Crist Takes House Floor to Fight Racial Inequality

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist spoke on the House floor in support of his proposal to tackle and address racial disparities in Congressional policymaking and oversight. The Crist proposal was included in the Rules package governing the operations of the 117th Congress. Crist’s proposal would gear Congress towards being more intentional in the fight to close racial and ethnic gaps in wealth, hom... Read more »

Rep. Crist Takes to House Floor in Support of CRA and PPP Loans for Black-Owned Small Biz

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Washington, DC – After hearing from Black-owned small businesses across Pinellas last weekend, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) spoke on the House floor in support of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), shining a light on the disparity Black business owners have experienced when applying for PPP loans under the CARES Act – only to ultimately be rejected by the big banks. The CRA, ori... Read more »

CRIST: THE TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WAS YESTERDAY

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor today to voice his support for H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act, written by dear friend and Chairwoman of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Kathy Castor. As a Floridian and a member on the Subcommittee on Environment under the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Crist urged his colleagues to pass... Read more »

CRIST: CONGRESS CANNOT LET NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM EXPIRE

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor today to warn Congress of the repercussions of allowing the critical National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to expire. As a member of the Financial Services Committee that oversees the NFIP, Crist urged his colleagues to pass an extension and speed up work to secure a longer-term reauthorization, providing stability to h... Read more »

WITH DEADLINES LOOMING, CRIST KEEPS FOCUS ON FLOOD INSURANCE

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), a member of the Financial Services Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), took to the House floor to demand action on the program's reauthorization before its November 30th expiration. A lapse of the program would upend real estate markets in communities like Pinellas County and put millions of families at financia... Read more »

CRIST CALLS FOR BAN ON OFFSHORE DRILLING ON DEEPWATER HORIZON ANNIVERSARY

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With April 20th marking the 8th anniversary of the BP oil spill, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor to call for a ban on drilling off Florida's coasts. Crist was Governor of Florida at the time the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Following that disaster, Crist proposed a constitutional amendm... Read more »

CRIST CALLS FOR CLEAN DREAM ACT VOTE

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) took to the House floor to call for an up-or-down vote to protect DACA recipients from deportation. Crist is a sponsor of the DREAM Act in addition to the American Hope Act and Uniting and Securing America Act, all of which would create a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers. Please find video and text of the Congressman's remarks below. Statemen... Read more »

CRIST CALLS FOR STRONG, AFFORDABLE FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) took to the House floor to voice his opposition to H.R. 2874, which ignores affordability, accessibility of coverage, and mitigation issues within the National Flood Insurance Program – key areas of concern for Pinellas homeowners. Please find video and text of the Congressman's remarks below. In a recent op-ed, Crist called on Congress to instead move forward the ... Read more »

CRIST SPEAKS TO LOCAL EFFORTS COMBATING OPIOID CRISIS BEFORE HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health about local efforts to combat the opioid crisis. Crist stressed the importance of long-term mental health and substance abuse recovery resources to address this epidemic. To view Crist's testimony, click here. Full text of his remarks can be found below. Statement of the Honorable Cha... Read more »

CRIST RECOGNIZES ST. PETERSBURG REVEREND LOUIS MURPHY SR. ON HOUSE FLOOR

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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 watc... Read more »

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