Crist Releases Statement on National COVID-19 Case Spike

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the country. “Yesterday, our nation recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 cases since July, and the second-highest daily case count since this crisis began," said Crist. "We are in the third spike of the pandemic. It’s a stark reminder that the pandemic is nowhere near finished, a... Read more »

Charlie Crist: Feds Sending More Than $40 Million to PSTA

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This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more federal funds for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA). Back in May and June, Crist announced that PSTA was receiving around $23.5 million to create a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line from downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches. Crist announced PSTA is getting an additional $40.3 m... Read more »

Vote for your favorite mask in Charlie Crist’s Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest

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Nearly 50 people made creative masks and shared them online. Voting for the people's choice happens through Tuesday. Face masks are just part of life now. In Pinellas County, they are required by most businesses. So to encourage people to wear masks, Congressman Charlie Crist and people in his office came up with the idea for a Pinellas Homemade Mask Contest. “We’re very excited to give people the... Read more »

Reps. Donna Shalala and Charlie Crist Urge HHS to Send More COVID-19 Fighting Drugs to Florida

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St. Petersburg, FL - Today, U.S. Representatives Donna Shalala (FL-27) and Charlie Crist (FL-13), along with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (FL) and Rick Scott (FL), led the entire Florida Congressional Delegation in urging Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to increase Florida’s allotment of Remdesivir – a drug that has been found to be effective in reducing the severity and duration of ... Read more »

Crist, Castor call on feds to send more COVID treatment drug to Florida

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Florida’s Democratic congressional representatives are asking the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expedite a request from state health officials for emergency supplies of Remdesivir, a drug used to treat COVID-19 patients. The Florida Department of Health allocates the drug to hospitals. The agency recently informed hospital pharmacies that it had temporarily exhausted all stock of... Read more »

Charlie Crist Announces Federal Funds for Homeless Veterans in St. Petersburg

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced federal funds are headed to St. Petersburg to help homeless veterans. Crist said the federal government is sending $332,402 to Boley Centers Inc. in St. Petersburg to help homeless veterans enter the workforce. The funds are through a Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) grant from... Read more »

Charlie Crist Brings Back Proposal to Expand Seat Belt Use on School Buses

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This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., brought back his proposal to expand seat belt use on school buses. In April 2017, during his first months in Congress, Crist introduced the “Best to Use Safety (BUS) Belts Act” which would mandate that all new school busses have seat belts. Crist worked on the issue when he served in the Florida Senate in Tallahassee. With the support of U.S. Rep. Steve ... Read more »

Charlie Crist: Federal Government Sending More Funds to Pinellas County for Bus Rapid Transit Line

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Last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more funds for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) to create a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line from downtown St. Petersburg to the beaches. Crist announced that the project will get another $720,000 from the federal government. These funds are in addition to almost $22 million that Cr... Read more »

Charlie Crist: Pinellas County Getting Almost $7 Million to Help the Homeless During Coronavirus Pandemic

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From his seat on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced almost $7 million in federal funds will be headed to help the homeless in Pinellas County. On Tuesday, Crist said that, as part of the $2.2 trillion stimulus package the White House and Congress agreed to at the end of March, $6.8 million is headed to his district to help the homeless “prevent, pre... Read more »

Charlie Crist Wants Ron DeSantis to Have Detailed Nursing Home COVID-19 Testing Plan

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At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., sent a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis calling for the creation and release of a detailed COVID-19 testing plan for residents and employees of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Reports show that almost half of all coronavirus related deaths in Florida have been linked to elder care centers. In his letter, which he sent on Friday, Cr... Read more »

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