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  • CRIST INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL BLOCKING NEWSPAPER TARIFFS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) to introduce the PRINT Act (H.R. 6031) to block new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on newspaper. The Tampa Bay Times – Florida's largest newspaper serving the district Crist represents – estimates the new tariffs will cost an additional $3 million annually, resulting in further lay-offs and higher costs for consumers. Crist and fellow members of the Florida Congressional Delegation previously called on the U.S.... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS FLORIDA DEMS IN FIGHT TO PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led his fellow Democrats in the Florida Congressional Delegation in calling for HUD Secretary Ben Carson to abandon his proposal that would drastically hike rents for low-income Floridians. The delegation members oppose the misguided proposal that unfairly targets single mothers and those in severe poverty, which could result in evictions for almost two million Americans – with nearly one million of those impacted being children. Crist is a me... Read more

  • CRIST JOINS IN INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN VA COST SAVINGS ENHANCEMENTS ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) joined to introduce H.R. 5974, the Department of Veterans Affairs Creation of On-Site Treatment Systems Affording Veterans Improvements and Numerous General Safety Enhancements Act (VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act) along with U.S. Reps. Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Mike Bost (R-IL). The bipartisan bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement operational changes to save the department millions of dollars each year an... Read more

  • CRIST RENEWS PUSH FOR SCHOOL BUS SAFETY AFTER NEW FEDERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    Following new recommendations released yesterday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is renewing his call for seat belt requirements for school buses. NTSB, the federal agency responsible for issuing safety guidance to prevent future accidents, is now recommending lap and shoulder belts on all new large school buses following its investigation into deadly school bus crashes in Baltimore, Maryland and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Last year, ... Read more

  • CRIST FAIR LENDING AMENDMENT BLOCKED FROM BANKING BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement after his amendment to protect data collection that prevents racial discrimination was blocked from inclusion in S. 2155, the Dodd-Frank overhaul bill being considered in the House today. Crist's amendment, offered with Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), would retain Dodd-Frank fair lending reporting requirements. "At a time when banks are still being penalized for redlining and other discriminatory practices, we need more data, no... Read more

  • Crist, 48-Member Problem Solvers Caucus Announce Support for FIRST STEP Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the 48 Members of the Problem Solvers Caucus announced their support for H.R. 5682, The Formerly Incarcerated Reenter Society Transformed, Safely Transitioning Every Person Act (FIRST STEP). The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Reps. Doug Collins (GA-09) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), aims to improve public safety while lowering recidivism and prison populations through rehabilitative programing, enabling newly-released individuals to more successfully re-enter society. The legislation... Read more

  • CRIST-JOHNSON PROPOSAL INCLUDED IN NDAA TO HELP ISRAEL FIGHT DRONE ATTACKS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 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 included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), major legislation directing the United States' national security priorities, which is expected to be considered by the House next week. The Crist-Johnson proposal establishes a strategic partnership between the United States and Israel to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adversaries. I... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP WITHDRAWING U.S. FROM IRAN DEAL
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the announcement by President Trump that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA): "Iran promotes violence and terrorism throughout the Middle East and around the world. Their development of ballistic missiles and human rights violations must continue to be addressed and dealt with severely. "Tearing up the Iran deal, an international agreement to block their efforts to ga... Read more

  • Crist, Co-Chairs of Civility Caucuses Recognize National Week of Conversation, Launch Collaborative Workshops
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    As co-chair of the Honor and Civility Caucus, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined fellow co-chairs of three congressional caucuses dedicated to promoting civility to announce a collaboration to host workshops and events for members of Congress over the next few months. In recognition of the National Week of Conversation, the Civility and Respect Caucus [Co-Chairs Steve Stivers (R-OH) and Joyce Beatty (D-OH)], the Honor and Civility Caucus [Co-Chairs Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Mike ... Read more

  • HOUSE ADOPTS CRIST MEASURE LAUNCHING INVESTIGATION INTO AIRLINE SAFETY ENFORCEMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment offered by Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) as part of his continued advocacy for improved passenger safety in the wake of troubling reports of issues with Allegiant Airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) highlighted by 60 Minutes and the Tampa Bay Times. Allegiant operates 95 percent of all flights at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport located in the Pinellas County district Crist represents, pr... Read more

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