Crist, Lee’s Sickle Cell Care Expansion Act Gains Momentum, Senate Companion Bill

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Yesterday, a Senate companion to Congressman Charlie Crist's (D-St. Petersburg) Sickle Cell Care Expansion Act was introduced by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), building momentum towards Congressional passage. In the House, Crist has added additional cosponsors in support of the bill, including Reps. Alma Adams (D-NC), Troy Carter (D-LA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Debb...

Crist Applauds Passage of Lower Fuel and Food Costs Act

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R.7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, legislation to combat inflation and lower costs for American families at the gas pump and the grocery store. H.R.7606, which passed the House by a vote of 221-204, comes in response to rising prices as a result of anti-competitive corporate practic...

Crist Statement on Senate Bipartisan Gun Violence Prevention Framework

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued this statement following announcement of the Senate’s bipartisan gun violence prevention framework. While final text has not been released yet, the Senate framework comes as a result of negotiations between 10 Democratic and 10 Republican Senators, improving the prospects that a final agreement could overcome the Senate filibuster. "While...

Crist Statement Ahead of January 6 Committee Hearings

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement ahead of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol’s hearings beginning tonight, Thursday, June 9. “Like millions of my fellow Americans, I watched in horror as a mob stormed our Capitol on January 6 and threatened the very fabric of our democracy. It is just as c...

Crist Supports Comprehensive Gun Violence Prevention Bill

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued this statement following House passage of H.R.7910, the Protecting Our Kids Act, comprehensive gun reform and gun violence prevention legislation. The bill comes on the heels of mass shootings across the country, including at a grocery store in Buffalo, NY targeting the Black community and an elementary school in Uvalde, TX targeting inno...

ICYMI: Crist Calls on US Attorney General to Protect Florida Voters Against Intimidation and Discrimination

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In light of Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature's sweeping attacks on mail-in voting and ballot access ahead of the 2022 elections, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter Friday, June 3, calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland and the Department of Justice to use all available authorities and resources to protect the rights of Florida voters. “Our righ...

Crist Announces $250,000 for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced today a $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum in St. Petersburg, FL. Funding will be used to hire staff and expand the museum’s internship program as they prepare to transition into an expanded facility. “The Carter Woodson Museum is a treasured part of ou...

Crist Announces Over $13 million for Pinellas Health Centers and Head Start Programs

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced two grants, totaling over $13,000,000, for Evara Health, formerly Pinellas Community Health Centers, and Lutheran Services of Florida to improve access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare and support early education programs in Pinellas. The first grant, totaling $8,228,735, is awarded to Lutheran Services of Florida to support their ...

Crist Statement on House Passage of Bill to Stop Big Oil Price Gouging

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R.7688, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act, legislation to lower costs at the pump by putting an end to Big Oil’s price gouging. The bill passed the House by a vote of 217-207 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. "While American families are struggling to make ends mee...

Crist Votes to Address Baby Formula Shortage

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) issued the following statement after voting to pass two bills to alleviate the current baby formula shortage and prevent a similar shortage from happening in the future. The bills include H.R.7790, the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, and H.R.7791, the Access to Baby Formula Act. H.R.7790, which passed the House by a vote of 231-1...

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