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...

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...

Florida’s Senators Champion Bill Posey’s, Charlie Crist’s American Space Commerce Act

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Florida’s two U.S. senators–Republicans Marco Rubio and Rick Scott–teamed up this week on a proposal to expand space commerce which is being championed by members of the Sunshine State’s delegation in the U.S. House. Last month, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey, R-Fla., introduced the “American Space Commerce Act” which will encourage American space firms to continue to invest in the U.S., including launching...

Rep. Charlie Crist Helps Distribute Food at Hispanic Outreach Center

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PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — Rep. Charlie Crist (D-13th District) spent Wednesday visiting sites helping people in need due to the coronavirus outbreak. Crist joined volunteers at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater to help distribute food to needy families. “I think it’s important and incumbent upon all of us as public servants rather than politicians to do the right thing, to help each other,”...

Charlie Crist asks Gov. DeSantis to illuminate Sunshine Skyway for LGBTQ month

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“Pride is about acceptance, unity, healing, and most importantly, that love conquers hate.” U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist of St. Petersburg is asking Gov. Ron DeSantis for permission to illuminate the Sunshine Skyway with rainbow colors to honor LGBTQ Pride Month. In a letter to DeSantis on Monday, Crist asked DeSantis to consider the proposition after COVID-19 concerns forced the cancellation of the St...

Charlie Crist: Almost $22 Million in Federal Funds Going to Pinellas County for Bus Rapid Transit Line

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From his perch on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., announced the federal government is sending almost $22 million to Tampa Bay to help launch a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. On Friday, Crist announced the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will get $21.8 million “for construction of the Tampa Bay region’s first-ever Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line whic...

It’s been anything but a do-nothing Congress | Column

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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 stren...

News Talk Florida: Congressman Crist and Bilirakis lead a bipartisan Introduce Bill to Protect Seniors and People with Disabilities Under Care of Guardians

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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 Guard...

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

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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 Ri...

Gray DC: In states where marijuana is legal, this bill would protect federal employees who use

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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 h...

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