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  • WUSF: Crist Files Bill To Protect Federal Employees Who Use Medical Marijuana
    Posted in Articles on August 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist was in Largo on Wednesday to introduce legislation that would protect federal employees who use medical marijuana in states where it is legal. Those employees can now be fired for using the drug, which is still against federal law. Crist held a roundtable discussion with members of the cannabis industry and veterans who take marijuana to help with PTSD and other medical conditionss. The bill prohibits the federal government from firing employees or denying employment to s... Read more

  • Florida Politics: Charlie Crist sponsors bill allowing veterans to use medical marijuana
    Posted in Articles on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced a new bill Wednesday that would allow veterans to be treated with medical marijuana without getting canned from federal government jobs. Crist introduced H.R. 6589, also known as the “Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act,” during a roundtable discussion with veterans and cannabis industry representatives in Largo. “Medical marijuana is an issue of compassion, and in the veterans’ community, access is even more important as more and mo... Read more

  • Fox 13: Bill would protect veterans, federal workers who use medical cannabis
    Posted in Articles on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    LARGO (FOX 13) - A new push has been announced to protect veterans and federal workers who use medical marijuana. Wednesday, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a bipartisan bill that would make it illegal to fire or deny employment to federal workers who are prescribed cannabis, while allowing military veterans more treatment options. Medical cannabis treatment is legal in Florida, however, even with a prescription, someone can be fired or denied employment if cannabis comes up on a dru... Read more

  • WBUR: National Flood Insurance Program Needs Long-Term Solution, Democratic Rep. Crist Says
    Posted in Articles on July 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    The Senate on Tuesday voted to renew the National Flood Insurance Program hours before it was set to expire during the height of hurricane season. The House passed a temporary extension for the program last week, authorizing it only through November, and the Senate followed suit Tuesday. Critics of the National Flood Insurance Program say it needs structural changes, not short-term extensions. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Rep. Charlie Crist (@RepCharlieCrist), former governor of Flori... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Charlie Crist's, Mike Johnson's Bill Protecting Israel From Drone Attacks Clears the House
    Posted in Articles on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., got his proposal offering U.S. support for defending Israel from drone attacks across the finish line in the U.S. House. 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 d... Read more

  • News Talk Florida: Charlie Crist and Jeff Denham Led VA Medical Waste Reform Bill Passes In The House
    Posted in Articles on July 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, a congressman from Florida helped get a bill having the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) install on-site medical waste treatment systems in its facilities through the U.S. House. At the end of May, 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 Enhancements Act) with U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., as the main cosp... Read more

  • New York Times: Five Lawmakers Call on U.S. to Investigate Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case
    Posted in Articles on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Five Democratic members of Congress called on Friday for the Justice Department to investigate a case in which a Florida man who shot and killed another man during an argument over a parking space was not arrested or charged by the sheriff’s office. The sheriff of Pinellas County cited Florida’s so-called Stand Your Ground law in declining to charge Michael Drejka, who the authorities say shot Markeis McGlockton last week in the parking lot outside a convenience store in Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Dr... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Times: Nelson, Crist call for Department of Justice investigation into death of Markeis McGlockton
    Posted in Articles on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Charlie Crist are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton. In a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Assistant Attorney General John Gore, three senators and two members of Congress requested the department's Civil Rights Division open the investigation. McGlockton, 28, was shot July 19 at a convenient store near Clearwater in what authorities have so far deemed a "stand your ground" shooting. Along with... Read more

  • WTSP: What you need to know if Congress fails to extend flood insurance program
    Posted in Articles on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Millions of Floridians could soon find themselves without crucial flood insurance in the middle of hurricane season. Senate lawmakers have until Tuesday to extend the National Flood Insurance program. Lawmakers in the House approved an extension earlier this week. A lapse would not be unprecedented. The federal program, which provides flood insurance for more than 5 million homeowners, went without authorization for a month in summer 2010. During that time, an estimated 1,400 home-sales closings... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: House Passes VA Medical Waste Reform from Jeff Denham, Charlie Crist
    Posted in Articles on July 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    This week, a congressman from Florida helped get a bill having the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) install on-site medical waste treatment systems in its facilities through the U.S. House. At the end of May, 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 Enhancements Act) with U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., as the main cos... Read more

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