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  • Crist Announces Nearly $150,000 in Grants to Protect Florida’s Iconic Manatees
    Posted in Press Releases on October 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist announced two grants totaling $149,674 to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, aiding in local efforts to rescue and rehabilitate Florida’s manatee population. Specifically, Clearwater Marine Aquarium will receive $77,879 to increase manatee rescue efforts through the use of new technology to expand capacity and collect health and life history parameters; and $71,795 to support the Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership, enhancing transpor... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Recent Escalation of Violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan
    Posted in Press Releases on October 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement on the recent escalation of violence in Armenia and Azerbaijan. Reports indicate that hundreds have been killed in the region. “I’m deeply saddened by the fighting in the Caucuses, and I’ve heard from many constituents who are seeing the destruction and hearing the stories of people there living in fear,” said Rep. Crist. “The territorial status of Nagorno-Karabakh must be resolved peacefully an... Read more

  • Crist Calls on Florida to Extend Online Voter Registration Deadline
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement calling on the Florida Department of State to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline an additional day following reports that a glitch in the state’s voter registration website caused the site to be down hours before yesterday’s midnight deadline to register. As Floridians in communities across the state shared their frustration over the broken website, reports have surfaced that prospective vote... Read more

  • Crist Statement on President’s Tweet Ending COVID Relief Talks
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a statement following President Trump’s tweets kicking further coronavirus relief talks until after the election, leaving millions of workers, families, and small businesses in Florida and across the country without the relief needed to weather the dual crises of the COVID-19 pandemic and an economic emergency. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Congressman Crist has fought hard for bold relief for the American people. Earl... Read more

  • Crist Calls for House Rules Change to Include Racial and Ethnic Impact Score on Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) testified last week before the House Rules Committee, proposing that the Committee require legislation coming to the floor for a vote to include a Racial and Ethnic Impact (REI) “Score” so that lawmakers will have a better understanding about the impact proposed legislation would have on all races: Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans. The score would be completed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-... Read more

  • Crist Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Reporting of Veterans Suicide at VA and Enhance Congressional Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) in introducing the Veterans’ Sentinel Act to respond to suicide by U.S. veterans at VA facilities by improving the accuracy of data collection and enhancing congressional oversight. The bill comes on the heels of an investigation that found multiple mistakes in the VA’s reporting of suicides on-campus. The bill is endorsed by VoteVets, C... Read more

  • Crist Introduces Legislation to Enhance the Distribution Supply Chain for Coming COVID Vaccine
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) announced introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Production Act, legislation directing the rapid distribution of a coronavirus vaccine and putting the United States back on track in its efforts to stop the spread of the virus across the country. Specifically, the legislation would require the President to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mobilize manufacturers and ... Read more

  • Crist Votes for Updated Heroes Act to Provide Robust Relief to Pinellas Families and Small Biz
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the Updated Heroes Act (H.R.925), relief legislation aimed at protecting the lives and livelihood of American families as the nation continues to combat the public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Updated Heroes Act, which passed today by a vote of 214-207, comes following months of Senate inaction on the original aid package passed by the House back in May,... Read more

  • Crist Calls for Eviction Moratorium Extension Through the End of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to extend the State’s moratorium on evictions through the end of the year. If allowed to lapse, the moratorium, which is set to expire at midnight tonight, would force thousands of Floridians out of their homes during a pandemic as many continue to struggle following the devastating health and economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Governor DeSantis, on five separate oc... Read more

  • Crist Announces New Congressional Staff Report Highlighting Significant Costs of Census Undercount for Florida’s 13th District
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a new report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties detailing the significant costs of an undercount for Florida's 13th Congressional District. “This new report makes clear—a complete Census count is essential for the people of Florida's 13th District. Even a small undercount of 1% could cost our district nearly $7 million in federal funding for our schools, foster care s... Read more

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