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  • CRIST, PINELLAS OFFICIALS WEIGH IN ON UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA CONSOLIDATION
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) was joined by Pinellas County’s elected leaders in offering recommendations to the University of South Florida regarding the consolidation of the St. Petersburg campus, providing feedback on how the reconfiguration of the USFSP campus could best strengthen the university and community. Please find a copy of the letter below: Dr. Judy Genshaft President, University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CHS 401 Tampa, FL 33620 Dear Dr. Genshaft, As th... Read more

  • CRIST CONTINUES FIGHTING TO PROTECT VETERANS ACCESS TO MEDICINAL CANNABIS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Last week marking Veterans Day, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined U.S. Reps. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and Lou Correa (D-CA) in introducing legislation aimed at reforming VA medicinal cannabis practices. The Department of Veterans Affairs Policy for Medicinal Cannabis Use Act amends and codifies the VA's medicinal cannabis policy, protecting a veteran's benefits if they disclose medicinal cannabis use. A second bill, the VA Survey of Cannabis Use Act, requires the... Read more

  • CRIST REQUESTS FEDERAL REVIEW OF TROUBLING REPORTS LINKING CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING TO KEYLESS IGNITIONS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on the Department of Transportation to initiate a study regarding carbon monoxide poisoning linked to keyless ignition technology in vehicles in an effort to improve consumer safety. This request follows reporting by Tampa Bay's 10 News that found Florida to have the highest rate of such incidents. Please find a copy of the letter attached and below: November 15, 2018 Secretary Elaine Chao U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New ... Read more

  • AT CRIST’S BEHEST, CONSUMER AGENCY REVIEWS MARLIN FINANCIAL
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), a member of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, released a response letter from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), indicating that the Bureau is reviewing allegations against Marlin Financial. The letter is a response to Crist’s September 25th letter calling for an investigation into unfair, deceptive, and abusive behavior by the company. In the response, CFPB Acting Director Mick Mulvaney describes the allegations ... Read more

  • NEW CRIST BILL BOOSTS MITIGATION, HELPS LOWER FLOOD INSURANCE PREMIUMS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced the State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund Act (H.R. 7037) to drive down flood insurance premiums by creating a low-interest loan program to help property owners better protect their homes and businesses from storm damage, ultimately reducing post-disaster claims. Crist is a member of the House Financial Services Committee that oversees the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). He was joined by U.S. Representative Roger Williams (... Read more

  • CRIST HELPS RETURN OVER $3M IN BENEFITS TO PINELLAS RESIDENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 15, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced his office has helped return more than $3 million in federal benefits to Pinellas residents since January 2017 when his first congressional term began. This includes VA benefits in excess of $700,000 with the district home to more than 70,000 veterans. During Crist's first 22 months in office, 2,378 constituents were assisted, 147,464 constituent inquiries were responded to, and 1,047 individual tour requests were filled. "There is n... Read more

  • CRIST AIRLINE SAFETY MEASURE TO BECOME LAW
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2018 | Preview rr

    An amendment improving airline passenger safety introduced by Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) will soon be signed into law following its passage as part of the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act compromise by the House and Senate. Crist offered the amendment following troubling reports this spring by 60 Minutes and the Tampa Bay Times regarding FAA enforcement issues. (Click here or below to watch Crist offer the amendment on the House floor earlier this year). With the passage of t... Read more

  • CRIST INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE FAIRNESS ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) was joined by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in introducing the Agent Orange Exposure Fairness Act (H.R. 6941). This bipartisan bill will expedite the expansion of treatments for veterans exposed to Agent Orange, providing the care they deserve. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced companion legislation in the Senate, and it has been endorsed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW). "When a veteran’s medical cond... Read more

  • CRIST URGES FEDERAL INVESTIGATION OF MARLIN FINANCIAL
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling for a federal investigation into Marlin Financial following a Tampa Bay Times examination of alleged deceptive practices. Crist, a member of the House Financial Services Committee that oversees the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), urged the agency to take action to protect customers from abuse and if wrongdoing is found, hold the company accountable. Please find below and attached a copy of the letter sent to CFPB Acting Directo... Read more

  • HOUSE PASSES CRIST BILL ESTABLISHING US-ISRAEL PARTNERSHIP TO COMBAT DRONES
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 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), passed the House last night as part of the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen U.S.-Israeli Security Assistance Authorization Act. This major legislative package updates agreements for U.S.-Israeli security assistance, cybersecurity, space policy, and with the inclusion of the Crist-Johnson legislation, a new partnership to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adve... Read more

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