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  • CRIST STATEMENT AHEAD OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement ahead of President Trump's inaugural State of the Union. Crist has invited Clearwater resident Dani Hall, a medical marijuana advocate, to view the speech from the House Gallery. Her story highlights the negative impact that cracking down on medical marijuana, as proposed by the U.S. Attorney General, would have on families in Florida and other states that allow medical marijuana. More on her story here. "As co... Read more

  • CRIST TAKES CAREERSOURCE CONCERNS TO U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Continuing his call for federal action in response to apparent fraud taking place at CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) inquired with the U.S. Department of Labor as to what oversight is currently in place and if changes are needed to prevent such misconduct from occurring in the future. This follows Crist's request that the House Committee on Education and the Workforce look into these troubling reports. Please find below and attached ... Read more

  • CRIST VOICES DISCRIMINATION CONCERNS WITH NEW HHS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DIVISION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling for clarification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that its newly established Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Civil Rights will not shield medical providers who discriminate against patients by denying access to care. Please find below and attached a copy of the letter: January 26, 2018 Secretary Alex Azar U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert Humphrey Building,... Read more

  • CRIST, BARRAGÁN, AND PRICE ANNOUNCE OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA), and David E. Price (D-NC) are introducing the Safe Coasts, Oceans, and Seaside Towns (COAST) Act to codify two of the common-sense safety regulations implemented after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion. These two rules, dealing with production safety systems and well control, have been targeted by Trump Administration attempts to minimize the oil and gas industry’s safety obligations. The bill, set to be introduced Monda... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL ACTION AFTER TROUBLING CAREERSOURCE REPORTS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Following deeply troubling reports of mismanagement at CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has called on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to conduct the federal oversight needed to protect taxpayer dollars and the integrity of these critical workforce development programs. Please find below and attached a copy of the letter sent to committee leaders. January 23, 2018 Chairman Virginia Foxx Committee on Education & the W... Read more

  • CRIST OFFICES OPEN TO SERVE PINELLAS FAMILIES THROUGHOUT SHUTDOWN
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    While many federal agencies reduce services during a government shutdown, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced his Congressional offices will remain open to serve the people of Pinellas. The Congressman remains in Washington, working with his colleagues to find a bipartisan solution to re-open the government and address the many pressing issues before Congress. (Please find below additional information on how the shutdown will and will not affect Pinellas families). "Le... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON VOTE TO RE-OPEN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the vote today to fund the government through February 8th after bipartisan agreement was reached to bring up legislation in the Senate to protect DREAMers. "It’s unfortunate it took a shutdown to get an agreement for a Senate vote to protect our DREAMers. Ultimately, the President must lead on this issue in order to get a fix signed into law. We are in this position because, after requesting and receiving a... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS CALL FOR BIPARTISAN, LONG-TERM SOLUTIONS TO PREVENT SHUTDOWN
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, as a government shutdown looms over Washington, U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) led a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan calling for common-sense compromise to keep the government open. The seven lawmakers, who previously supporting continuing resolutions this fiscal year, expressed concern over the continued absence of a critical budget caps agreement and bipartisan solutions to the challenges our nation faces. Congressman Crist previously announced he would not supp... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CONTINUING RESOLUTION VOTE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding an expected vote tomorrow on another continuing resolution, which would keep the government on a month-to-month budget while failing to provide for our defense and domestic needs and leaving in limbo our DREAMers, full reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, disaster relief, and funding for community health centers. "The House of Representatives is once again being asked to vote on a sho... Read more

  • CRIST-DENHAM BIPARTISAN VETERANS TREATMENT COURT BILL GAINS MOMENTUM
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Just two months after introducing H.R. 4345, the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) announced it has received the endorsement of the National Military & Veterans Alliance (NMVA). NMVA – a non-partisan group of military and veterans service organizations including American Logistics Association; American Military Retirees Association; American Military Society; Army and Navy Union of the USA; American Retiree Association; AMV... Read more

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