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  • Florida Politics: Charlie Crist joins effort to block newspaper tariffs
    Posted in Articles on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has signed on to bipartisan bill that would send the Trump Administration’s new tariffs on newsprint into the shredder. In a Friday statement Crist made clear that he wasn’t lining up behind the PRINT Act simply to take a jab at the White House, but because the tariff is already costing jobs within his Pinellas County district. “An unnecessary trade war with some of our closest partners is already having real, negative consequences for our economy and the newsp... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Times: Charlie Crist, Gus Bilirakis team up to fight newspaper tariffs
    Posted in Articles on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – While the Trump administration ratchets up a trade war, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is fighting tariffs imposed against newsprint, an issue affecting the publishing industry. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, and Rep. Kristi Noem, a Republican from South Dakota, have introduced the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act, which has gained bipartisan support, including Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Palm Harbor. "An unnecessary trade war with some of our closest partner... Read more

  • Gulfport Gabber: Crist Visits LGBTQ Center, ArtOut at Library
    Posted in Articles on June 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    The award-winning Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center and 2018 ArtOut show was the focus for U.S. Representative Charlie Crist’s visit to the city on Monday, June 4. “We invited him to come down for the LGBTQ flag raising” that was held on the evening of Thursday, May 31 to locally kick off June as national Gay Pride Month, but “he wasn’t available so he sent a representative,” said Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson. Then, “we invited him to visit on Monday so he could see the resource ce... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Jeff Denham, Charlie Crist Back VA Medical Waste Reform
    Posted in Articles on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    A congressman from Florida is behind an effort for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to install on-site medical waste treatment systems in its facilities, insisting it will help save taxpayer dollars and will reduce transporting infectious material. At the end of last month, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Calif., unveiled the “Department of Veterans Affairs Creation of On-Site Treatment Systems Affording Veterans Improvements and Numerous General Safety Enhancements Act” (VA COST SAVINGS En... Read more

  • WTSP: Crist asking why after 10Investigates uncovered fish you order may not actually be 'fresh'
    Posted in Articles on May 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    When you order fresh fish, you expect it to be fresh! Well, that wasn’t the case for a local restaurant who says her supplier tried to sell her 3-year-old lobster. Now U.S Rep. Charlie Crist wants to know why. This comes after 10investigates uncovered that there’s no requirement from the FDA for restaurants to put a timestamp on food stored in the freezer. But, according to a chart on the FDA website regarding the quality of food stored in a freezer, no fish should be there any longer than six m... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Reporter: Crist Renews Call for Seat Belts on School Buses
    Posted in Articles on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist introduced a bill last year that would require all new school buses be equipped with lap and shoulder belts. It would also provide grants to upgrade existing buses with safety belts. WASHINGTON, DC – Following new recommendations released Tuesday (May 22) by the National Transportation Safety Board, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has renewed his call for seat belt requirements for school buses. The NTSB, the federal agency responsible for issuing safety guidance to prevent futur... Read more

  • Roll Call: Florida Delegation Playing Hardball to Extend Offshore Drilling Moratorium
    Posted in Articles on May 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Emboldened by a Defense Department report that expressed worries about unfettered offshore drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s House delegation is preparing to throw its weight around to win a multiyear extension of a moratorium off its coasts. The bipartisan commitment from the third largest congressional delegation, reached last week, may affect the $708.1 billion defense authorization bill that is being considered by the Rules Committee Monday and Tuesday ahead of a vote as soon... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Charlie Crist's, Mike Johnson's Bill Protecting Israel From Drone Attacks Included in NDAA
    Posted in Articles on May 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., proposal offering U.S. support for defending Israel from drone attacks continues to gain traction. Back in February, Crist and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., teamed up to bring out the “United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act.” The bill authorizes the White House “to enter into a cooperative project agreement with Israel to counter unmanned aerial vehicles that threaten the United States or Israel.” Crist’s office noted drones launched by the... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Business Journal: Allegiant Air reports strong April numbers; FAA's inquiries into airline will be audited
    Posted in Articles on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Department of Transportation's Inspector General's office said it will assess the the Federal Aviation Administration's process of scrutinizing allegations of improper maintenance at Allegiant Air. The Las Vegas-based, low cost carrier, which is the dominant carrier at St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport, was the subject of a “60 Minutes” story in April that questioned the airline's safety record amid a number of rough landings and other problems. That story and previous coverage by th... Read more

  • TBO: Federal investigators to probe FAA oversight of Allegiant Air
    Posted in Articles on May 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Federal investigators are taking a close look at how the Federal Aviation Administration deals with maintenance issues at Allegiant Air and American Airlines, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General announced Wednesday. The move comes after demands from U.S. lawmakers for a probe into Allegiant Air’s safety record, as well as the FAA’s recent approach to work with airlines in addressing maintenance and safety problems, rather than cracking down with fines or grounding... Read more

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