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  • CRIST WARNS BAILED OUT COMPANIES ON LAYOFFS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL - Today, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement following reports that some large companies and organizations would be laying off or furloughing employees despite receiving federal financial assistance in the CARES Act. “The American people expect that companies accepting taxpayer assistance are not putting those same Americans out of work,” said Rep. Crist. “The loans, grants, and appropriations included in the CARES Act are spec... Read more

  • CRIST CHAMPIONS PASSAGE OF CARES ACT, COMPREHENSIVE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF LEGISLATION ‘FOR THE PEOPLE’
    Posted in Press Releases on March 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion legislative package that comprehensively addresses the impact the novel coronavirus is having on the financial security and well-being of the American people. The legislation, which passed by a voice vote and is now heading to the President’s desk to be signed into law, will provide a s... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $160,000 FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS OF PINELLAS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $160,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to Community Health Centers of Pinellas. Community Health Centers of Pinellas are currently serving as one of the main COVID-19 testing sites for uninsured Pinellas residents. "The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the indispensable role our community health clinics play for uninsured and under-insured Americans, and the public health at large. Without institutions like the Community Healt... Read more

  • CRIST TO DESANTIS: “RELEASE SNAP BENEFITS EARLY”
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis calling for the State of Florida to release Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits early as low-income and vulnerable Floridians take the necessary steps to shelter in place during the coronavirus pandemic, also known as COVID-19. In the letter, Congressman Crist states that “this small but crucial step would be an important way for the State of Florida to help” tho... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON STANDING STRONG DURING THIS ADVERSITY
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement as Pinellas County and the State of Florida grapple with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. “These are challenging times, but I want Floridians to know that we will prevail and rise from this crisis both stronger and wiser. We live in the greatest country on Earth, in the history of mankind. The smartest people around the world are working on vaccines and treatments for the coronavirus. The... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR MORATORIUM ON FORECLOSURES & EVICTIONS IN WAKE OF CORONAVIRUS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL — Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), today was joined by 106 Members of Congress in asking for an immediate, nationwide moratorium on all foreclosures and evictions from properties owned, insured, or overseen by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in light of the developing coronavirus epidemic. All t... Read more

  • CRIST HIGHLIGHTS WAYS TO STRENGTHEN CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PACKAGE FOR THE PEOPLE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, and leadership of the six relevant House committees suggesting additional provisions for inclusion in the third coronavirus response package. After passing two bipartisan, coronavirus emergency funding and response packages aimed at improving the government’s response to this pandemic and safeguarding the health and well-being of the American publ... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR AIR TRAVEL CONSUMER PROTECTIONS IN AID PACKAGE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement calling for additional consumer protections should the third coronavirus stimulus package under consideration include financial aid for the airline industry. “With the Trump Administration requesting a $50-60 billion financial assistance package for the airline industry in the wake of COVID-19, I am calling for the finances of consumers to be considered with equal gravity. If taxpayers are being asked to ... Read more

  • CRIST PUTS PINELLAS FAMILIES FIRST, VOTES FOR HOUSE PASSAGE OF CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of H.R.6201 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a legislative package to address the impacts of the novel coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security as the pandemic reaches communities across the nation. The legislation, which passed a by a vote of 363-40, will establish paid sick leave for workers, free coronavirus testing, enhanced unemployment ... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON HHS TO IMPLEMENT CORONAVIRUS DRIVE-THRU TESTING SITES ACROSS COUNTRY
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, calling for HHS to use its emergency authority to support drive-thru testing for the novel coronavirus. This would decrease contact between patients, providers, and the general public while helping to combat community spread of the COVID-19. Congressman Crist has been leading efforts to improve the government’s response to the coronavirus, rece... Read more

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