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  • CRIST RESPONDS TO RELEASE OF MUELLER REPORT
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist released the following statement on the public release of the Mueller Report by the Department of Justice. “The Mueller Report makes clear that the Trump campaign knowingly trafficked in emails stolen by Russian operatives and channeled by Wikileaks for the purpose of winning the 2016 election. Those actions may not be criminal, but they are highly unethical. “It is also clear the President attempted to obstruct the Mueller investigation for fear it would undermine his ... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES BILL TO EXTEND SOLAR TAX CREDIT
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced introduction of the Sunshine Forever Act, legislation that would add another ten years of life to the Solar Investment Tax Credit. The bill would allow for an additional decade of increased solar power generation and innovation across the country. “Sunshine is Florida's greatest renewable resource, and the solar tax credit makes it cheaper and easier to turn our God-given sunlight into clean, endless energy," said Cr... Read more

  • CRIST GAINS NEW SUPPORT IN FIGHT AGAINST SPAM CALLS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) welcomed support for his Spam Calls Task Force Act from Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and 18 other health care and technology organizations, including BayCare Health System and the Moffitt Cancer Center. “Spam calls may have started as an annoyance, but they’ve become a full-blown nuisance and are being used to deceive and take advantage of millions of Americans every day,” said Rep. ... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $1,000,000 GRANT TO CITY OF LARGO FOR IRMA RECOVERY
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    LARGO, FL - Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) announced a $1,000,000 grant to the city of Largo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse the City for costs related to Hurricane Irma clean-up. Appropriated by Congress, this funding can be used for debris removal; emergency protective measures; and the repair, replacement, or restoration of disaster-damaged facilities such as roads, buildings, and utilities. "Though we were lucky enough to avoid a direct hit, many Pinellas ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER REPORT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” "Thank you to Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his service to our country investigating Russia’s hacking of the 2016 election, and possible ties with the Trump campaign. Through his efforts, 25 Russian intelligence operatives and experts in social media manipul... Read more

  • CRIST INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO PROTECT VETERANS TREATMENT OPTIONS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC -Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced introduction of the Fairness in Federal Drug Testing Under State Laws Act (H.R.1687). The bill, co-led by Congressman Don Young (R-AK), would protect veterans' cannabis treatment options and their ability to be employed by the federal government.Currently, use of marijuana by federal employees is prohibited by law and any use is cause for termination. "For our veterans', cannabis has been shown to address chronic pain... Read more

  • CRIST BILL TO BOOST FLOOD MITIGATION FUNDING, LOWER INSURANCE PREMIUMS
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced the bipartisan State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund Act of 2019, legislation designed to drive down flood insurance premiums by creating a low-interest loan program to help property owners better flood-proof their homes and businesses, protecting property and ultimately reducing post-disaster claims and recovery costs. He was joined by U.S. Representative Roger Williams (R-TX) in introducing this bipartisan bill. T... Read more

  • CRIST HERALDS PASSAGE OF 'FOR THE PEOPLE' ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced passage this morning of the 'For the People' Act through the House of Representatives. The sweeping campaign finance, voter protection, and ethics reform measure passed 234-193. “I could not be more proud of the new House Majority for passing the For the People Act. This bill delivers on the promise to restore American democracy to the American people – and not the moneyed special interests,” Rep. Crist said. “Floridians are... Read more

  • CRIST AMENDMENT TO PROTECT 'SOULS TO THE POLLS' SUNDAY VOTING
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington - Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04) released the following statement on introduction of their amendment to guarantee Sunday early voting. The amendment will be voted on this week during consideration of H.R. 1, House Democrats ethics and voting protections legislative package. “Souls to the Polls is the most important voting day for many communities in Florida and across America,” said Congressman Charlie Crist. “Our amendment protects Sunday earl... Read more

  • CRIST REINTRODUCES BIPARTISAN "EXPEDITE AGENT ORANGE COVERAGE ACT"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) was joined by Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) in introducing the Expedite Agent Orange Coverage Act. This bipartisan bill will expedite the expansion of treatments for veterans exposed to Agent Orange, providing the care they deserve and have earned. "When a veteran’s medical condition is determined to be linked to their exposure to Agent Orange, their benefits shouldn’t be tied up in bureaucratic red tape," said Congressman Crist. "I urge Co... Read more

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