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  • CRIST JOINS IN INTRODUCING 2017 DIGITAL COAST ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) in introducing bipartisan legislation that will help local and state governments build coastal resiliency along the United States’ 95,000 miles of shoreline. Geospatial mapping information can be complicated, expensive to collect, and difficult to use without in-house expertise. In the wake of devastating recent Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the n... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ENDING ACA COST-SHARING REDUCTION PAYMENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments, undermining the Affordable Care Act and Americans’ access to affordable, quality health care coverage: “The extremely harmful decision to end legally required payments under the Affordable Care Act will raise costs on the American people, further destabilize the health insurance market, and increase the deficit. Breaking a promise to make insu... Read more

  • CRIST FOUNDING MEMBER OF NEWLY FORMED HOUSE NASA CAUCUS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) in announcing the creation of the House NASA Caucus. Led by co-chairs Knight and Kaptur, Crist will serve as a founding member of this new caucus aimed at bringing attention to current initiatives that advance NASA'S legacy, programmatic and resource challenges, and conversations in preparation of future public endeavors. Crist also serves on the Hou... Read more

  • CRIST, ROONEY INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN CHILD SAFETY LEGISLATION
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) joined Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) in introducing the National Child Identification Assistance Act. This bipartisan bill protects children’s sensitive information by empowering parents to store it themselves, rather than the government. "We must do all we can to protect our children," said Crist. "I am proud to join my friend, Congressman Rooney, in introducing this common-sense bill to do just that, promoting a proactive approach to address the growing issue... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $1M AWARDED TO PSTA FOR ELECTRIC BUS, INFRASTRUCTURE
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) CEO Brad Miller to announce the award of a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program to add more zero-emission buses to its fleet. In July, Crist wrote to the FTA in support of PSTA's grant application. “PSTA has earned this very competitive grant through its commitment to adding safer, cleaner technologies to its fleet,” said Cr... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR TAX RELIEF FOR WORKING FAMILIES IMPACTED BY IRMA, HARVEY
    Posted in Press Releases on September 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined House Ways & Means Tax Policy Subcommittee Ranking Member Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and more than 30 colleagues to introduce legislation providing tax relief to working families impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. The bill provides qualifying individuals and families in Irma and Harvey-related federal disaster areas with the maximum assistance from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC), giving them the option of using th... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUNDING
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of a bipartisan emergency disaster relief funding package in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This package was passed by the Senate on Thursday and will now be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Additionally, this package raises the debt ceiling to avoid a catastrophic default, extends government funding through the end of the year to avoid a harmful shutdown, and provides a three month r... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO UNITED AIRLINES PRICING
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to investigate United Airlines’ pricing structure for those evacuating Hurricane Irma. Unlike other major airlines, which capped fares and expanded capacity, United Airlines is still charging extremely high rates to Floridians trying to get out of harm’s way. As Attorney General of Florida, Crist routinely cracked down on price gouging, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley in 2004. Please... Read more

  • CRIST OFFERS AMENDMENTS PRIORITIZING PINELLAS NEEDS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) will be offering several amendments this week during consideration of FY18 appropriations bills to prioritize funding for youth employment training and programs addressing LGBT youth homelessness. He will also be putting forward language prohibiting oil drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, all key issues for Pinellas County. "As members of Congress, we have the responsibility to spend taxpayer dollars wisely and in a way that best reflects our valu... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TURNING BACK ON DREAMERS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "We are a nation of immigrants. DREAMers are our neighbors, our children's classmates, and members of our military. Turning our backs on these young, hardworking individuals who contribute to our communities and country in countless ways – as members of the military, educators, engineers, nurses, and lea... Read more

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