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  • NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT CONFERENCE REPORT INCLUDES CRIST AMENDMENT ON CLIMATE RESILIENCE
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on inclusion of his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act directing the Secretary of Defense to make fortifying our military installations against the threat of flooding and sea level rise a top priority. The Crist Amendment, approved by the House earlier this year, and protected in the final conference agreement coming to the floor today, would require the military to work with a... Read more

  • CRIST AMENDMENT SECURES RED TIDE FUNDING IN CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH BILL, PASSES HOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement on inclusion of his amendment to H.R. 729, the Coastal and Great Lakes Communities Enhancement Act, which passed the House this afternoon by a vote of 262-151. The Crist amendment, which passed by a vote of 297-121, would clarify that projects to address harmful algae blooms, such as red tide, are eligible for, and more likely to receive, funding from the new grant program created by the underlying bill. This gra... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS FLORIDA DEMOCRATS TO STOP SOLAR SUNSET
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led a letter signed by all 13 Democratic members of the Florida Congressional delegation urging an extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) before the end of the year. In the letter, the Members cite the solar credit’s unique and critical role in the health of Florida’s environment, economy, and future. In addition to being extremely vulnerable to climate change, Florida is #2 in the nation for solar jobs and project... Read more

  • CRIST BILL FIGHTING SPAM CALLS WILL SOON HEAD TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
    Posted in Press Releases on December 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of his Spam Calls Task Force Act (H.R. 721) by both chambers of the United States Congress. The legislation, which was included in the TRACED Act (S. 151), introduced by Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Senator John Thune (R-SD), passed the House this afternoon by a vote of 417-3 and is expected to soon head to the President’s desk. “In 2018 alone, Floridians experienced close to 4 ... Read more

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

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 3055, a “continuing resolution” to avoid a government shutdown through December 20, 2019. H.R. 3055 also provides a 3.1 percent pay increase for our military service members, and fully funds a fair and accurate 2020 Census. “The People’s House has taken action to prevent a government shutdown in November, while also providing a 3.1% pay raise for our U.S. Armed Forces,” said ... Read more

  • CRIST AMENDMENT IMPROVES ACCESS TO THE POLLS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement on inclusion of his amendment to H.R. 4990, the Election Technology Research Act, which was passed by the Science, Space, and Technology Committee this morning. The Crist amendment, adopted by a unanimous voice vote, would improve voting access for the visually impaired. “For the visually impaired, access to the voting booth is not yet equal,”said Rep. Crist. “At too many polling locations, the check-in process h... Read more

  • CRIST-LED BIPARTISAN EFFORT HALTS FLOOD INSURANCE RATE SPIKE
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – In a joint statement, U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Garret Graves (R-LA-06), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26), and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) applauded the decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to delay proposed changes to National Flood Insurance Program rate calculations from October 1, 2020 to October 1, 2021. The decision comes after the members led over 60 of their colleagues last week in supporting a d... Read more

  • CRIST, PASCRELL, GRAVES, ROUZER, MUCARSEL-POWELL, ROONEY DEMAND CHANGES TO NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM REAUTHORIZATION
    Posted in Press Releases on November 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL-13), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Garret Graves (R-LA-06), David Rouzer (R-NC-07), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL-26), and Francis Rooney (R-FL-19) led a letter signed by 64 Members of Congress demanding affordable insurance rates in a long-term National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) reauthorization. In the letter addressed to congressional leadership, the Members cite a failure to address expected NFIP premium increases under the Federal... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON HOUSE PASSAGE OF IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY RESOLUTION
    Posted in Press Releases on October 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of H. Res. 660, a resolution directing committees to continue ongoing investigations as part of the existing House of Representatives inquiry into whether sufficient grounds exist for the House to exercise its Constitutional power to impeach the President. “Testimony in recent weeks by senior Trump Administration officials has only heightened concerns that the President sought ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON HOUSE RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ARMENIAN GENOCIDE
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.Res 296, “Affirming the United States Record on the Armenian Genocide.” The resolution declares the United States’ recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, and commemorates those lives lost, while rejecting Turkish efforts to deny the existence of the Armenian Genocide. “Today is an important day for America’s Armenian community and fo... Read more

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