Latest True Fact-checks in Oil Spill Edward Markey stated on April 20, 2017 in a tweet: "Trump looking to open up E Coast & new areas for offshore oil drilling when Congress has passed no new safety standards since BP" Adam Putnam stated on April 19, 2011 in a posting on Twitter: Says he couldn't keep a 42-inch redfish he caught because of fishing rules. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated on December 1, 2010 in a press release: "A 5 percent increase in domestic production would increase the world supply by less than 1 percent and do almost nothing to our dependence on foreign oil. This would also have virtually no effect on the price of gas at the pump." Alex Sink stated on December 7, 2010 in a meeting of the Florida Cabinet: "150,000 (oil spill) claims have been filed by Floridians, but only 40 percent of them have been paid." Alex Sink stated on July 20, 2010 in remarks to reporters.: House Republicans who complained they didn't have enough time to consider a constitutional ban against oil drilling "shoved through a proposal in just a few days to open state waters to oil drilling." Marco Rubio stated on June 26, 2010 in an interview on "Fox & Friends": “We are picking up oil with shovels and paper and plastic bags.” Charlie Crist stated on July 1, 2010 in a speech at the Florida Association of Counties conference: "I have spent virtually every weekend since Memorial Day in the Panhandle." Chris Matthews stated on May 20, 2010 in an interview with Jay Leno on NBC's The Tonight Show: Halliburton gave Dick Cheney a $34 million payout when he left the company to join the presidential ticket. Alex Sink stated on May 15, 2010 in email: "Rick Scott's even saying he wants more offshore drilling." Progress Florida stated on May 3, 2010 in a press release.: "Incoming House Speaker Dean Cannon and incoming Senate President Mike Haridopolos have said they plan to champion efforts next legislative session to allow oil rigs off Florida's coast." Katrina vanden Heuvel stated on May 2, 2010 in a roundtable discussion on ABC's 'This Week': "At the moment, energy companies spend 0.25 percent on R&D."