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  • CRIST APPLAUDS HOUSE PASSAGE OF VENEZUELAN TPS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 549 Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. The legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 272-158, would extend Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelan nationals living in America, allowing them to work and travel. In recent years, 4 million Venezuelans have fled the country to escape political violence and a burgeoning humanitarian crisis. On Tuesday, House Republicans blocked fa... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 3877, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 284-149, will protect the full faith and credit of the U.S. government and provide robust investment in our national security, infrastructure, education, and health care for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. “Today, the House of Representatives put partisanship aside to do the right thing For The... Read more

  • CRIST SPAM CALLS BILL PASSES HOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 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) which was included in Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) Stopping Bad Robocalls (H.R. 3375). The bipartisan legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 429-3, tackles the onslaught of spam calls Americans receive on a daily basis – over 26 billion in 2018. “Floridians are being inundated with spam calls,” said Crist. “... Read more

  • CRIST: REPUBLICANS BLOCK HOUSE PASSAGE OF VENEZUELAN TPS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on H.R. 549, the Venezuela TPS Act of 2019. The legislation, which was voted down tonight by House Republicans, would have extended Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelan nationals living in America, allowing them to work and travel. In recent years, 4 million Venezuelans have fled the country to escape political violence and a burgeoning humanitarian crisis. “The Venezuelan people are suffer... Read more

  • CRIST PRAISES HOUSE ON RAISING THE WAGE TO $15
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 582, the Raise the Wage Act, which would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2025. This landmark piece of legislation would give over 3 million Floridian workers, including nearly 106,000 in Pinellas County, a well deserved raise. “After the longest stretch in American history without a minimum wage increase, the People’s House struck a powerful blow in the ... Read more

  • CRIST SPAM CALLS TASK FORCE BILL HEADS TO HOUSE FLOOR
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on committee passage of Chairman Frank Pallone’s (D-NJ) bipartisan Stopping Bad Robocalls (H.R. 3375) which includes Crist’s Spam Calls Task Force Act (H.R. 721). The legislation, which passed through the full House Committee on Energy and Commerce today by a vote of 49-0, is expected on the House floor in the coming weeks. “Day and night, Americans are fighting an onslaught of spam calls that ... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $4.5 MILLION TO FLORIDA YOUTH DEVELOPMENT NON-PROFIT
    Posted in Press Releases on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL - Congressman Charlie Crist (D - St. Petersburg) announced a $4.5 million grant to AMIKids, a youth development non-profit with a significant presence and impact in Pinellas county. Distributed by the U.S. Department of Labor, Reentry Project grant awards fund community organizations and support projects serving young people involved with the criminal justice system. "Everyone deserves a second chance - especially our children. This $4.5 million grant will allow our community ... Read more

  • CRIST AMENDMENT REQUIRES PENTAGON TO PLAN FOR CLIMATE CHANGE AND RISING SEAS, FORTIFY BASES
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of his amendment to H.R. 2500, the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Crist amendment directs the Secretary of Defense to make fortifying our military installations against the threat of flooding and sea level rise a top priority. It requires the military to work with agencies like NOAA and NASA that track our changing climate, to incorporate flooding and sea leve... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON IG REPORT DETAILING ABHORRENT CONDITIONS AT BORDER DETENTION FACILITIES
    Posted in Press Releases on July 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) report which found overcrowded, squalid conditions at migrant detention facilities along the southern border. Disturbing information has also come to light regarding a Facebook group comprised of current and former Border Patrol agents where derogatory, racist, and anti-immigrant remarks were directed at migrants ... Read more

  • FLORIDA CONGRESSMEN CRIST AND BILIRAKIS JOIN AMERICAN FLOOD COALITION
    Posted in Press Releases on July 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Charlie Crist and Gus Bilirakis have joined the American Flood Coalition, a nonpartisan alliance to address the growing threat of flooding and sea level rise. Crist, a St. Petersburg Democrat, and Bilirakis, a Palm Harbor Republican represent portions of Florida’s Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay metropolitan area, including all of Pinellas County. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, coastal communities in greater Tampa Bay are projected to experience roughly... Read more

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