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  • CRIST ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $70K FOR PINELLAS AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $70,000 to Pinellas County to support its work protecting air quality and the public's health. The $71,896 grant will support the County's Air Quality Division working to reduce pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and mercury. "Reducing air pollution is key to protecting our environment and the health of our neighbors. It is vital that we all... Read more

  • CRIST BILL EXTENDS SOCIAL SECURITY TO 2064
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration released its findings of the positive impact legislation introduced by Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) would have on the Social Security Trust Fund. This evaluation, requested by Crist, found that the Save Social Security Act of 2017 (H.R. 1631) would extend Social Security's solvency by 30 years, keeping the program on firm financial footing through 2064. At that point, the legislation would also close 2/3 of the remaining gap... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON DISCUSS RETURN TO CIVILITY ON SIRIUS/XM POTUS POLITICS
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently joined Tim Farley on Sirius/XM’s POTUS Channel Midday Briefing to discuss their bipartisan push for a National Day of Civility and the importance of returning civility to our political discourse. Listen here. Reps. Crist and Johnson also recently co-authored an op-ed published by The Hill regarding their bipartisan legislation, H.Res. 400, that recognizes July 12th as the National Day of Civility, with the date a refer... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON 'MINIBUS' DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the FY18 appropriations bill funding the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Energy as well as the Legislative Branch. "Today, I voted to fund our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardsmen serving our nation overseas, including those who call MacDill Air Force Base home. I also voted to keep our commitment to those wounded in the fight for our freedom receiving care through the Bay Pin... Read more

  • CRIST VOTES FULFILL PLEDGE TO STAND STRONG WITH VETERANS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voted in support of H.R. 3218, the largest expansion of G.I. Bill benefits in nearly a decade. He also stood with the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Officers of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, and AFGE in opposing S. 114, which would threaten the ability of the VA to meet t... Read more

  • CRIST OFFERS BIPARTISAN AMENDMENT TO PROTECT MILITARY READINESS FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House Rules Committee today, which would encourage the prioritization of military readiness over offshore energy exploration and extraction. The amendment aligns with the Department of Defense’s position that increased offshore drilling would conflict with missions and training exercises. The amendment has bipartisan support from Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Val ... Read more

  • CRIST TAPPED TO LEAD TASK FORCE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition Task Force on Economic Growth for the 115th Congress. The Task Force on Economic Growth will be primarily focused on creating a positive economic climate geared toward boosting growth and promoting job creation. Under the leadership of Crist and co-chair Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), the Task Force will advance policies that accelerate the economic recovery, create good job opportunitie... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO FILL NOAA ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on President Trump to immediately nominate a qualified individual to lead the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This critical agency houses the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center that keep communities prepared for severe storms. We are one month into what is predicted to be an above-normal hurricane season, yet a NOAA administrator still has not been named. "Not only does NOAA's work help support ou... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF SENATE REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal bill would result in 22 million Americans losing coverage, leaving 15 million more Americans uninsured in the next year alone. The bill cuts $772 billion from Medicaid, which serves as a lifeline to care for 70 million low-income Americans. "The CBO score has confirmed that the Senate bill is just as bad as the House ver... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON LEAD ON BILL CREATING NATIONAL DAY OF CIVILITY
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined with Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) to announce bipartisan legislation establishing July 12th as a National Day of Civility. In addition to announcing this legislation, Crist and Johnson are distributing wristbands that read "Practice the GOLDEN RULE every day!" to remind all members of the House and Senate that Congress must lead by example. To watch this morning's announcement, please click here or b... Read more

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