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  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CANCELLED VOTE ON HEALTHCARE REPEAL
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after House Republicans pulled legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act from the floor today. “This is a win for the American people. It was a bad bill, plain and simple. It would have harmed our seniors, and particularly those who often don’t have a voice in the debate – ‘the least among us’ if you will, the poor and the disabled,” said Crist. “We have the opportunity now to drop the rhetoric, roll up our sleeves, an... Read more

  • CRIST'S FIRST BILL CUTS TAXES FOR MIDDLE CLASS SENIORS, BOLSTERS SOCIAL SECURITY
    Posted in Press Releases on March 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Committed to protecting seniors' earned benefits and strengthening Social Security, today Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced his first bill in Congress, providing tax relief to nearly 80 percent of seniors while increasing the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. The Save Social Security Act eliminates taxes on Social Security benefits for those making less than $100,000 a year and 'scraps the cap' on taxable income paid into Social Security for anyone earning more th... Read more

  • MAST, CRIST LEAD LETTER TO TRUMP: CREATE EVERGLADES RESTORATION INFRASTRUCTURE TASKFORCE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressmen Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Brian Mast (FL-18) today led a letter with 16 of their Florida colleagues urging President Donald Trump to “join our efforts to expedite and energize the federal government’s role” in restoring the Everglades. In the letter, the members call on the President to convene an “Everglades Restoration Taskforce” to develop a plan to “secure new infrastructure funding and accelerate project completion.” The letter was also signed by U.S. Reps. Gus Bilirakis (FL-12)... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BUDGET
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's FY2018 budget plan released today: "Budgets are statements of our values as a people. The statement made today by the Trump Administration is that climate change isn’t real, our environment is not important, diplomacy is a waste of time, medical breakthroughs aren't beneficial, the poor are on their own, and the arts, despite their small price tag, aren’t of significance," said Cri... Read more

  • CRIST ADVOCATES FOR PINELLAS PROJECTS BEFORE ENERGY & WATER SUBCOMMITTEE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) recently testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, which oversees funding for Army Corps infrastructure and environmental projects, about the importance of continued Congressional support to move key Pinellas projects forward. Crist advocated for shore protection efforts, navigation projects, and Everglades restoration that help preserve the local environment and strengthen the economy. Click here to view ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE REPEAL
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the Republican healthcare repeal bill would result in 14 million fewer Americans having health care coverage in 2018, with a total of 24 million Americans losing coverage by 2026. At the same time, those with coverage would see higher out-of-pocket costs, including higher deductibles and premium increases of 15-20 percent. The bill also would cut $880 billion fr... Read more

  • CURBELO, CRIST INTRODUCE FLOOD INSURANCE FAIRNESS ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Charlie Crist (FL-13) introduced the Flood Insurance Fairness Act, legislation that would expand the National Flood Insurance Program to provide relief to Americans paying for flood insurance on non-primary residences and rental properties. (Click here to view a copy of the legislation). “Pinellas County, a peninsula on a peninsula, is ground zero for climate change and the impact of rising sea levels and storm surge. In the face of these th... Read more

  • CRIST OPPOSES REPEALING HEALTHCARE PROTECTIONS, RAISING SENIORS' COSTS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), a staunch supporter of the Affordable Care Act, voiced his strong opposition to the Republican's repeal bill. This plan would result in over 10 million Americans losing their coverage, the removal of key protections for seniors and those with pre-existing conditions, and higher premiums, deductibles, and copays for working families and older Americans. "The plan Republicans have put forward falls far short of current law – driving up health care cost... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON CONGRESS, COURTS, AND AMERICAN PEOPLE TO STOP HARMFUL REFUGEE BAN
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement voicing his opposition to the new executive order banning refugees worldwide for 120 days, reducing the number of refugees admitted into the United States annually by over 50 percent, and restricting travel from six Muslim-majority countries. This follows Crist's opposition to the initial refugee and travel ban signed in January that multiple federal courts blocked as unconstitutional. "While it’s an improvement that Ira... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR SESSIONS RESIGNATION, INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN TIES
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions as well as an independent investigation into the Trump Administration's Russian connections. "As the former Attorney General of Florida, I find Attorney General Sessions’ actions inexcusable, and call for his immediate resignation. How can we have faith that the duties of the office of the Attorney General will be carried out when the chief legal officer of the ... Read more

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