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Rep. Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz

Republican, Florida, 1st District
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Office Phone: 202-225-2777
Committees:
Armed Services
Budget
Judiciary

DISTRICT SNAPSHOT
Among children in this district:
21.7% of children are in poverty
22.0% of children under 6 are in poverty
7.7% of children are in extreme poverty
16.0% are food insecure
6.6% lack health insurance

Sources: 2017 Annual Community Survey, US Dept. of Agriculture

Gaetz on Child Poverty

  • voted for H.R.1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which provided for tax cuts that disporportionately favor wealthy individuals and corporations. The bill is projected to add $1.5 trillion to the national debt over ten years, which could lead to future cuts to important social safety net programs. The bill also repeals the individual health insurance mandate established under the Affordable Care Act, jeopardizing health insurance coverage for millions of people.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2832, the Welfare Reform and Upward Mobility Act, which would create sweeping new means-testing requirements for safety net programs and increase reporting requirements for such programs.

  • co-sponsored H.R.5861, the Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services for Success Act, which would make a number of changes to the TANF program, including universal engagement and case management services. The bill places a greater burden on states to move recipients out of the program and into jobs, and otherwise restricts state programs.

  • Gaetz on Child Health

  • voted for H.R.195, the HEALTHY KIDS Act, which extended funding for the federal government by three weeks and extended CHIP for six years.

  • voted for H.R.315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, which would provide for the identification of areas of need with respect to maternity care health professionals.

  • co-sponsored H.R.352, the State Health Flexibility Act, which would convert Medicaid and CHIP to block grant programs.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1072, the Obamacare Replacement Act, which would repeal several provisions of the Affordable Care Act and replace it with tax incentives and benefits to support the purchase of private health care.

  • voted against H.R.1370, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, which extended funding for the government by four weeks and retroactively funded CHIP for the first half of fiscal year 2018.

  • voted for H.R.1628, the American Health Care Act, which would have repealed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, repealed the individual and employer health care mandates, and otherwise modified the private health insurance market.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1718, the ObamaCare Repeal Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act and restore provisions of law amended by those acts.

  • voted against H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended CHIP for four additional years, funded a home visiting program for new mothers, funded community health centers, and modified funding and eligibilty requirements for foster care prevention services.

  • voted against H.R.2422, the Action for Dental Health Act, which would establish a CDC grant program to improve access to dental care for underserved communities.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3276, the Responsible Path to Full Obamacare Repeal Act, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act, effective October 1, 2018.

  • voted for H.R.3922, the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act, which would extend CHIP and Community Health Centers funding. CHIP and Community Health Centers were eventually funded through a series of budget bills.

  • voted for H.R.6311, the Increasing Access to Lower Premium Plans and Expanding Health Savings Accounts Act, which would modify rules regarding health savings accounts and allow for the sale of bare bones health plans on the health care exchanges. Often these plans are purchased by lower-income individuals who are unaware that the benefits offered by the plan are extremely limited.

  • Gaetz on Child Welfare

  • voted against H.R.2824, the Increasing Opportunity and Success for Children and Parents through Evidence-Based Home Visiting Act, which would reauthorize the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for five years, and require grantees to match federal funds beginning in fiscal year 2020. MIECHV was eventually reauthorized through H.R.1892, the Bipartisan Budget Act, without a state matching requirement.

  • voted for H.R.2847, the Improving Services for Older Youth in Foster Care Act, which would authorize states to extend foster care eligibilty up to age 21 and to increase age limits on other programs for youths who have aged out of foster care.

  • voted against H.R.2866, the Reducing Unnecessary Barriers for Relative Foster Parents Act, which would require the Department of Health and Human Services to identify model standards for the licensing of foster family homes and to evaluate state plans against those standards.

  • voted for H.R.5890, the Assisting States’ Implementation of Plans of Safe Care Act, which would provide states with guidance and technical assistance for the safe care of infants affected by prenatal substance use.

  • Gaetz on Youth Justice

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    Gaetz on Gun Violence Prevention

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow individuals licensed for concealed carry in one state to possess or carry a concealed weapon in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

  • co-sponsored H.R.367, the Hearing Protection Act, which would loosen laws restricting sales of firearm silencers.

  • Gaetz on Housing

  • voted against H.R.5793, the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration Act, which would establish a demonstration program to encourage families receiving housing voucher assistance to move to lower-poverty areas.

  • Gaetz on Nutrition

  • voted against H.R.2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act, which would cut SNAP benefits by $20 billion over ten years through more stringent work requirements and elimination of other programs; the bill would also create additional barriers to receiving SNAP benefits.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2996, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reform Act, which would prohibit waivers of SNAP work requirements, shorten the time during which an individual may remain eligible without working, and make SNAP allotments for states contingent on compliance with these new requirements.

  • co-sponsored H.R.3151, the Food Stamp Integrity Act, which would permanently disqualify for SNAP beneifts individuals found guilty of a long list of criminal conduct, eliminate certain exemptions from work requirements, and increase oversight of SNAP recipients.

  • Gaetz on Early Childhood Development

  • voted for H.R.695, the Child Protection Improvements Act, which would establish a background check system for individuals who care for children, the elderly, or individuals with disabilities.

  • Gaetz on Education

  • voted for H.J.RES.57, the resolution that nullified a Department of Education rule providing for federal standards for states implementing plans to meet the needs of historically marginalized groups under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.

  • co-sponsored H.R.899, a bill to terminate the Department of Education, which would eliminate the Department of Education.

  • co-sponsored H.R.1510, the States’ Education Reclamation Act, which would abolish the Department of Education and repeal any program for which it has administrative responsibility.

  • co-sponsored H.R.2245, the ZZZ’s to A’s Act, which would direct the Department of Education to study the relationship between school start times and adolescent health, well-being, and performance.

  • voted for and co-sponsored H.R.4909, the STOP School Violence Act, which would reauthorize a grant program for school security to train local law enforcement, school personnel, and students and to develop an anonymous reporting system for violent threats at school.

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