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  • CRIST ANNOUNCES OVER $8 MILLION IN FEMA GRANTS FOR HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced over $8 million dollars in grants to Pinellas County and the City of St. Petersburg from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The funding will come in the form of three grants for emergency protective measures and debris removal following Hurricane Irma in 2017. “Two years ago, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Southwest Florida, leaving a trail of destruction across the State. Whil... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $39,000 GRANT TO TAMPA BAY HOMEOWNERSHIP PROGRAM
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $39,000 grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to the Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation, an organization aimed at promoting homeownership in the Tampa Bay area. This grant supports the Tampa Bay CDC’s work offering financial assistance and counseling on a range of issues including homeownership, financial literacy, and foreclosure prevention. “Homeownership is the cornerstone of the American dream, but for too many in ... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES OVER $300,000 GRANT TO ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE, HELPING STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced an over $300,000 grant from the Department of Education to St. Petersburg College. The grant will be used for the establishment of a Child Care Access Means Parents in School Program, which would provide Pell grant-eligible students access to vouchers for child care services located near each of SPC’s eleven campuses and education sites. “For many families in Pinellas, having a child can mean putting your higher educatio... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES OVER $245,000 GRANT TO COPTIC ORTHODOX CHARITIES
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced an over $245,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Coptic Orthodox Charities, Inc. The funding is awarded through the Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Refugee Resettlement grant program. “For close to 20 years, newly settled Pinellas County residents have been blessed with an organization dedicated to serving disadvantaged minority groups through financial, educational, lega... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR FORMAL IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement calling for the House of Representatives to initiate a formal impeachment process against President Trump in light of his attempt to pressure Ukrainian President Zelensky to launch an investigation of Vice President Joe Biden and his family, while withholding $400 million of aid to Ukraine. “Reports detailing the whistleblower complaint and the President’s subsequent admission make it clear tha... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES BILL ESTABLISHING COAST GUARD JROTC IN PINELLAS PARK HIGH SCHOOL
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced H.R. 4413 to establish a United States Coast Guard Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program in Pinellas Park High School. Presently, there are only two other Coast Guard JROTC programs in existence, located at the Maritime and Science Technology Academy (MAST) in Miami, Florida and Camden County/CamTech High School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. U.S. Coast Guard JROTC programs can only be establis... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON SECRETARY CARSON'S ANTI-TRANS COMMENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement regarding reports that Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson made comments hurtful to transgender Americans during an internal meeting this week while visiting HUD’s San Francisco office. “The Secretary’s comments were derogatory and reflect a long and well documented history of discrimination against a community of people, many of whom are in need of housing assistance due to ... Read more

  • CRIST UNVEILS BIPARTISAN COMMUNITY BANK BILL TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES & WORKING FAMILIES
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced the Community Bank Deposit Access Act (H.R. 4384), legislation that would increase the ability of community and midsized banks to provide more small business loans and mortgages – loans that working families and small businesses are too often denied by larger banks. Rep. French Hill (AR-02) is the bill’s Republican co-lead. “As banks have grown larger, access to capital has grown smaller for working families and sma... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $300,000 GRANT TO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF PINELLAS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced a $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Community Health Centers of Pinellas, Inc. The funding is awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program. “With 12 health centers throughout Pinellas County and a mobile health center to help people on the go, the Community Health Centers of Pinellas offers life-saving services to our lo... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF CONTINUING RESOLUTION
    Posted in Press Releases on September 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 4378, a “continuing resolution” to avoid a government shutdown through November 21, 2019. The “continuing resolution” which passed the House by a vote of 301-123, also extends critical programs that were otherwise due to expire at the end of the month, including the National Flood Insurance Program and Community Health Centers. “As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I’... Read more

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