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  • CRIST VOTES FULFILL PLEDGE TO STAND STRONG WITH VETERANS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voted in support of H.R. 3218, the largest expansion of G.I. Bill benefits in nearly a decade. He also stood with the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Officers of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, and AFGE in opposing S. 114, which would threaten the ability of the VA to meet t... Read more

  • CRIST OFFERS BIPARTISAN AMENDMENT TO PROTECT MILITARY READINESS FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House Rules Committee today, which would encourage the prioritization of military readiness over offshore energy exploration and extraction. The amendment aligns with the Department of Defense’s position that increased offshore drilling would conflict with missions and training exercises. The amendment has bipartisan support from Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Val ... Read more

  • CRIST TAPPED TO LEAD TASK FORCE ON ECONOMIC GROWTH
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has been selected to serve as co-chair of the Blue Dog Coalition Task Force on Economic Growth for the 115th Congress. The Task Force on Economic Growth will be primarily focused on creating a positive economic climate geared toward boosting growth and promoting job creation. Under the leadership of Crist and co-chair Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA), the Task Force will advance policies that accelerate the economic recovery, create good job opportunitie... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS ON PRESIDENT TRUMP TO FILL NOAA ADMINISTRATOR VACANCY
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on President Trump to immediately nominate a qualified individual to lead the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This critical agency houses the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center that keep communities prepared for severe storms. We are one month into what is predicted to be an above-normal hurricane season, yet a NOAA administrator still has not been named. "Not only does NOAA's work help support ou... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON CBO SCORE OF SENATE REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement after the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found the Senate Republicans' healthcare repeal bill would result in 22 million Americans losing coverage, leaving 15 million more Americans uninsured in the next year alone. The bill cuts $772 billion from Medicaid, which serves as a lifeline to care for 70 million low-income Americans. "The CBO score has confirmed that the Senate bill is just as bad as the House ver... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON LEAD ON BILL CREATING NATIONAL DAY OF CIVILITY
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined with Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) and Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-CA) to announce bipartisan legislation establishing July 12th as a National Day of Civility. In addition to announcing this legislation, Crist and Johnson are distributing wristbands that read "Practice the GOLDEN RULE every day!" to remind all members of the House and Senate that Congress must lead by example. To watch this morning's announcement, please click here or b... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR MORE AFFORDABLE FLOOD INSURANCE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    On September 30th of this year, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) expires. A failure to reauthorize the program on time means mortgages in flood zones can’t close, thus preventing the sale of homes in a flood zone – devastating for communities like Pinellas County. This week, the House Committee on Financial Services considered flood insurance reauthorization legislation. Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) offered two amendments, one repealing unnecessary rate hikes that hurt... Read more

  • CRIST RAISES AFFORDABILITY CONCERNS WITH FLOOD INSURANCE REFORM PACKAGE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voiced his serious concerns with the six-part flood insurance reform package during today's hearing in the Financial Services Committee. To view Crist's remarks during the hearing, click here or below. In its current form, the package does not adequately address affordability, solvency, and mitigation issues – key for Pinellas homeowners, and concerns Crist discussed at a flood insurance roundtable he hosted in Gulfport last week. Additionally, none o... Read more

  • CRIST, ROONEY INTRODUCE BILL TO HELP BOOST SMALL BUSINESSES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL-13) and Tom Rooney (R-FL-17) have introduced legislation (H.R. 2680) to help small businesses hire new employees. This bipartisan bill would provide immediate tax relief to our small businesses, enabling them to invest in their growth and provide higher wages to employees. According to the Federal Reserve, almost 50 percent of small businesses did not receive the bank lending they needed in 2016, making it difficult to grow their businesses and hire new e... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP PLAN TO WITHDRAW FROM CLIMATE ACCORD
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on reports that President Trump is expected to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord: “The Paris Climate Accord is a historic and shared commitment between nearly 200 countries to protect our environment and our future,” said Crist. “It would be extremely disappointing and damaging for the U.S. to walk away from this commitment and surrender America’s leadership in climate stewardship. Withdrawal would cause lasting d... Read more

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