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  • MAJOR PINELLAS WIN: CRIST TOUTS ARMY CORPS FUNDING FOR KEY BEACH PROJECT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) applauded the Army Corps of Engineers' decision to fully fund the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project, which will restore and protect Pinellas County’s beaches. This announcement followed months of advocacy by Rep. Crist and Pinellas County, led by Chair Janet C. Long, which included a meeting with Army Corps officials in Washington, D.C. "Pinellas County is a peninsula on a peninsula, surrounded almost entirely by coastline. With rising sea leve... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF REPUBLICAN REPEAL BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) report on the devastating impact the Republican health care repeal bill would have on the American people and economy. According to the CBO, the bill would leave 23 million Americans without coverage and would result in higher out-of-pocket costs – especially for those near retirement and with pre-existing conditions. The bill also cuts more than $800 billion from ... Read more

  • CRIST: TRUMP BUDGET FISCALLY IRRESPONSIBLE, MORALLY REPUGNANT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the Trump Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal: "A budget is a reflection of our principles and this proposal illustrates a complete lack of values. It decimates vital programs – from environmental protections to public education to medical research. It cuts taxes for the very wealthy while leaving the poor, sick, and disabled out in the cold. It doubles down on cruel cuts to Medicaid – despite promisin... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor to oversee the Department of Justice's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election: "This is a very significant step and a win for our democracy and the American people. Robert Mueller has broad respect across party lines and is the right person to lead such an important and sensitive investigation. We must get ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP REVEALING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO RUSSIANS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on President Trump's revelation of classified information to Russian officials last week: "The news that the President gave highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office is deeply, deeply disturbing. His actions are indefensible. They delivered a self-inflicted wound to our national security, imperiling secret, sensitive operations overseas battling ISIS, puttin... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON COMEY NOTES REVEALING TRUMP URGED END TO FBI INVESTIGATION INTO MICHAEL FLYNN
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on news reports that former FBI Director James Comey's notes reveal President Trump pressured him to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: "If accurate, the President was attempting to impede an FBI investigation with national security implications. It's just wrong, plain and simple. The President is not above the law, but frighteningly it appears he thinks he is. If this isn'... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON FIRING OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey: "I don't disagree with the decision to remove Director Comey from his post given his actions over the past year. But the timing is extremely suspect given the FBI recently announced they are investigating the Trump administration for alleged ties to Russia. "Now President Trump gets to nominate the head of the agency leading that investigation. We need a special prosecutor to ... Read more

  • CRIST ON MSNBC SAYS REPEAL BILL 'CRUEL AND UNUSUAL'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Ali Velshi on MSNBC Live to discuss the Republican's repeal of healthcare and what it means for Floridians. WATCH HERE. Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN REPEAL OF HEALTHCARE
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on his strong opposition to today’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Republicans are rushing to the floor a partisan healthcare repeal bill. No one has read it – and no one knows how much it costs! What we do know is frightening: 24 million Americans will lose their healthcare, insurance companies will be able to again deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, seniors will pay five times more for their in... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON OMNIBUS PASSAGE, WINS FOR FLORIDA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement in support of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which avoids a harmful government shutdown and keeps the government in operation for the rest of fiscal year 2017, ending Oct. 1st. The bill includes funding for many programs Crist advocated for on behalf of Florida families after the Trump Administration sought to underfund or eliminate them. "This is how government should work. Both parties and chambers, working together... Read more

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