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  • CRIST: USFSP BRANCH CAMPUS DESIGNATION ONLY LOGICAL AND APPROPRIATE CHOICE
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voiced his strong support for ensuring the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (USFSP) be designated a branch campus – not an instructional site – of the University of South Florida (USF) in the ongoing consolidation process. In the coming months, the USF Board of Trustees is expected to finalize decisions on the consolidation structure for all three campuses – USF, USFSP, and USF Sarasota-Manatee. Please find attached and below a copy of the ... Read more

  • CRIST HERALDS $1.9M GRANT FURTHERING RESEARCH FUNDED BY THE FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF OCEANOGRAPHY IN ST. PETERSBURG
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) applauded the award of a $1.9 million RESTORE Act Centers of Excellence grant to the Florida Institute of Oceanography (FIO), part of USF's College of Marine Science located in St. Petersburg. The grant program, which directs funding from civil penalties paid by BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, will support new science, monitoring, and technology-related marine research to complement FIO's ongoing work to support healthy fisheries and... Read more

  • CRIST REINTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL PROTECTING AGAINST ANIMAL ABUSE
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined fellow members of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, U.S. Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Glenn 'G.T.' Thompson (R-PA), in introducing bipartisan legislation promoting the welfare and improving living conditions of commercially-bred dogs. The Welfare of Our Friends (WOOF) Act (HR 1002) would protect dogs from unscrupulous breeders by amending the Animal Welfare Act to prohibit issuance of licenses to canine deale... Read more

  • CRIST RENEWS PUSH TO IMPROVE VETERAN TREATMENT COURT PROGRAMS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) was joined by Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) in reintroducing the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act in the 116th Congress. This bipartisan bill would enhance state and local veteran treatment court programs that support the unique needs of veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system. The legislation was introduced with the support of more than 80 members of Congress from both parties. It also has received the support of American Legion... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON AGREEMENT TO RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the announcement of an agreement to re-open the federal government: "The shutdown was irresponsible, causing harm to millions of Americans in the public and private sectors, damaging our economy, and weakening our safety and security. I strongly support border security, but holding the federal government hostage to push a specific policy proposal was inappropriate and not how our democracy should work. I loo... Read more

  • CRIST RENEWS PUSH FOR CARBON FEE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) joined U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (D-FL-22), Francis Rooney (R-FL-19), Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA-18), Scott Peters (D-CA-52), Judy Chu (D-CA-27), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL-02) in introducing bipartisan legislation to price carbon and return 100 percent of the net revenue as a rebate to American families. Crist joined fellow Florida Representatives Deutch and Rooney in leading on this issue in the 115th Congress. The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act wil... Read more

  • CRIST RETAINS SEAT ON SCIENCE, SPACE, AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Last night, House Leadership announced that Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) will retain his seat on the the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology in the 116th Congress. This is in addition to his new appointment to the Appropriations Committee, responsible for appropriating funding for most of the functions of the federal government, and three of its subcommittees – Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; and Financial Services and General Government. ... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS BIPARTISAN PUSH TO TACKLE SPAM CALLS FOR THE PEOPLE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Garret Graves (R-LA), Matt Cartwright (D-PA), and Walter Jones (R-NC) are teaming up to tackle spam calls for the people, introducing the Spam Calls Task Force Act creating an interagency task force to find a collective solution to this growing problem. "Night and day, Americans are being inundated by spam calls. It's more than an annoyance – it's an invasion of privacy being used to deceive and take advantage of unsuspecting victims," said Rep. Crist. ... Read more

  • CRIST COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS DIRECT FUNDING PRIORITIES CRITICAL TO PINELLAS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has been selected to serve on three House Appropriations Subcommittees with jurisdictions critical to Pinellas County and Florida – Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; and Financial Services and General Government. "These subcommittees oversee funding for programs critical to Pinellas County, the Tampa Bay region, and entire state – from the defense industry, to harmful algal bloom research, to veterans treatment court programs,... Read more

  • CRIST TAPPED TO SERVE ON POWERFUL APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has been appointed to serve on the powerful Committee on Appropriations in the 116th Congress. The Appropriations Committee is one of the House of Representative's "A-List" pre-eminent committees, having one of the broadest jurisdictions of any committee in Congress. It is responsible for appropriating funding for most of the functions of the federal government, from protecting our national security through the Department of Defense, to finding life-s... Read more

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