Scott Highlights 'Big Wins for Florida' in recent NDAA

Scott Highlights 'Big Wins for Florida' in recent NDAA

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
June 30, 2023

After the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) – a member of the committee – applauded the bill which includes $886.3 billion in defense spending.

However, it is the “big wins for Florida” that Sen. Scott is the most excited about.

“Florida is home to 21 military bases and three unified combatant commands, nearly 64,000 active duty members, 38,000 reservists and over 1.5 million veterans. As Ranking Member on the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee for Personnel, I am grateful for the bipartisan work the Armed Services Committee has done to ensure our men and women in uniform are taken care of, and our military remains the most lethal force in the world,” stated Sen. Scott.

He would continue, “As the threat of China continues to grow, and our focus shifts to the Indo-Pacific, we must continue to make smart investments in our armed forces and continue bolstering our defense capabilities. As Florida’s senator, I’ve been proud to advocate for major investments in our defense capabilities and in Florida’s military bases over the past five years. We’re off to a great start for the 2024 NDAA, and I look forward to continuing to fight for priorities that matter most to Florida families and military communities on the Senate Floor.”

The NDAA includes a 5.2% pay raise for military servicemembers and improvements to Florida barracks such as Patrick Air Force Base and MacDill Air Force Base.

Moreover, the NDAA will authorize dependents of military servicemembers to receive space available dental care at armed forces facilities in certain remote or isolated locations.

Recently, Scott issued a second warning to socialists and communists thinking of coming to the Sunshine State.

He told them to “Think twice.”

“Let me give you a travel warning: If you’re a socialist, communist, somebody that believes in big government, I would think twice. Think twice if you’re thinking about taking a vacation or moving to Florida. We’re the free state of Florida. We actually don’t believe in socialism,” said Scott.

The Florida Senator reaffirmed that he is indeed running for reelection for the U.S. Senate, and not for the White House in 2024.

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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