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  • CRIST: THE TIME TO ACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE WAS YESTERDAY
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 this historic bill which would require the President to keep the United States in the Paris Climate... Read more

  • CRIST: CONGRESS CANNOT LET NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM EXPIRE
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 homeowners and the housing market. Please find a copy of the Congressman's remarks below. Click here ... Read more

  • WITH DEADLINES LOOMING, CRIST KEEPS FOCUS ON FLOOD INSURANCE
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 financial risk. Throughout his first term, Crist has kept the Financial Services Committee and Florida Deleg... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR BAN ON OFFSHORE DRILLING ON DEEPWATER HORIZON ANNIVERSARY
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on April 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 amendment to prohibit offshore drilling and fought to hold BP accountable for the resulting damage to Flor... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR CLEAN DREAM ACT VOTE
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    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. Statement of the Honorable Charlie Crist in Support of the DREAM Act: I rise to tell the story of a young te... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR STRONG, AFFORDABLE FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 SAFE NFIP Act – bipartisan, bicameral legislation that he has cosponsored along with Sens. Bill Nels... Read more

  • CRIST SPEAKS TO LOCAL EFFORTS COMBATING OPIOID CRISIS BEFORE HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE
    Posted in Speeches and Floor Statements on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 Charlie Crist I’d like to thank Chairman Burgess and Ranking Member Green for providing us this opportu... Read more

  • 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

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