to continue to rebuild

ABOVE VIDEO: Sen. Rick Scott made his first speech on the Senate floor last week and addressed the concerns about Puerto Rico. Scott filed an amendment to the Republican leadership’s government funding bill to provide an additional $600 million in disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico. 

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Sen. Rick Scott made his first speech on the Senate floor last week and addressed the concerns about Puerto Rico.

Scott filed an amendment to the Republican leadership’s government funding bill to provide an additional $600 million in disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico. The funding was included in a House version of the funding bill but not in the Senate version.

“The most important thing to every American is action over words,” said Scott.

“In Florida, we took aggressive action to support Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican community since before Hurricane Maria even made landfall, but our work isn’t done. Puerto Rico’s success is America’s success and Puerto Rico’s recovery is America’s recovery. Today, I’m introducing an amendment to ensure Puerto Rico has the resources they need to continue to rebuild and recover.

“Puerto Rico does not have a voice in the United States Senate. I intend to be that voice. I’m proud to fight for the people of Puerto Rico and will continue to do everything I can to take action for the Puerto Rican community, both in Florida and on the island.”

Sen. Rick Scott filed an amendment to the Republican leadership’s government funding bill to provide an additional $600 million in disaster recovery funding for Puerto Rico. The funding was included in a House version of the funding bill but not in the Senate version.

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