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  • Crist Unveils Bipartisan Bill Protecting Veterans' Treatment Options, Employment Opportunities
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced the introduction of the Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (H.R.6589) with Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-GA) to protect veterans' treatment options and federal employment opportunities (bill details below). A recent American Legion poll found broad support for cannabis treatment among veterans and caregivers as well as that one in five veterans use marijuana to alleviate a medical condition. Crist made the announceme... Read more

  • CRIST HEARS FROM PINELLAS RESIDENTS AT THREE HOUR TOWN HALL
    Posted in Press Releases on July 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) held his fourth town hall for Pinellas constituents. Originally scheduled to end at noon, Crist stayed for over three hours to answer questions and hear community concerns firsthand from constituents who filled the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. (Please click here to view videos of the town hall, which was live-streamed on the Congressman's Facebook page). "It was an honor to spend the day with my Pinellas neighbors, discussing the issues... Read more

  • CRIST BILL CREATING U.S.-ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP TO FIGHT DRONE ATTACKS SET TO BECOME LAW
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    The United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act, introduced by U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Mike Johnson (R-LA), was incorporated into the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference report passed by the House today. Following the President's signature, the Crist-Johnson proposal, which establishes a strategic partnership between the United States and Israel to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adversaries, will become law as part of the NDAA for f... Read more

  • CRIST-LED VETERANS BILL PASSES HOUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation introduced by U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jeff Denham (R-CA), Ann Kuster (D-NH), and Mike Bost (R-IL). The VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act enacts common-sense reforms making the VA's hazardous medical waste procedures safer and more efficient, saving the department millions of dollars annually that can be redirected to improve care for veterans. "This is how Congress should work – coming together to pass common-sen... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON HOUSE FLOOD INSURANCE EXTENSION
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of a four-month extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration. The program is set to expire on July 31st, which would leave the policies for over 100,000 Pinellas County residents in limbo during hurricane season. "This bill keeps flood insurance strong and clean through hurricane season for Pinellas families and I urge my colleagues in the ... Read more

  • CRIST TAKES JORDAN PARK CONCERNS TO HUD
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) wrote to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sharing community concerns over redevelopment plans for Jordan Park and their impact on senior residents. Crist is inviting HUD Secretary Ben Carson to visit the community to better understand the ongoing situation. Please find a copy of the letter attached and below: July 20, 2018 The Honorable Ben Carson, Secretary United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Dea... Read more

  • CRIST SHARES NEWSPAPER TARIFF CONCERNS WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) submitted testimony to the United States International Trade Commission, which held a hearing yesterday on the negative impact new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration will have on the newspaper industry. Crist recently introduced the bipartisan PRINT Act to block newspaper tariffs and joined fellow members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to prevent this harmful action. "An unnecessary trade... Read more

  • CRIST STEPS UP FIGHT TO PROTECT FLORIDA FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has joined in offering several bipartisan amendments to the Department of Interior funding bill that would protect Florida's coasts from offshore drilling. The three amendments, which will be considered by the House Rules Committee tonight, would: 1) Keep Florida off the table in any new offshore drilling plans; 2) Prohibit new offshore drilling and other drilling-related activities, including seismic testing, from occurring off Florida's coasts; and ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH TO SUPREME COURT
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “A lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land is an awesome responsibility. Justices must be committed to upholding our Constitution, upholding the rights provided by it to ALL Americans, and upholding an independent judiciary where no one is above the law,” said Crist. “I have serious concerns with Judge Ka... Read more

  • FLORIDA DELEGATION UNITES TO SAVE OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY RULES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13), along with U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan (FL-16), Darren Soto (FL-9), and Francis Rooney (FL-19), led a bipartisan push to maintain offshore drilling safety rules. Writing to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, 21 members of Florida's Congressional Delegation voiced their strong opposition to the Administration's proposed weakening of the Well Control Rule put in place after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Congressman Crist, Florida's Governor at the time of the ... Read more

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