Crist-Championed Effort to Recognize Hero Officer Eugene Goodman Passes House

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following House passage of H.R. 3325, legislation to award Congressional Gold Medals to United States Capitol Police Officers and others who protected the U.S. Capitol during the January 6th attack. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 406-21, specifically honors Officer Eugene Goodman. In January, Con...

Crist Statement on the 5th Anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the 5th anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, FL: “Five years ago, 49 beautiful souls were taken too soon in the deadliest mass shooting against the LGBTQ+ community in our history. My heart still breaks for the families, loved ones, and entire LGBTQ+ and Hispanic communities...

Crist Statement on Situation in Nicaragua

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding President Ortega’s recent attacks on his political opponents: “Throwing your political opponents in jail before an election is not what a president does. That is what a dictator does. Floridians stand with the people of Nicaragua against Ortega’s flagrant subversion of their right to a ...

Crist, Palazzo, Lowenthal, Smith Reintroduce Bipartisan Regional Ocean Partnership Bill, Addresses Ocean and Coastal Concerns

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), and Chris Smith (R-NJ) announced re-introduction of the Regional Ocean Partnership Act, bipartisan legislation that would formally authorize Regional Ocean Partnerships (ROPs) as partners with the federal government in addressing ocean and coastal concerns. This will provide ROPs...

Crist Touts $25 Million for Pinellas in the INVEST in America Act

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released a statement following the inclusion of $25 million dollars he secured for Pinellas in the proposed INVEST in America Act under Member Designated Projects. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee received over 2,000 Member Designated Project Requests, and all four of Congressman Crist’s requested projects ...

Crist, Bilirakis, Buchanan, Murphy Reintroduce Bill to Provide Tax Relief for Florida’s Fishing Industry

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) announced reintroduction of the Fishing Equipment Tax Relief Act, legislation that will equalize the tax rate for portable, electronically-aerated bait containers with the parts used to assemble them. Currently, portable, electronically-aerated bait contai...

Crist Urges President Biden, Transportation Secretary Buttigieg to Support I-4 Improvements

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) joined 7 Members of the Florida delegation in sending a letter to President Biden and Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg highlighting Florida’s Interstate 4 (I-4) Beyond the Ultimate Project. The I-4 Beyond the Ultimate Project aims to widen and improve 40 miles of highway across Central Florida, one of the ...

Crist, Wilson Lead Florida Democrats In Urging Vaccines for Caribbean, Latin America

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Frederica Wilson (D-FL) led 8 Members of the Florida delegation in writing a letter to urge President Biden to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to Latin America and the Caribbean. The Biden Administration announced last week it will make 20 million Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine doses available to the in...

Crist Statement on Antisemitic Vandalism of Florida Holocaust Museum

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement following reports of antisemitic vandalism found Thursday morning on a wall of the Florida Holocaust Museum. "This act of antisemitic hate and bigotry on the walls of Florida’s tribute to the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust is disgusting and reprehensible. These symbols of hate have no place in our Sunshine City, home to so ...

Crist Statement on Biden Administration’s Temporary Protected Status Designation for Haitian Nationals

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D – FL) issued the following statement after the Biden Administration announced Haitians will be eligible for Temporary Protected Status (TPS): “As civil unrest in Haiti grows, thousands of innocent civilians now fear for their safety, security, and basic human rights. In Florida, tens of thousands of Haitians have sought refuge for themselves and their families, but wit...

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