Crist, Diaz-Balart, and Wasserman Schultz Lead FL Members in Calling for Everglades Funding in Infrastructure Package

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) led 9 members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter calling for the inclusion of Everglades restoration in an infrastructure package. In the letter to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Members urge the Committee to provide ro... Read more »

Crist: Florida Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced today that many Floridians who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Millions of Floridians have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Crist helped pass. The latest round of payments app... Read more »

Crist Announces Opening of "Save Our Stages" Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

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Crist Announces Opening of "Save Our Stages" Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Local Venues Can Begin Applying for Assistance Thursday HERE St. Petersburg, FL - Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced that more help is here for local businesses and jobs as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will begin accepting applications on Thursda... Read more »

Crist Urges NASA Monitoring of Piney Point

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asking for assistance in monitoring and imaging of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, specifically at Piney Point and Port Manatee where toxic discharges are occurring. Last week, a leak was detected at the abandoned Piney Point phosphate plant, threatening catastrophic c... Read more »

Crist Statement on Passing of Congressman Alcee Hastings

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement in response to the passing of Florida Congressman Alcee Hastings to pancreatic cancer. "The Sunshine State mourns the passing of her longest serving Congressman and native son, Alcee Hastings. Alcee was a civil rights champion who fought tirelessly for desegregation from his years as a young lawyer, and continued his fight in the Pe... Read more »

As Concerns Rise Over Piney Point, Crist Calls on DeSantis to Work With EPA

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) sent a letter to the Governor Ron DeSantis calling on the State of Florida to accept the assistance being offered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide independent analysis of the toxic water the state is discharging into Tampa Bay. This will help assure residents and help guide next steps for mitigating damage to the envi... Read more »

As Toxic Piney Point Discharge Pumps into Bay, Crist Asks NOAA to Prioritize Public HAB Forecasts

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) asking for assistance in monitoring Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for harmful algae blooms like red tide as the region contends with toxic Piney Point discharges. Last week, a leak was detected at the Piney Point site, threatening catastrophic collaps... Read more »

Crist Bill Would Help Seniors Age at Home Safely

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Washington, DC – As seniors continue among those hardest hit by COVID-19, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), Antonio Delgado (D-NY), and Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) announced reintroduction of the Senior Accessible Housing Act, legislation that would allow seniors to choose to safely age in their homes. The bill would cover 100 percent of the costs of aging-in-place modifications to... Read more »

Major Carbon Fee & Dividend Bill Reintroduced in House; Crist to Join Press Conference on Tuesday

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Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (FL-13), Ted Deutch (FL-22), Judy Chu (CA-27), Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), and Scott Peters (CA-52), introduced the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, legislation to put a price on carbon and return 100% of the net revenue as a rebate to American families. The EICDA will help reduce U.S. carbon pollution by up to 45% by 2030, with a net... Read more »

Crist, Castor Call on DOJ to Investigate Dangerous Working Conditions At Local Lead Plant

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Kathy Castor (D-Tampa Bay) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resources Division calling on the agency to immediately investigate Gopher Resource, a lead smelting plant located in the Bay Area. The letter to the DOJ comes on the heels of in-depth investigative reporting done by t... Read more »

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