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  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist’s Proposal Cracking Down on Spam Calls Builds Momentum
    Posted in Articles on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist’s, D-Fla., proposal to cut down on spam calls is making progress in Congress. Back in January, Crist paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the late Walter Jones, R-NC, to bring out the “Spam Calls Task Force Act” which will create a federal task force to cut down on spam calls. Crist’s office insisted these calls are a “growing problem” to people across the nation and noted that 50 percent of cell phones receive them. The proposal w... Read more

  • News Talk Florida: Local Congressmen Crist and Bilirakis work together in a bipartisan way to introduce the Shelter Act. A new way to handle natural disasters.
    Posted in Articles on June 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), and U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), introduced the Shelter Act, to help Americans protect their homes or businesses against hurricanes, tornados, floods, drought, and wildfires. The Shelter Act would create a first-of-its-kind disaster mitigation tax credit for families and business owners in disaster-prone areas. “As Americans, we know all too well that disaster can strike ... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist: Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Contains $7 Million for Tampa International Airport
    Posted in Articles on June 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who was named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee earlier this year, announced that the Tampa International Airport (TPA) is getting $7 million as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The bill moved through the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on a 29-20 vote on Tuesday and is now headed to the House floor. Crist’s office stressed the importance of the funds to help upgrade security while, on Thursday, the con... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist: Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Contains $7 Million for Tampa International Airport
    Posted in Articles on June 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Towards the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who was named to the U.S. House Appropriations Committee earlier this year, announced that the Tampa International Airport (TPA) is getting $7 million as part of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The bill moved through the U.S. House Appropriations Committee on a 29-20 vote on Tuesday and is now headed to the House floor. Crist’s office stressed the importance of the funds to help upgrade security while, on Thursday, the con... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Charlie Crist's Flood Insurance Loan Proposal Gathers Momentum in Congress
    Posted in Articles on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    A Florida congressman‘s proposal “to drive down flood insurance premiums by creating a low-interest loan program to help property owners better protect their homes and businesses from storm damage, ultimately reducing post-disaster claims” is gaining traction on Capitol Hill. Back in October, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., unveiled the “State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund Act” with U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, as a cosponsor. While they were not able to get the proposal over the finis... Read more

  • WTSP: Congressman meets with Dreamers hoping to find a path to citizenship
    Posted in Articles on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Congressman Charlie Crist met with Dreamers Friday afternoon to talk about creating a pathway to citizenship. Dreamer Miriam Martinez came to the U.S. when she was five. Martinez said it’s a stressful time for undocumented immigrants being in limbo, without a next step. “We are not Mexican enough to live in Mexico and we are not American enough to live in America,” Martinez said. “You feel lost in a way. When people tell you to ‘go back to your country’ but you try to expl... Read more

  • Cannabis Now: Florida Congressman Pushes to Protect Federal Workers Who Use Cannabis
    Posted in Articles on June 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Since the beginning of the cannabis prohibition era, there has never been a better time to be a worker who smokes (or dabs, or eats, or sublingually consumes) weed than right now. Across the country, local and state legislatures have been steadily churning out laws that will protect cannabis-consuming workers — take Nevada’s new law that bans employers from declining to hire someone because they test positive for marijuana in a drug test, or the push in New York City that got marijuana screenin... Read more

  • Sunshine State News: Crist's Proposal for Veterans Using Medical Marijuana Included in Funding Bill
    Posted in Articles on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    From his seat on the U.S. House Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., helped amend a funding bill to aid veterans who are using medical marijuana and to boost legal marijuana businesses' access to banks. Back in March, Crist unveiled the “Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act,” a proposal to “remove limitations on federal employment for an individual legally using marijuana under the law of the state in which the ... Read more

  • Florida Politics: Charlie Crist announces grant for congestion study at USF
    Posted in Articles on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Another $7.5 million in federal transportation funding will soon find its way to University of South Florida. U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist announced the new grant from the Department of Transportation. The funding will go to USF to establish the University Transportation Center. “The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the brightest and most creative minds, with the University of South Florida standing as a shining example,” Crist said. “I am thrilled that the Department of Transportation selected USF ... Read more

  • Tampa Bay Newspapers: Fight against red tide must continue, Crist says
    Posted in Articles on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    TREASURE ISLAND — U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, says the fight against red tide must continue. Speaking to the regular meeting of the Barrier Islands Governmental Council on May 29, Crist announced that he was able to secure $10 million for research into red tide. Crist said he is in a position to do that because he just gained a seat on the Appropriations Committee and three of its subcommittees. The bill advanced through the full Appropriations Committee May 22 by a vote of 30-22 ... Read more

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