Fighting for Florida

Happy Fourth of July

On this Independence Day, I want to wish a safe and happy Fourth of July to the Floridians I have the honor of representing in Washington and to all Americans across the nation.

As we gather with family and friends to celebrate our country’s independence, I’d like us to pause to remember what an exceptional nation we call home.

When the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, America was born as a free and democratic nation -- the first nation ever founded on the idea that our rights come from God and it is our government’s job to protect those rights. For 240 years now, our people have prospered and our nation has been uniquely blessed.

While we celebrate America's history on this Fourth of July, we must also look forward to our nation’s future. It is up to each generation of Americans to preserve the freedoms of our founding and leave behind an exceptional nation for the next generation to inherit.

May God bless you and your families on this Independence Day, may God bless the state of Florida, and may God always bless the United States of America.