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  • Crist Leads Bipartisan Letter Calling on Fannie and Freddie Regulator to Repeal Trump Refi Tax
    Posted in Press Releases on August 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) and Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) to lead a bipartisan letter to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) urging cancellation of a new fee on homeowners looking to refinance. The letter was signed by 41 Members of Congress. This letter is in response to an announcement by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac last week that they will begin charging a 50-basis point, or 0.5%, loan level price adjustment (LLPA... Read more

  • Crist Leads Calls for More PPE To Keep Florida Long-Term Care Workers and Residents Safe
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led nine additional members of the Florida Delegation on a letter to the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), raising concerns about the availability of personal protective equipment (PPE) for long-term care facility staff. Crist’s letter to AHCA’s Secretary Mayhew comes as COVID-19 infections in long-term care facilities across Florida continue to spike and caregivers report having to reuse PPE such as mask a... Read more

  • Crist Announces PSTA To Receive $1.2 Million to Upgrade Bus Fleet
    Posted in Press Releases on August 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced another $1.2 million grant to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) from the Department of Transportation’s Buses and Bus Facilities Grant Program. PSTA will use the grant to upgrade and replace Pinellas’ bus fleet and construct new bus stations and facilities. Last week, Congressman Crist announced a $40 million grant to PSTA from the CARES Act. “Proud to announce yet another grant to support PSTA’s important work for ... Read more

  • Crist Veteran Treatment Court Bill Becomes Law
    Posted in Press Releases on August 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement announcing that his bill, the bipartisan Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act, has become law. “With this new law, thousands more Veterans across the country facing the criminal justice system will have an alternative to jail time, ensuring they get the treatment they need,” said Rep. Crist. “Our local Tampa Bay Veteran’s courts have been a lifeline for so many, and were the model for this ... Read more

  • Crist Leads Letter to Secretary Pompeo Calling For Urgent Humanitarian Relief to Lebanon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led 86 Members in sending a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, urging the U.S. to deploy humanitarian relief for the people of Lebanon and to help Lebanon curb the potential long-term impacts of the Beirut explosion as the country reels from a devastating blast earlier this week. As one of the only Lebanese Members of Congress, Rep. Crist is the Democratic Co-Chair of the US-Lebanon Friendship Caucus. In the letter, the Memb... Read more

  • Crist Announces Another $40 Million to PSTA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced the award of a $40.3 million grant to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), keeping PSTA running and able to serve the public through the challenges of COVID-19. The award comes from funding provided in the CARES Act, distributed by the Federal Transit Administration. “Keeping our public transit system up and running during the pandemic is critical to our economy, getting people who rely on these services where they ne... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Over 80 Days of Senate Inaction on Relief for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on 81 days of Senate inaction on the coronavirus relief package to help working families, as the U.S. continues to face an unprecedented health crisis during the worst economic quarter in American history. “Senate Republicans have had over 11 weeks to take action to shield American families from the worst of this pandemic. Instead, they’ve put together a woefully insufficient package that turns... Read more

  • Crist Shepherds Major Wins for Veterans, Environment, Pinellas Families In Latest Appropriations Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of the FY’21 minibus Appropriations package (H.R. 7617), consisting of the Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding bills. “With passage of this Appropriations package, the People’s House continues its work to protect servicemembers and veterans, safeguard Am... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Expiring Unemployment, Need for Powerful Economic Boost Now
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    “Federal unemployment expires tomorrow, tens of millions are out of work, we just had the worst economic quarter in our nation’s history, our travel, tourism and hospitality industries have been decimated – we need a powerful economic boost now! “The House passed the CARES Act in May, robust relief that would provide the economic boost our nation requires to ride out this health and economic tsunami. We need to extend $600 federal unemployment, provide another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, ex... Read more

  • Crist Announces Over $4.8 Million Traffic Grant to USF
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $4,887,500 grant to the University of South Florida (USF) from the U.S. Department of Transportation to research and reduce traffic congestion. USF is the lead university in the National Institute for Congestion Reduction program and is home to the only center focused on traffic congestion relief in the nation. “Traffic in our region calls for the best and brightest minds coming up with new and creative solutions. This is ... Read more

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