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February 22, 2024 • Brian Mast

The Army Corps Spent $1.5 Billion Repairing The Herbert Hoover Dike. Now, They Can’t Explain Why.

Last January, the Army Corps triumphantly announced the completion of an 18-year project to repair the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee at a total cost to taxpayers of $1.5 billion.

Over the nearly two-decade lifespan of the project, each time the Army Corps came asking for more taxpayer funding, the project was heralded as a necessity that would increase the capacity of Lake Okeechobee by more than a foot—reducing the need for harmful discharges to the coastal estuaries, making communities around the lake safer from flood risk and decreasing the risk of water shortage.

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August 15, 2022 • Brian Mast

I lost two legs serving in Afghanistan. Veterans need you today.

Exactly one year ago today, Joe Biden’s incompetence handed Afghanistan back to the Taliban – abandoning the mission where I lost two legs and part of my hand serving our country.

Joe Biden left Americans behind enemy lines, resulting in the death of U.S.

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August 4, 2022 • Brian Mast

Biden left them dead and abandoned

I left two legs in the deserts of Afghanistan, but what Joe Biden left there one year ago this month was far worse.

In his disastrous withdrawal – which his Administration spent almost zero time planning because they were apparently too busy teaching soldiers Critical Race Theory – it was the dead bodies of our allies that were left behind.

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July 19, 2022 • Brian Mast


Florida’s primary election is coming up on August 23rd and ballots to vote by mail have just been sent to those who requested one.

If you live in Martin, St. Lucie or Palm Beach Counties, you can get information on how to vote here:


If you are not yet registered to vote, the deadline to register in order to be eligible to vote in the primary election is July 25th.

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May 16, 2022 • Brian Mast

Why this month is important to me

May is Military Appreciation Month, and this one has a different feel to it than years past.

It’s always an important time to remember and honor the heroes who put their lives on the line for the greatest country in the world.

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May 12, 2022 • Brian Mast

Big Win For Clean Water

Big news! Last night, Congress passed my bill–the South Florida Clean Coastal Waters Act! 

This bill will mandate the federal government take action in the northern estuaries and South Florida to combat toxic algal blooms. 

It is the first-ever federal plan of its kind to force the federal government to take responsibility for the damage they have caused in our state.

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May 10, 2022 • Brian Mast

Why Defending Life Is A Personal Mission For Me

When I was serving in Afghanistan, I saw what true evil looks like.  I lost two legs and a finger when a Taliban bomb blew up beneath me.  I also held my fellow soldiers in my arms as the last breath of life left their bodies. 

As a father, on the other hand, I have seen the beauty of innocence and experienced the indisputable value of human life.

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May 9, 2022 • Brian Mast

We Did It: Escorts For Honor Flights Resume

Good news!

After calling out the Biden Administration for failing to support our veterans, they finally heard us:

The Biden Administration will resume escorts for Honor Flight trips!

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May 2, 2022 • Brian Mast

Another Slap In The Face For Veterans

This is one of the most ludicrous proposals I have heard during my time in Congress!

Given that Joe Biden’s record-breaking border crisis – which is already seeing roughly 5 illegal border crossings every single minute – is about to get even WORSE if his repeal of “Remain in Mexico” goes through, there are reports that he could be sending a new group to help deal with the chaos: doctors who work for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

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April 25, 2022 • Brian Mast

Mast Launches Campaign In FL-21

Today I am officially launching my re-election campaign in Florida’s 21st Congressional District.

While the 21st Congressional District may be a new number, it is largely the same district consisting of Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach Counties that I’ve had the honor to serve in Congress over the last 5 years.

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