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  • CRIST SECURES $7 MILLION FOR TAMPA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on obtaining $7 million for Tampa International Airport (TPA) in the fiscal year 2020 Homeland Security Appropriations bill. The funds are part of a $20 million distribution from the Transportation Security Administration to reimburse airports for security upgrades they incurred following the 9/11 attacks. The bill advanced through the full Appropriations Committee Tuesday by a vote of 29-20 an... Read more

  • CRIST APPLAUDS MILITARY PAY RAISE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on inclusion of a 3.1% pay raise for our military servicemembers in H.R. 2740, the Defense Appropriations spending bill for FY 2020. H.R. 2740 is being debated this week on the House floor, and is expected to pass next week. “Every day, our servicemembers put their lives on the line for our country. While our brave men and women in uniform do all they can do protect us, too many military famili... Read more

  • REPS. CRIST, WILLIAMS PRAISE PASSAGE OF FLOOD BILL THROUGH COMMITTEE
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC– U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Roger Williams (R-TX) released the following statement on inclusion of their bill, the State Flood Mitigation Revolving Fund Act of 2019 (H.R.1610), in the comprehensive flood insurance reauthorization and reform package approved by the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. The bill which reauthorizes the National Flood Insurance Program for five years, addresses affordability challenges, and makes reforms to floodplain ma... Read more

  • CRIST SCORES MAJOR WINS FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced two major wins for medical marijuana patients across the country. As a member of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, Crist secured these important provisions in the annual Financial Services funding bill (H.R. 264), 1) preserving federal employment opportunities for Veterans and others using medical marijuana, and 2) increasing legal marijuana businesses' access to banks, making... Read more

  • CRIST TOUTS DOLLARS FOR HOMELESS VETS AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of this year’s Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill through the full House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. The bill included $50.1 billion in funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to tackle rising affordability challenges, $40 million in funding for HUD-VASH, a collaborative program between HUD and the VA to assist homeless... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $7.5 MILLION GRANT TO UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced a U.S. Department of Transportation grant awarded to the University of South Florida to fund their University Transportation Center (UTC). The UTC will use the money to focus on research and education programs that address critical transportation challenges facing the nation. “The Tampa Bay area is home to some of the brightest and most creative minds, with the University of South Florida standing as a shining exampl... Read more

  • CRIST HELPS SECURE $69.5 MILLION TO PROTECT FLORIDA CITRUS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on inclusion of $69.5 million to address citrus greening in the Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill for 2020. Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world and has put the future of America’s citrus at risk. In Florida, citrus is an $8.6 billion industry that employs approximately 45,000 Floridians. The funding bill advanced through the full Appropriat... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES $300,000 BROWNFIELD GRANT FOR PINELLAS COMMUNITIES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lealman, FL - Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $300,000 Brownfield grant to Pinellas County to be used to redevelop contaminated and unused properties to improve both public health and the environment. This grant will be used primarily in the Lealman Community Redevelopment Zone to conduct environmental site assessments and plan for future cleanups. "This Brownfield grant is an excellent step in the ongoing efforts to revitalize the Lealman community in a sustainable way - using the ... Read more

  • CRIST APPLAUDS PASSAGE OF AMERICAN DREAM AND PROMISE ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on passage of H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, which would offer a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living and working in the U.S. through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). The bill passed on a 237-187 vote with 230 Democrats and 7 Republicans voting in favor. “Today, the House took the first s... Read more

  • REPS. CRIST, CASTOR JOINT STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO CUBA
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (FL-13) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s announcement of new travel restrictions on Cuba: “Banning U.S. cruise lines and most Americans from traveling to Cuba hurts Florida’s economy and is a major step backwards for U.S.-Cuba policy. The American people are our best ambassadors for spreading democracy and freedom. By rolling back President Obama’s policies, we push an island nation 90 mile... Read more

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