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  • Crist, Cleaver, Mace Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Hero Capitol Officer the Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), and Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced introduction of a bipartisan bill (H.R. 305) to award United States Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his bravery and quick thinking during last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol. Various media outlets witnessed as Officer Goodman valiantly put himself in harm’s way, luring a violent mob away from an unguarded entrance to the ... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement ahead of today’s vote in the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump on the grounds of incitement of insurrection which led to last week’s violent, deadly mob attack on Congress and the peaceful transition of democratic power. “History will forever mark the day a sitting United States President incited an armed mob to attack the U.S. Congress ceremonially certifying the will of the American ... Read more

  • Crist Warns No Pardons for Insurrectionists
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following reports suggesting that President Donald Trump could pardon the armed insurrectionists involved in Wednesday’s breaching of the United States Capitol. Crist’s statement comes as the Associated Press is reporting at least 90 people have been arrested. “As our nation continues to grapple with last week’s horrifying attack on democracy, one thing remains clear: the insurrectionists who committed this attack must be ... Read more

  • Crist Follows Up Yesterday's Call with Letter to Pence and Cabinet Members to Invoke 25th Amendment for Good of the Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and members of the President’s Cabinet, calling for the removal of Donald Trump as President of the United States through the invocation of the 25th Amendment. Under the 25th Amendment, the Vice President along with a majority of Cabinet officials, can deem the President unfit to continue his constitutional duties in office and temporarily seize power from the President, a measure tha... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Violent Demonstrations in US Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement in response to violent demonstrations inside the United States Capitol as Congress voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win. “I am shocked at the heartbreaking, anti-American events we have witnessed in our United States Capitol today. The dissemination of violent rhetoric and dangerous misinformation before and after President-elect Joe Biden’s win in November laid the groundwork for this attack on our democracy... Read more

  • Crist Votes to Increase Stimulus Checks to $2,000
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following House passage of the CASH Act (H.R.9051), legislation to increase the Economic Impact Payments, also known as ‘stimulus checks,’ from $600 to $2000, which were included in the new COVID relief law signed yesterday by the President. Last week, Crist voted for the bipartisan $900 billion coronavirus relief package to support American families and businesses struggling at the hands of the pandemic. ... Read more

  • Crist Statement on House Veto Override of NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following the House vote to override the President’s veto of H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021. The $732 billion national defense bill passed both the House and Senate earlier this month with an overwhelming veto-proof margin. The veto override vote passed today by a vote of 322-87. Trump’s veto of the defense bill comes following reports of an... Read more

  • Crist Calls on Congress to Overturn Presidential Veto of Defense Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement calling on Congress to override President Trump’s veto of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2021 as soon as possible. The $732 billion national defense bill– which passed both the House and Senate earlier this month with an overwhelming veto-proof margin – now requires one more 2/3 vote in both the House and Senate to make the bipartisan defense bill law. “The... Read more

  • Crist Statement as COVID Relief Bill Heads to House Floor
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement ahead of House passage of H.R. 133, a $900 billion coronavirus relief legislative package to provide additional support to American families and businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, and secure the fast and efficient distribution of the novel vaccine to eradicate the virus. The legislation, which is expected to pass later today, comes following weeks of bicameral, bipartisan negotiations. The... Read more

  • Funds for Veteran Treatment Courts and Red Tide Prevention Among Crist Priorities Included in Massive Government Appropriations Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement after several Crist-championed priorities were included in H.R. 133, a $2.3 trillion legislative package consisting of all twelve FY’ 2021 appropriations bills and additional measures. This completes the fiscal work of the 116th Congress, keeps the government working for you, and protects Pinellas residents from a government shutdown through September 30, 2021. The bill, which passed the House ... Read more

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