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  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF SENATE REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal bill would result in 22 million Americans losing coverage, leaving 15 million more Americans uninsured in the next year alone. The bill cuts $772 billion from Medicaid, which serves as a lifeline to care for 70 million low-income Americans. "The CBO score has confirmed that the Senate bill is just as bad as the House ver... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON LEAD ON BILL CREATING NATIONAL DAY OF CIVILITY
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined with Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) to announce bipartisan legislation establishing July 12th as a National Day of Civility. In addition to announcing this legislation, Crist and Johnson are distributing wristbands that read "Practice the GOLDEN RULE every day!" to remind all members of the House and Senate that Congress must lead by example. To watch this morning's announcement, please click here or b... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR MORE AFFORDABLE FLOOD INSURANCE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    On September 30th of this year, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires. A failure to reauthorize the program on time means mortgages in flood zones can’t close, thus preventing the sale of homes in a flood zone – devastating for communities like Pinellas County. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services considered flood insurance reauthorization legislation. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) offered two amendments, one repealing unnecessary rate hikes that hurt... Read more

  • CRIST RAISES AFFORDABILITY CONCERNS WITH FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM PACKAGE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voiced his serious concerns with the six-part flood insurance reform package during today's hearing in the Financial Services Committee. To view Crist's remarks during the hearing, click here or below. In its current form, the package does not adequately address affordability, solvency, and mitigation issues – key for Pinellas homeowners, and concerns Crist discussed at a flood insurance roundtable he hosted in Gulfport last week. Additionally, none o... Read more

  • CRIST, ROONEY INTRODUCE BILL TO HELP BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) and Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) have introduced legislation (H.R. 2680) to help small businesses hire new employees. This bipartisan bill would provide immediate tax relief to our small businesses, enabling them to invest in their growth and provide higher wages to employees. According to the Federal Reserve, almost 50 percent of small businesses did not receive the bank lending they needed in 2016, making it difficult to grow their businesses and hire new e... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP PLAN TO WITHDRAW FROM CLIMATE ACCORD
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on reports that President Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord: “The Paris Climate Accord is a historic and shared commitment between nearly 200 countries to protect our environment and our future,” said Crist. “It would be extremely disappointing and damaging for the U.S. to walk away from this commitment and surrender America’s leadership in climate stewardship. Withdrawal would cause lasting d... Read more

  • MAJOR PINELLAS WIN: CRIST TOUTS ARMY CORPS FUNDING FOR KEY BEACH PROJECT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) applauded the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to fully fund the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project, which will restore and protect Pinellas County’s beaches. This announcement followed months of advocacy by Rep. Crist and Pinellas County, led by Chair Janet C. Long, which included a meeting with Army Corps officials in Washington, D.C. "Pinellas County is a peninsula on a peninsula, surrounded almost entirely by coastline. With rising sea leve... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF REPUBLICAN REPEAL BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report on the devastating impact the Republican health care repeal bill would have on the American people and economy. According to the CBO, the bill would leave 23 million Americans without coverage and would result in higher out-of-pocket costs – especially for those near retirement and with pre-existing conditions. The bill also cuts more than $800 billion from ... Read more

  • CRIST: TRUMP BUDGET FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE, MORALLY REPUGNANT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal: "A budget is a reflection of our principles and this proposal illustrates a complete lack of values. It decimates vital programs – from environmental protections to public education to medical research. It cuts taxes for the very wealthy while leaving the poor, sick, and disabled out in the cold. It doubles down on cruel cuts to Medicaid – despite promisin... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee the Department of Justice's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election: "This is a very significant step and a win for our democracy and the American people. Robert Mueller has broad respect across party lines and is the right person to lead such an important and sensitive investigation. We must get ... Read more

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