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  • It’s been anything but a do-nothing Congress | Column
    Posted in Articles on December 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    While the news has been consumed with impeachment proceedings, it’s understandable many Americans believe Congress hit pause on its legislative work on behalf of the people this year. Fortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. In the House of Representatives, we’ve passed 275 bipartisan bills that sit waiting for action in the Senate. One of our first acts in 2019 was legislation strengthening gun background checks to help keep guns out of the hands of people who by law shouldn’t hav... Read more

  • News Talk Florida: Congressman Crist and Bilirakis lead a bipartisan Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors and People with Disabilities Under Care of Guardians
    Posted in Articles on September 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    Kissimmee, FL — Today, U.S. Representatives Darren Soto (FL-09), Charlie Crist (FL-13), Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), and Debbie Dingell (MI-12) introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation that supports the approximately 1.3 million adults, mostly seniors and people with disabilities, who are currently under the care of guardians, by enacting protections from the risks of abuse and neglect. The Guardianship Accountability Act implements further oversight and enacts data collection measures to hold ... Read more

  • Southern Alliance for Clean Energy: Congressman Crist and local elected officials take a spin in an EV at Driving on Sunshine electric vehicle roadshow event
    Posted in Articles on September 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg, Florida, has a goal of having 500 St. Petersburg residents test drive an electric vehicle by the end of 2020, and earlier this week U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist was among the first St. Petersburg residents to take a test drive as part of this initiative. Congressman Crist was joined by St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Pinellas County Commissioner Janet Long, and Largo Mayor Woody Brown at a Driving on Su... Read more

  • Gray DC: In states where marijuana is legal, this bill would protect federal employees who use
    Posted in Articles on July 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON (GRAY DC) -- Abby Diehl uses cannabis daily to help manage pain and migraines. The cannabis she takes is recommended by a doctor legally. But even though she uses marijuana as medicine, she and others like her can’t work for the federal government. In states where marijuana is legal, this bill would protect federal employees who use (Source: Daoud Salam) “It’s incredible to be able to have a position in the government, and we should be encouraging our employees and the people who repr... Read more

  • Florida Daily: House Passes Bill Cracking Down on Robocalls Thanks to Help From Florida Congressmen
    Posted in Articles on July 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Last week, the U.S. House passed U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone’s, D-NJ. “Stopping Bad Robocalls” bill with major input from members of the Florida delegation. With around 48 billion spam calls targeting Americans last year, the House passed the bill on a 429-3 vote. Every single member of the Florida delegation backed the bill. Pallone’s bill includes a proposal from U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla. Back in January, Crist paired up with U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright, D-Penn., Garret Graves, R-La., and the... Read more

  • Politico: Rep. Charlie Crist embraces role as Florida Space Coast booster
    Posted in Articles on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Fifty years after the moon landing the Florida Space Coast is preparing to once again play a major role in the nation’s space exploration goals — and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) says he's working overtime to ensure it remains in the driver's seat. Crist, who served four years as Florida's Republican governor before later switching parties, is now a member of both the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and the House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing NASA. “I want to do everything ... Read more

  • WUSF: Congressman Crist: Floridians Deserve A Raise
    Posted in Articles on July 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    The U.S. House passed a bill Thursday that would gradually boost the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2025. "We haven’t had a raise in the minimum wage in the United States for ten years now, and certainly workers all across the country and particularly in Florida deserve a raise," says Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg). He voted in favor of the bill. "Things are getting more expensive all the time. It’s harder and harder to make ends meet, and this is just the right t... Read more

  • Florida Business Daily: Rep. Crist: 'I look forward to continuing a constructive dialogue on the USMCA'
    Posted in Articles on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Florida) said getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) right is crucial. "Reducing international barriers to getting U.S. goods to market helps Florida’s farmers, manufacturers and workers," Crist said in an interview with Florida Business Daily. "A revised NAFTA should bring our partners more in line with America’s labor standards, and we still have work to do on the issue of specialty crops and drug prices." Crist represents Florida's 13th district, which enc... Read more

  • Florida Daily: Charlie Crist Wants Military Bases Protected From Floods, Rising Sea Levels
    Posted in Articles on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    As the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and the Democrat-controlled U.S. House get ready to hammer out the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a Florida congressman has successfully added an amendment having the U.S. Defense Department “make fortifying our military installations against the threat of flooding and sea level rise a top priority.” U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., added the amendment to the House version of the NDAA. According to Crist’s office, the amendment “requires the m... Read more

  • Florida Politics: No. 8 on the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians: Charlie Crist
    Posted in Articles on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist has scored a lot of wins for the Tampa Bay region and Florida this year, catapulting him from No. 16 on last year’s list to his top 10 placement this year. Since his election in 2016, Crist has been a staunch advocate for preserving the environment and mitigating climate change. His efforts were less well-received during his first year in office. As a Democrat in the minority, there was little hope of progressive policies making it through the conservative U.S. House of R... Read more

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