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  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP REVEALING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION TO RUSSIANS
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on President Trump's revelation of classified information to Russian officials last week: "The news that the President gave highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and Russian Ambassador in the Oval Office is deeply, deeply disturbing. His actions are indefensible. They delivered a self-inflicted wound to our national security, imperiling secret, sensitive operations overseas battling ISIS, puttin... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON COMEY NOTES REVEALING TRUMP URGED END TO FBI INVESTIGATION INTO MICHAEL FLYNN
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on news reports that former FBI Director James Comey's notes reveal President Trump pressured him to end the FBI's investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: "If accurate, the President was attempting to impede an FBI investigation with national security implications. It's just wrong, plain and simple. The President is not above the law, but frighteningly it appears he thinks he is. If this isn'... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON FIRING OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY
    Posted in Press Releases on May 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the firing of FBI Director James Comey: "I don't disagree with the decision to remove Director Comey from his post given his actions over the past year. But the timing is extremely suspect given the FBI recently announced they are investigating the Trump administration for alleged ties to Russia. "Now President Trump gets to nominate the head of the agency leading that investigation. We need a special prosecutor to ... Read more

  • CRIST ON MSNBC SAYS REPEAL BILL 'CRUEL AND UNUSUAL'
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Ali Velshi on MSNBC Live to discuss the Republican's repeal of healthcare and what it means for Floridians. WATCH HERE. Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN REPEAL OF HEALTHCARE
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on his strong opposition to today’s vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Republicans are rushing to the floor a partisan healthcare repeal bill. No one has read it – and no one knows how much it costs! What we do know is frightening: 24 million Americans will lose their healthcare, insurance companies will be able to again deny coverage based on pre-existing conditions, seniors will pay five times more for their in... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON OMNIBUS PASSAGE, WINS FOR FLORIDA
    Posted in Press Releases on May 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement in support of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, which avoids a harmful government shutdown and keeps the government in operation for the rest of fiscal year 2017, ending Oct. 1st. The bill includes funding for many programs Crist advocated for on behalf of Florida families after the Trump Administration sought to underfund or eliminate them. "This is how government should work. Both parties and chambers, working together... Read more

  • CRIST WARNS OF RISKY WRONG CHOICE ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) spoke out against the Wrong CHOICE Act during today's Financial Services Committee meeting. This legislation would gut Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform put in place after the financial crisis. As Florida's governor at the time, Crist witnessed firsthand the devastating impacts it had on the state. Click here to view his remarks and please find full text of his statement below. Statement of the Honorable Charlie Crist on the Wrong CHOICE Act Wall Street R... Read more

  • CRIST BLASTS ADMINISTRATION STEPS TO EXPAND OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding President Trump's executive order expanding offshore oil drilling. As Florida's Governor, Crist proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit offshore drilling after the Deepwater Horizon spill, and fought to hold BP accountable for the resulting damage to our coastal communities. "When Deepwater Horizon exploded, Floridians saw firsthand the catastrophic consequences of offshore drilling. Spills don't just... Read more

  • CRIST BILL BETTER PROTECTS STUDENTS RIDING ON SCHOOL BUSES
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) introduced the Best to Use Safety (BUS) Belts Act to enhance school bus safety. Crist’s bill would require all new buses be equipped with safety belts, and provide grants to upgrade existing buses with seat belts. (Please click here to view text of the legislation). "Families across Florida teach their children to buckle up. But for millions of kids across the country their school bus lacks this basic safety feature," said Crist. "All students deserve... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP TAX PLAN
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the tax plan outlined by the Trump Administration today: "The President’s proposal cuts taxes for corporations and the very wealthy while increasing the national debt by an astronomical amount. While I support middle class tax cuts and agree we need both a simpler tax code and a business tax rate that is more competitive with our global competitors, we can’t afford to saddle future generations with trillions ... Read more

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