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  • CRIST RECOGNIZES ST. PETERSBURG REVEREND LOUIS MURPHY SR. ON HOUSE FLOOR
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on September 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) recognized Reverend Louis Murphy Sr. on the House floor after he served as guest chaplain, delivering the invocation in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 7th. Reverend Murphy serves as senior pastor at the Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. Click here to watch Reverend Murphy's invocation. Click here to watch Rep. Crist's remarks, text included below. Congressman Charlie Crist Statement Recognizing Reveren... Read more

  • CRIST RECOGNIZES ST. PETE PRIDE
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor to recognize St. Pete Pride – the largest Pride celebration in Florida and one of the largest in the nation – ahead of its 15th annual parade this weekend. Click here to view the Congressman's speech: Read more

  • CRIST: GUTTING WALL STREET REFORM THE WRONG CHOICE FOR MAIN STREET
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) spoke on the House floor ahead of a scheduled vote on the Wrong CHOICE Act, legislation gutting the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform put in place after the financial crisis. Crist vocally opposed this legislation when it came before the Financial Services Committee, of which he is a member. To watch his full remarks on the House floor, click here or below. Read more

  • CRIST: REJECT REPEAL THAT ABANDONS THE 'LEAST AMONG US'
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) spoke during morning debate on the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, urging his colleagues to reject this legislation that cuts more than $800 billion from Medicaid, gutting the program that 70 million low-income Americans depend on for care, including seniors, children, and individuals with disabilities. To watch his full remarks on the House floor, click here or below. Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON HOUSE TO REJECT REPEAL
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Ahead of a scheduled vote in the House on legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) called on his colleagues to reject this bill that would leave 24 million Americans without coverage, including almost 60,000 residents in Florida's 13th Congressional District. Since it was signed into law seven years ago today, the Affordable Care Act has helped 1.7 million Floridians access care through the marketplace. "Florida is the number one state with Affo... Read more

  • CRIST SPEAKS OUT AGAINST REPUBLICAN REPEAL BILL ON HOUSE FLOOR
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor last night to voice his strong opposition to Republican legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, instead calling for his colleagues to work together to improve the healthcare system. The Republicans' bill would result in millions of 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 ... Read more

  • CRIST HIGHLIGHTS '2020 PLAN' TO REDUCE POVERTY IN SOUTH ST. PETE ON HOUSE FLOOR
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor to recognize the efforts of community leaders in South St. Petersburg to reduce the poverty rate 30 percent by the year 2020. The 2020 Plan serves as a model for communities across the country. Click here to view the Congressman's remarks in support of the 2020 Plan, and find his full statement for the record below and attached. Statement of the Honorable Charlie Crist in Support of the 2020 Plan Mr. Speaker, I rise today to re... Read more

  • CRIST DELIVERS 1ST HOUSE FLOOR SPEECH: PLEDGE COMMITMENT TO CIVILITY
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers – representing red and blue districts from coast to coast – to speak in support of the "Commitment to Civility" pledge signed by 46 members of the freshman class. This pledge memorializes an agreement to restore collegiality, trust and civility to Congress, encourage productive dialogue, and work to build consensus and the public's trust in America’s institutions. (Click here to view a copy of the "Commi... Read more

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