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  • CRIST REQUESTS FEDERAL FUNDS TO EXPAND PINELLAS BEACH RESTORATION
    Posted in Press Releases on April 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is urging the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite the restoration of St. Pete Beach's Upham Beach segment to coincide with the start of the Pinellas County Shore Protection Project that is set to begin later this month. Last year, Crist helped secure full funding for this larger project covering Sand Key and Treasure Island. Tackling the three sections concurrently is a more efficient and cost-effective approach to better protect Pinellas' coastline. ... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ALLEGIANT, FAA REFORMS
    Posted in Press Releases on April 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Following reporting by 60 Minutes and the Tampa Bay Times, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is demanding the U.S. Department of Transportation take action to improve passenger safety, reforming the FAA, and holding Allegiant Airlines accountable for past safety violations. Allegiant operates 95 percent of all flights at the St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport located in the Pinellas County district Crist represents. Please find a copy of the letter attached and below: A... Read more

  • CRIST: URGENT ACTION NEEDED IN WAKE OF TROUBLING REPORTS AT BAY PINES
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is publicly calling for an investigation by the VA Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection into troubling claims of abuse reported by Bay Pines employees. Crist is requesting a status update from the Whistleblower office after sharing these allegations last year. His office transmitted new reports of alleged abuse to the VA this week. Click here to view Congressman Crist's statement regarding his calls for investigation. Please f... Read more

  • CRIST: FLORIDA'S MANATEES DEMAND PROTECTION
    Posted in Press Releases on March 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    On Manatee Appreciation Day, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling on the U.S. Department of Interior to reverse its 2017 decision downgrading protections for the Florida manatee from an "endangered" to "threatened" species. Following that decision, Crist joined with fellow members of the Florida Congressional Delegation to urge the restoring of endangered protections for manatees. In the year since this status change, the number of manatee deaths has risen dramatically... Read more

  • CRIST-JOHNSON BILL INCLUDED IN MAJOR US-ISRAEL SECURITY PACKAGE
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    The United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act introduced last week by U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) has been included in the U.S.-Israeli Security Assistance Authorization Act. This major legislative package crafted by U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and Ted Deutch (D-FL), Chair and Ranking Member of the Foreign Relations Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, updates agreements for U.S.-Israeli security assistance, cyberse... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS MAJOR PUSH TO PROTECT PATIENTS FROM DISCRIMINATION
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    In a follow up to his January 26th letter, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led over 40 fellow members of the LGBT Equality Caucus in calling for clarification by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that its recently established Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Civil Rights will not shield medical providers who discriminate against patients by denying access to care. U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI), Dan Kildee (D-MI), Al... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON BIPARTISAN BILL HELPS ISRAEL FIGHT DRONE ATTACKS
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Mike Johnson (R-LA) introduced the United States-Israel Joint Drone Detection Cooperation Act, legislation establishing a strategic partnership between the United States and Israel to combat drone attacks from Iran and other adversaries. "In the face of this new and growing threat, we have the opportunity to share our technology and expertise to the benefit of U.S. and Israeli security," said Crist. "I thank my good friend Congressman Johnson ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT AHEAD OF STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement ahead of President Trump's inaugural State of the Union. Crist has invited Clearwater resident Dani Hall, a medical marijuana advocate, to view the speech from the House Gallery. Her story highlights the negative impact that cracking down on medical marijuana, as proposed by the U.S. Attorney General, would have on families in Florida and other states that allow medical marijuana. More on her story here. "As co... Read more

  • CRIST TAKES CAREERSOURCE CONCERNS TO U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Continuing his call for federal action in response to apparent fraud taking place at CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) inquired with the U.S. Department of Labor as to what oversight is currently in place and if changes are needed to prevent such misconduct from occurring in the future. This follows Crist's request that the House Committee on Education and the Workforce look into these troubling reports. Please find below and attached ... Read more

  • CRIST VOICES DISCRIMINATION CONCERNS WITH NEW HHS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DIVISION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is calling for clarification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that its newly established Conscience and Religious Freedom Division within the Office of Civil Rights will not shield medical providers who discriminate against patients by denying access to care. Please find below and attached a copy of the letter: January 26, 2018 Secretary Alex Azar U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Hubert Humphrey Building,... Read more

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