Crist Announces $425,000 for Largo Nonprofit

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St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $424,821 grant to Life-Skills, Empowerment, And Development Services (LEADS), a Pinellas County nonprofit based in Largo, for their Health Education and Relationship Training Services (HEARTS) Camps for High School Students. This grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will be used to nurtur...

Crist Votes to Pass FY22 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House passage of the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation which authorizes $768 billion in discretionary funding, a $36 billion increase from last year, to support our servicemembers, defend our country, and keep Florida families safe. The legislation includes valuable pro...

Crist Votes to Restore Roe v. Wade

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act, legislation that creates a federal statutory right for health care providers to provide abortion care and requires access to abortion care free from medically unnecessary restrictions. The bill prohibits state and local governments from impedin...

Crist Votes to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House passage of the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, legislation to make an additional $1 billion available through September 2024 for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system to counter terrorist attacks. This funding is needed to replenish the Iron Dome defense system following the over 4,400 rockets lau...

Crist Salutes LGBTQ Veterans on Ten Year Anniversary of Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the ten year anniversary of the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy discriminating against LGBTQ servicemembers. "On this day ten years ago we repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', allowing LGBTQ servicemembers to serve their country freely and proudly as their true authentic selves. Today is an opportunity to recognize the ...

Crist Statement on Situation at Southern Border

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following reports that Haitians are being deported under President's Trump's Title 42 deportation order. “Recent, compounding tragedies in Haiti have broken the hearts of Floridians. Now, as Haitians seek asylum at America's southern border, it is simply wrong to be using the former president's Title 42 t...

Rep. Crist Celebrates Historic Momnibus Investments Included in Build Back Better Markup

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This week, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined his colleagues on the Black Maternal Health Caucus to applaud the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 959/S. 346) in the Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act. The legislation now goes to the House Committee on Budget before heading to the full House of Repres...

Crist, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Combat Health Risks of Extreme Heat

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced introduction of the Preventing Health Emergencies And Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, legislation that will strengthen and expand interagency efforts to address extreme heat, provide $100 million in funding for community projects that mitigate heat-related health risks, a...

Crist-Championed Child Tax Credit Clears Committee

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following the House Ways and Means Committee vote to extend the American Rescue Plan Child Tax Credit through 2025 and make the refundability of the credit, which enables the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to disburse the credit as advanced payments, permanent. This follows Congressman Crist leading House...

Crist Champions Solar Energy Tax Credit for Florida Families

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the inclusion of a ten year extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in the House Ways and Means Committee’s mark of the Build Back Better Act. A long time champion of extending the Solar ITC, Crist introduced his Sunshine Forever Act to reinstate the solar ITC at 30% and extend it ...

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