WUSF: Congressman Crist: Floridians Deserve A Raise

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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... Read more »

Florida Business Daily: Rep. Crist: 'I look forward to continuing a constructive dialogue on the USMCA'

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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 o... Read more »

Florida Daily: Charlie Crist Wants Military Bases Protected From Floods, Rising Sea Levels

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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 am... Read more »

Florida Politics: No. 8 on the list of Tampa Bay’s Most Powerful Politicians: Charlie Crist

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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 minori... Read more »

News Talk Florida: Congressman Charlie Crist is upset over conditions at the detention centers in Texas.

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Congressman Charlie Crist Democrat from Florida is very upset with the conditions at the detention centers in Texas and at the handling of the immigrating population. He provided the following statement to News Talk Florida via email. Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Insp... Read more »

Florida Daily: Charlie Crist’s Proposal Cracking Down on Spam Calls Builds Momentum

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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 proble... 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.

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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 bu... Read more »

Florida Daily: Charlie Crist: Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Contains $7 Million for Tampa International Airport

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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. Cris... Read more »

Florida Daily: Charlie Crist: Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Contains $7 Million for Tampa International Airport

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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. Cris... Read more »

Sunshine State News: Charlie Crist's Flood Insurance Loan Proposal Gathers Momentum in Congress

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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. ... Read more »

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