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  • CRIST ON CNN SAYS SESSIONS RECUSAL NOT ENOUGH
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) was a guest on CNN Today, where he doubled down on his call for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign. As the former Attorney General of Florida, Crist called for Sessions' resignation earlier today as well as for a 9/11-style investigation into the Trump Administration's Russian connections. Click here to watch: Read more

  • CRIST JOINS MAJOR BIPARTISAN PUSH TO PROTECT MEDICARE ADVANTAGE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) added his name to a bipartisan letter signed by over 250 members of Congress voicing strong support for preserving and strengthening the Medicare Advantage program. In Florida's 13th district, over 40 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, which provides additional benefits such as dental care, eyeglasses, and wellness programs. "Many seniors in need of specific benefits or lower costs choose Medicare Advantage," ... Read more

  • CRIST DEMANDS TRANSPARENCY FROM TRUMP ADMINISTRATION
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Before an anticipated vote in the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voiced his strong support for Congressman Jerrold Nadler's resolution (H.Res. 111) that would require the Department of Justice to provide Congress with all available information on the Trump Administration's potential conflicts of interest, ethics violations, and Russian connections. In addition to cosponsoring H.Res. 111, Crist backed an effort led by Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. calling... Read more

  • CRIST: ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) responds to President Trump's address before a Joint Session of Congress. Click here to watch. Read more

  • CRIST REQUESTS FLORIDA DELEGATION WORK TOGETHER ON FLOOD INSURANCE
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) formally requested that the bipartisan Florida Congressional Delegation meet on reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, an issue that greatly impacts Pinellas County and residents across the state. This request comes on the heels of the Congressman's participation in the recent Pinellas County Federal Delegation meeting where the need for affordable flood insurance was discussed by local officials. "Floridians depend on the National F... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON ADMINISTRATION ATTACK ON TRANSGENDER STUDENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced it is rescinding the landmark joint guidance issued by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice confirming that Title IX’s nondiscrimination protections applied to transgender students. "This action sends a frightening message that the Administration does not care about the safety of transgender children in our nation’s schools," said Crist. "While repealing this guidance d... Read more

  • CRIST GUEST TO PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS LOCAL STUDENT FOCUSED ON HELPING REFUGEES
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced that local St. Pete student Oliver Hess will be his guest for next Tuesday's Presidential Address before a Joint Session of Congress. Hess, an 8th grader from Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, is helping a Syrian refugee family fleeing persecution resettle in Florida as part of his school’s annual “passion project.” Oliver’s work was highlighted in a letter he sent to Congressman Crist recently on the subject, expressing conce... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR SWIFT ACTION TO PROTECT JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTERS FROM THREATS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) added his support to the below letter led by Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) and Joseph Crowley (NY-14) calling for the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, and the FBI to swiftly assess and address the recent wave of threats made against Jewish Community Centers nationwide. The letter, signed by over 150 bipartisan members of Congress, calls on these agencies to outline the steps being taken to prevent and respond to suc... Read more

  • CRIST ADDS VOICE FOR PUSH TO PROTECT PLANNED PARENTHOOD
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) signed onto a letter spearheaded by the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus voicing strong opposition to attempts to undermine funding for Planned Parenthood and other family planning organizations under the Title X National Family Planning Program. This push is in advance of a scheduled vote in the House later this week. "Title X-funded health centers, like Planned Parenthood, provide birth control, mammograms, cancer screenings and family planning servi... Read more

  • CRIST LANDS POSITIONS ON ENVIRONMENT AND SPACE SUBCOMMITTEES
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has elected to join the Subcommittees on Space and the Environment as a member of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. The Subcommittee on Space oversees NASA, national space policy, and commercial space activities, an industry that represents 132,000 jobs, pumping $17.7 billion into Florida's economy. The Subcommittee on Environment has jurisdiction over climate change and environmental research at NASA, NOAA, and the EPA, including th... Read more

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