Crist Announces Over $10 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport

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Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) announced two American Rescue Plan-funded grants amounting to over $10 million for the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport. The first grant provides $9,809,329 to support the airport’s economic recovery from COVID-19 by covering costs related to airport operations, personnel, cleaning, sanitation, janitorial services, debt...

Crist Urges FTC to Crack Down on Spanish-language Misinformation

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D–St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, following reporting that online Spanish-language misinformation is moderated far less than English misinformation. The letter urges the FTC to redouble existing enforcement efforts and collect data to help crack down on harmful Spanish-language misinformation. To tackle the g...

Crist Votes Against Anti-Vax Government Shutdown

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 6119, the Further Extending Government Funding Act, a continuing resolution to extend current government funding levels through February 18, 2022. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. Without Senate passage, the government will run out of funds and shutdown on Friday, December 3 at ...

Crist Statement on Oral Arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

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Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D­ – St. Petersburg) released this statement following oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban and a direct threat to Roe v. Wade. “Floridians know this is not a drill. Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that dir...

Crist Announces $12.75 Million in Community Policing Grants for Florida

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced $12,750,000 in federal funding for Florida through the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP). These funds will enable Florida to hire 102 full-time community police officers across the state to better serve Florida’s communities, reduce crime, and keep our street...

Crist Statement on Shalanda Young Nomination to Lead Office of Management and Budget

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following President Biden’s nomination of Shalanda Young, a well-respected former House Appropriations Committee staffer with whom Rep. Crist previously worked, to lead the Office of Management and Budget. If confirmed by the Senate, she would be the first woman of color to lead the agency. “I’m thrilled ...

Crist Calls on Senate to Keep IRS Out of Americans' Bank Accounts

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Washington, DC – As the Senate moves to consider the House-passed Build Back Better Act, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter asking the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) to avoid adding the divisive IRS account reporting requirements into the package. “As Florida families are feeling the burden of higher prices fo...

Crist Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Agenda

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Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement after House passage of the historic Build Back Better Act, a $1.75 trillion package to fight inflation, create jobs, cut taxes, and lower the rising costs facing families. The package includes historic investments to lower health insurance premiums, expand coverage, and lower prescription drug co...

Crist Says Goodbye to Winter the Dolphin

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Ahead of her Celebration of Life at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium this coming weekend, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement honoring the passing of Clearwater's native daughter, Winter the Dolphin. "Today I wish to commemorate the passing of Winter the Dolphin, celebrate her extraordinary life, and honor her home and family at Clearwater Marine Aquarium in my district...

Crist Champions Veterans Access to Flu Vaccine

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of H.R. 5671, legislation allowing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to administer flu vaccines to all veterans, their dependents, and veteran caregivers. Currently, only veterans enrolled in the VA healthcare system are eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Congressman Crist...

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