Crist Announces Over $200,000 in Grants to Keep Pinellas Families Safe

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St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced two grants, totaling over $200,000, for Pinellas law enforcement to prevent and reduce crime, and most importantly, keep Pinellas residents safe. The grants are awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which aims to reduce crime and violence by assisting state and local law enforcement....

Crist Urges Florida Department of Education to Release $7 Billion for Florida Schools

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) joined members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran urging the release of the $7.04 billion to support Florida school districts address gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic allocated through the American Rescue Plan, which has been repe...

Crist Statement on Republican Iron Dome Delay

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement after a Republican Senator delayed $1 billion in supplemental funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome, an air defense system used to counter rocket and mortar attacks. Iron Dome successfully intercepted over 90% of the 4,400 rockets launched towards Israeli civilians by the terrorist group Hamas in May t...

Crist Blasts Unaffordable Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Under Risk Rating 2.0

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) implementation of the controversial Risk Rating 2.0 pricing methodology for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which goes into effect today and is expected to drastically raise flood insurance premiums on Florida homeowners. “Floridians rel...

Crist Statement on Jamie Spears Suspended as Britney’s Conservator

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement following the announcement that a judge has suspended her father, Jamie Spears, as conservator over her person and $60 million estate. “I’m thrilled Britney has another legal victory in her fight for her freedom! She has bravely fought and thankfully she’s getting results,” said Rep. Crist. “Each time we...

Crist Votes to Avert Government Shutdown

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of the Extending Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act, legislation to extend current government funding levels through December 3rd, averting a government shutdown. Without additional appropriated funds, the government would run out of funds and shutdown at midnight toni...

Crist Statement on Toxic Conservatorships Hearing

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement on today’s Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on toxic conservatorships/guardianships. This hearing follows Britney Spears’ bold fight for her freedom after spending 13 years in an abusive conservatorship. The hearing is being held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee. “I am so grateful that my colleag...

Crist Announces $425,000 for Largo Nonprofit

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St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $424,821 grant to Life-Skills, Empowerment, And Development Services (LEADS), a Pinellas County nonprofit based in Largo, for their Health Education and Relationship Training Services (HEARTS) Camps for High School Students. This grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be used to nurtur...

Crist Votes to Pass FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation which authorizes $768 billion in discretionary funding, a $36 billion increase from last year, to support our servicemembers, defend our country, and keep Florida families safe. The legislation includes valuable pro...

Crist Votes to Restore Roe v. Wade

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that creates a federal statutory right for health care providers to provide abortion care and requires access to abortion care free from medically unnecessary restrictions. The bill prohibits state and local governments from impedin...

Crist Votes to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House passage of the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, legislation to make an additional $1 billion available through September 2024 for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system to counter terrorist attacks. This funding is needed to replenish the Iron Dome defense system following the over 4,400 rockets lau...

Crist Salutes LGBTQ Veterans on Ten Year Anniversary of Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the ten year anniversary of the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy discriminating against LGBTQ servicemembers. "On this day ten years ago we repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', allowing LGBTQ servicemembers to serve their country freely and proudly as their true authentic selves. Today is an opportunity to recognize the ...

Crist Statement on Situation at Southern Border

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following reports that Haitians are being deported under President's Trump's Title 42 deportation order. “Recent, compounding tragedies in Haiti have broken the hearts of Floridians. Now, as Haitians seek asylum at America's southern border, it is simply wrong to be using the former president's Title 42 t...

Rep. Crist Celebrates Historic Momnibus Investments Included in Build Back Better Markup

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This week, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined his colleagues on the Black Maternal Health Caucus to applaud the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 959/S. 346) in the Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act. The legislation now goes to the House Committee on Budget before heading to the full House of Repres...

Crist, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Combat Health Risks of Extreme Heat

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced introduction of the Preventing Health Emergencies And Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, legislation that will strengthen and expand interagency efforts to address extreme heat, provide $100 million in funding for community projects that mitigate heat-related health risks, a...

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