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  • CRIST PURSUES JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL MORGAN, SHARES CASE WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is bringing President Trump's attention to the case of constituent Michael Morgan, who remains unjustly imprisoned after more than two decades. Crist is requesting the President's support to help finally bring justice to this case, as well as much-needed criminal justice reform efforts. Earlier this year, Crist shared Mr. Morgan's story of injustice with President Obama. For more information on Michael Morgan's case, click here. Please find a copy of ... Read more

  • Crist Joins in Introducing CLIMATE Act to Block President Trump’s Anti-Environment Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, 36 House Democrats led by Reps. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Doris Matsui (D-CA), Paul Tonko (D-NY), and Charlie Crist (D-FL) introduced legislation to prevent the implementation of President Trump’s recent executive order that rolls back environmental protections and severely weakens efforts to address global climate change. H.R. 1812, the “Congressional Leadership in Mitigating Administration Threats to the Earth” or CLIMATE Act declares the anti-environment executive order null and void and ... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON HOUSE INTEL CHAIRMAN DEVIN NUNES TO STEP DOWN
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on Congressman Devin Nunes to step down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. "Integrity really matters. It can be a matter of life and death when you are the leader of the committee charged with ensuring American security. If these reports prove accurate, Congressman Nunes must not only recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling, he must step down from his position as Chairman of the Intelligence Committee. This... Read more

  • CRIST, POLIQUIN INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL HELPING SENIORS SPEND GOLDEN YEARS IN THEIR OWN HOME
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) was joined by Congressman Bruce Poliquin (R-ME-02) in introducing the Senior Accessible Housing Act, bipartisan legislation to help seniors live more independently. The bill makes home modifications more affordable so seniors can more easily and safely continue living in their own residences as they grow older. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. John Conyers (D-MI-03), Dan Donovan (R-NY-11), John Garamendi (D-CA-03), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM-01... Read more

  • CRIST: ATTACKS ON CLIMATE POLICIES, SCIENCE PUT COASTAL COMMUNITIES AT RISK
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) spoke up today in defense of science and against attacks on climate policy. He voted against H.R. 1430, which would undermine the EPA's mission to protect the environment and public health by limiting its use of scientific data. Crist also voiced his opposition to the executive order issued by the Trump Administration yesterday rolling back key environmental protections. That move cedes American leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that cau... Read more

  • 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

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