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  • CRIST, BILIRAKIS BILL COUNTERS ILLICIT IRANIAN MILITARY BUILDUP
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced bipartisan legislation prohibiting U.S. military assistance to any country that sells restricted weapons or technology to Iran. The No Arms Sales to Iran Act aims to discourage others in the international community from engaging in arms sales that could undermine ongoing efforts to contain and curb Iran's aggressive actions. "Iran's aggressive actions remain a threat to America, Israel, and the rest of the world. As ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON GOP TAX BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement voicing his opposition to the House Republicans' tax plan. In Florida, more than a million middle class families would see their taxes go up under the plan, which also cuts Medicare by $25 billion and increases the national debt by $1.5 trillion. "I hoped we could have real bipartisan tax reform, but the plan produced by House Republicans fails to meet the needs of folks in Pinellas County. Falling short of the pro-gro... Read more

  • CRIST, DENHAM VETERANS DAY PROPOSAL: TREATMENT AND RECOVERY, NOT JAIL
    Posted in Press Releases on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Marking Veterans Day, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance state and local veterans treatment court programs that support the unique needs of veterans who find themselves in the criminal justice system. After serving our country, too many veterans are experiencing mental health issues, substance abuse, and homelessness, which can often land them in the criminal justice system. Veterans treatment courts provide the counselin... Read more

  • CRIST BILL REIGNITES EFFORTS TO IMPROVE SERVICES FOR LGBT SENIORS
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) joined Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) in introducing legislation to improve the Older Americans Act (OAA) to better serve the specific needs of our LGBT seniors who face significant barriers and disparities, including fewer support services, higher poverty rates, more dangerous social isolation, and inadequate access to health care services compared to the rest of older Americans. Because of these profound challenges, L... Read more

  • CRIST URGES PINELLAS RESIDENTS TO GET COVERED DURING OPEN ENROLLMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on October 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement reminding Pinellas residents that the 2018 open enrollment season for Healthcare.gov coverage starts on November 1st. Unlike the previous four enrollment periods that were three months long, the current Administration has reduced the enrollment period to just six weeks. Enrollment ends on December 15th, so it's critical that consumers have the information they need to understand their options now. "A reminder for my ne... Read more

  • CRIST JOINS IN INTRODUCING 2017 DIGITAL COAST ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Representatives C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Don Young (R-AK), and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT) in introducing bipartisan legislation that will help local and state governments build coastal resiliency along the United States’ 95,000 miles of shoreline. Geospatial mapping information can be complicated, expensive to collect, and difficult to use without in-house expertise. In the wake of devastating recent Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the n... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ENDING ACA COST-SHARING REDUCTION PAYMENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to end cost-sharing reduction payments, undermining the Affordable Care Act and Americans’ access to affordable, quality health care coverage: “The extremely harmful decision to end legally required payments under the Affordable Care Act will raise costs on the American people, further destabilize the health insurance market, and increase the deficit. Breaking a promise to make insu... Read more

  • CRIST FOUNDING MEMBER OF NEWLY FORMED HOUSE NASA CAUCUS
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA) and Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) in announcing the creation of the House NASA Caucus. Led by co-chairs Knight and Kaptur, Crist will serve as a founding member of this new caucus aimed at bringing attention to current initiatives that advance NASA'S legacy, programmatic and resource challenges, and conversations in preparation of future public endeavors. Crist also serves on the Hou... Read more

  • CRIST, ROONEY INTRODUCE BIPARTISAN CHILD SAFETY LEGISLATION
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) joined Congressman Tom Rooney (FL-17) in introducing the National Child Identification Assistance Act. This bipartisan bill protects children’s sensitive information by empowering parents to store it themselves, rather than the government. "We must do all we can to protect our children," said Crist. "I am proud to join my friend, Congressman Rooney, in introducing this common-sense bill to do just that, promoting a proactive approach to address the growing issue... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $1M AWARDED TO PSTA FOR ELECTRIC BUS, INFRASTRUCTURE
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) CEO Brad Miller to announce the award of a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program to add more zero-emission buses to its fleet. In July, Crist wrote to the FTA in support of PSTA's grant application. “PSTA has earned this very competitive grant through its commitment to adding safer, cleaner technologies to its fleet,” said Cr... Read more

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