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    Posted in Articles on April 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement as the Trump Administration ban on transgender servicemembers takes effect. “Today is a sad day for our country. Denying the honorable service of patriotic Americans based on who they are is beneath the decency of the American values that we try to uphold," said Crist. "The trans ban is just plain wrong. Those willing to put their lives on the line and answer the call to fight for our freedom – regardless of gende... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist Helps Largo Get $1 Million From FEMA for Hurricane Irma Expenses
    Posted in Articles on April 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    A congressman from the Sunshine State announced Largo is getting $1 million from the federal government to help recover from Hurricane Irma which hit the area in September 2017. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is sending $1 million to Largo to reimburse expenses in the aftermath of the hurricane. “Appropriated by Congress, this funding can be used for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement... Read more

  • Florida Phoenix: FL Congressman Crist goes after U.S. Attorney General William Barr
    Posted in Articles on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida grilled U.S. Attorney General William Barr Tuesday, over whether or not President Donald Trump has been exonerated following the Robert Mueller investigation. Crist, a member of a U.S. House appropriations committee where Barr testified today, wrote in a tweet: “On the question of obstruction of justice, the #MuellerReport does not exonerate the President. This is important and another reason why the report should be released to the American people.” During the... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Stephanie Murphy Wants to Crackdown on Robocalls
    Posted in Articles on March 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    On Friday, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., showcased her efforts to crackdown on robocalls.Murphy highlighted her support of U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s “Spam Calls Task Force Act” on Friday. “Endless, unsolicited phone calls do more than just annoy and harass, they are used by telemarketers to invade people’s privacy and serve as dangerous tools for extortion by criminals,” said Murphy. “I’m proud to join this effort to end unwanted robocalls and give peace of mind to the millions of American... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Charlie Crist Champions Expanding Medical Cannabis Options for Federal Employees, Veterans
    Posted in Articles on March 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., unveiled a proposal to “remove limitations on federal employment for an individual legally using marijuana under the law of the state in which the individual resides, and for other purposes.” Crist introduced the “Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws” on Tuesday and showcased in on Thursday. Republican U.S. Reps. Don Young of Alaska and Matt Gaetz of Florida are among the nine cosponsors. The Pinellas County Democrat’s office insisted the... Read more

  • Florida Phoenix: U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist wants to federally guarantee Sunday early voting in elections
    Posted in Articles on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, a Democrat from St. Petersburg, has added an amendment to a massive reform bill being pushed by in Congress that will guarantee early voting hours for every day of the week, Monday through Sunday. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Friday on HR 1, also known as the “For the People Act,” which overhauls a number of campaign finance, ethics, elections and lobbying laws. It would set new federal requirements for the length of the early voting period and the number ... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist Wants Military Base Commanders to Have More Power When Dealing With On-Base Housing
    Posted in Articles on March 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Even as dozens of families are reporting mold and other issues in private housing at MacDill Air Force Base, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Last week, Crist introduced a bill to “empower military base commanders to hold private companies managing on-base military housing accountable for the health and safety of servicemembers and their families” and he pointed to the problems at MacDill. “It’s shocking and unacceptable that our servicemembers and th... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Times: Lawmakers demand federal investigation of Argosy University finances
    Posted in Articles on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Four members of Congress from Florida are demanding that the U.S. Department of Education conduct a “full investigation” of financially troubled Argosy University, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced Thursday. The St. Petersburg Democrat sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that also requested “immediate and direct assistance” for Argosy students who have not received federal money that should have been disbursed to them by the school. Crist was joined by representatives Kathy Castor, ... Read more

  • Consumer Affairs: FCC steps up pressure on telecoms to reduce robocalls
    Posted in Articles on February 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is stepping up the pressure on telecom providers to find a way to reduce the number of robocalls directed at consumers. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has repeated his call for an effective caller ID authentication system to combat illegal caller ID spoofing by the end of the year. “American consumers are sick and tired of unwanted robocalls, this consumer among them,” Pai said. “Caller ID authentication will be a significant step towards ending the scourge of ... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist Wants to Crack Down on Puppy Mills
    Posted in Articles on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., is leading the charge on Capitol Hill to crack down on puppy mills. Last week, Crist and U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., joined Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson (R-PA), to bring out the “Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act” which “would protect dogs from unscrupulous breeders by amending the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit issuance of licenses to canine dealers who are connected to animal abuse” by stopping the U.S. Dep... Read more

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