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  • Crist applauds Biden release of billions in Puerto Rico relief funds
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the Biden Administration's decision to release $1.3 billion in aid to Puerto Rico to help protect against future climate disasters, as well as easing restrictions manufactured by the Trump administration on $4.9 billion in aid approved by Congress to help the island rebuild in the wake of Hurricanes Maria and Irma. "I applaud the Biden Administration's decision to release these long overdue funds to the people of Puerto Rico. T... Read more

  • Crist Releases Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. "For Holocaust survivors and their families, the images of rioters storming the Capitol – one wearing a ‘Camp Auschwitz’ sweatshirt - were shocking, but not new. Nationalism, anger, bigotry, and misinformation are the unholy forces that brought about the Holocaust. And they are the same forces that led to the deaths of five Americans at the US Capitol on January 6. "To s... Read more

  • Crist Retains Seat on Powerful Appropriations Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has once again been selected to serve on the powerful House Committee on Appropriations for the 117th Congress. Rep. Crist will serve on three House Appropriations Subcommittees with jurisdiction on issues critical to Pinellas and Florida – Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies; and Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies. The Appropriations Committee is the pre-eminent committee in the House ... Read more

  • Crist Welcomes Support for Bill to Award Hero Officer Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a statement welcoming support for his bill H.R. 305, to award Officer Eugene Goodman a Congressional Gold Medal following Officer Goodman’s act of bravery, luring a violent mob away from an unguarded Senate Chamber during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. Following the events at the Capitol, Crist introduced legislation to award the hero officer a Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor that can be bestowed by Co... Read more

  • Crist Applauds President Biden’s Vaccine Defense Production Act Order
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist release the following statement commending President Biden for his quick action to invoke the Defense Production Act (DPA) to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, President Biden signed an executive order instructing federal agencies to invoke the DPA to boost production of coronavirus vaccines, testing, and equipment needed to effectively address the continued surge of COVID-19 cases across the U.S.. The Defense Production Act gives the P... Read more

  • Crist, Cleaver, Mace Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Award Hero Capitol Officer the Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO), and Nancy Mace (R-SC) announced introduction of a bipartisan bill (H.R. 305) to award United States Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman the Congressional Gold Medal for his bravery and quick thinking during last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol. Various media outlets witnessed as Officer Goodman valiantly put himself in harm’s way, luring a violent mob away from an unguarded entrance to the ... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Impeachment
    Posted in Press Releases on January 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement ahead of today’s vote in the House of Representatives to impeach President Donald J. Trump on the grounds of incitement of insurrection which led to last week’s violent, deadly mob attack on Congress and the peaceful transition of democratic power. “History will forever mark the day a sitting United States President incited an armed mob to attack the U.S. Congress ceremonially certifying the will of the American ... Read more

  • Crist Warns No Pardons for Insurrectionists
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following reports suggesting that President Donald Trump could pardon the armed insurrectionists involved in Wednesday’s breaching of the United States Capitol. Crist’s statement comes as the Associated Press is reporting at least 90 people have been arrested. “As our nation continues to grapple with last week’s horrifying attack on democracy, one thing remains clear: the insurrectionists who committed this attack must be ... Read more

  • Crist Follows Up Yesterday's Call with Letter to Pence and Cabinet Members to Invoke 25th Amendment for Good of the Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on January 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence and members of the President’s Cabinet, calling for the removal of Donald Trump as President of the United States through the invocation of the 25th Amendment. Under the 25th Amendment, the Vice President along with a majority of Cabinet officials, can deem the President unfit to continue his constitutional duties in office and temporarily seize power from the President, a measure tha... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Violent Demonstrations in US Capitol
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement in response to violent demonstrations inside the United States Capitol as Congress voted to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s electoral win. “I am shocked at the heartbreaking, anti-American events we have witnessed in our United States Capitol today. The dissemination of violent rhetoric and dangerous misinformation before and after President-elect Joe Biden’s win in November laid the groundwork for this attack on our democracy... Read more

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