Crist Statement on 49th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the 49th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. “Forty-nine years ago, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Roe v. Wade that solidified a woman’s right to privacy and her freedom to make her own reproductive healthcare decisions,” said Rep. Crist. “It was – and, for now, st...

Crist Supports Improved Access To Veterans’ Benefits

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Washington, DC—U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of H.R. 4673, the Ensuring Veterans' Smooth Transition Act, or EVEST Act. The bill, which passed by a vote of 265-163, automatically enrolls eligible service members into VA healthcare upon transition to civilian life. Currently, veterans eligible for VA care must proactively opt-in ...

Crist Announces Largest Ever Investment in Everglades Restoration from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a historic investment of $1.1 billion for Florida Everglades restoration from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the largest single investment in the Everglades in U.S. history. This new federal investment comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released its spend plan for the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The plan also includes funding to support Pine...

Crist Announces $245 Million for Florida Bridges

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) released this statement following the Federal Highway Administration’s announcement of the largest bridge formula program in American history, made possible by the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Congressman Crist was proud to support. The program represents the largest investment ever made in fixing our brid...

Crist Stands Strong to Protect the Right to Vote, House Passes Comprehensive Voting Rights Legislation

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act, comprehensive voting rights legislation that improves access to the ballot, safeguards the integrity of our elections, and protects our democracy from those who wish to undermine it. The bill also restores the full force of the Voting Righ...

Crist Supports Equal GI Bill Education Benefits for National Guard and Reserve Forces

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D –St. Petersburg) issued this statement following House passage of H.R. 1836, the Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act, bipartisan legislation that expands access to GI Bill education benefits to members of the National Guard and Reserve Forces. Through the GI Bill, servicemembers accrue benefits to help them pay for college and job training. Th...

Congressional Democrats Press DeSantis for Omicron Policies that Protect Floridian’s Health and Economy

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Washington, DC – Today, Florida’s Congressional Democrats united to press Gov. Ron DeSantis to embrace testing, vaccination and local control policies that more aggressively protect the health and well-being of Florida’s residents and businesses as a surge in the new Omicron variant negatively impacts schools, hospitals, municipalities and various job sectors. “Floridians want to get back to life ...

Crist Requests Additional Personnel and Resources for Florida’s National Guard

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Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau, General Daniel Hokanson, requesting a more equitable allocation of personnel and resources for the Florida National Guard. Despite being the third-most populous and fourth-most disaster-prone state in the country, Florida’s approximately 11,000 Guard personnel ranks it 53...

Crist Statement Marking One Year Since January 6th Insurrection

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) released this statement marking one year since the deadly January 6 Insurrection when a violent mob attacked the U.S. Capitol as Congress convened to certify President Joe Biden’s election to the Presidency. “January 6, 2021 was one of the darkest days in American history. Violent extremists not only attacked the Capitol buildin...

Crist, Mace Introduce Senior Guardianship Social Security Protection Act

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Washington, DC - U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Nancy Mace (R-SC) announce introduction of the bipartisan Senior Guardianship Social Security Protection Act, legislation that directs state courts to notify the Social Security Administration (SSA) when a court-appointed guardian is removed for-cause, in order to block them from collecting Social Security benefits on behal...

Crist Announces $4.7 Million For Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Florida

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Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced 5 separate grants totaling $4,759,529 awarded by the Department of Justice to Florida and Pinelles entities. This comes after Crist announced over $7 million in Department of Justice grant funding to Florida law enforcement last week. "Throughout my entire career, the safety and security of Florida families has been a top priority,” said Rep. Crist...

Crist Urges CDC to Release Omicron Data DeSantis Withholds

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Washington, DC – Following reports that the State of Florida is withholding COVID-19 data on the vaccination status of those infected, hospitalized, or deceased by COVID-19, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging the agency to release vaccination status data as soon as possible. As cases of t...

Crist Announces $120,000 to Help Pinellas Families Gain Financial Independence

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $120,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Pinellas County Housing Authority to ease the transition for Pinellas families receiving assistance that are trying to earn to work towards financial independence. This funding will be administered by the Pinellas County Housing Authority as part of HUD’s Family Self-S...

Crist, Demings Call for USCIS to Set Timeline for Clearing Employment Authorization Backlog

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) and Val Demings (D-FL) released the following joint statement calling on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to set a timeline to clear the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) backlog that has impacted the ability of asylum seekers to find and keep jobs in the United States. This comes after USCIS Director ...

Crist Urges Increased Access to Affordable COVID-19 Rapid Tests

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Washington, DC – With a surge in COVID-19 cases as a result of the omicron variant, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) sent a letter yesterday to President Biden requesting the Administration focus on increasing access to affordable COVID-19 testing options for low-income, uninsured Americans. On December 2, 2021, President Biden announced that health insurance will reimburse Ame...

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