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  • CRIST STATEMENT ON BIPARTISAN PASSAGE OF HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF FUNDING
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of a bipartisan emergency disaster relief funding package in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This package was passed by the Senate on Thursday and will now be sent to the President’s desk to be signed into law. Additionally, this package raises the debt ceiling to avoid a catastrophic default, extends government funding through the end of the year to avoid a harmful shutdown, and provides a three month r... Read more

  • CRIST CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO UNITED AIRLINES PRICING
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to investigate United Airlines’ pricing structure for those evacuating Hurricane Irma. Unlike other major airlines, which capped fares and expanded capacity, United Airlines is still charging extremely high rates to Floridians trying to get out of harm’s way. As Attorney General of Florida, Crist routinely cracked down on price gouging, particularly in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley in 2004. Please... Read more

  • CRIST OFFERS AMENDMENTS PRIORITIZING PINELLAS NEEDS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) will be offering several amendments this week during consideration of FY18 appropriations bills to prioritize funding for youth employment training and programs addressing LGBT youth homelessness. He will also be putting forward language prohibiting oil drilling in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, all key issues for Pinellas County. "As members of Congress, we have the responsibility to spend taxpayer dollars wisely and in a way that best reflects our valu... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TURNING BACK ON DREAMERS
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "We are a nation of immigrants. DREAMers are our neighbors, our children's classmates, and members of our military. Turning our backs on these young, hardworking individuals who contribute to our communities and country in countless ways – as members of the military, educators, engineers, nurses, and lea... Read more

  • CRIST ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $70K FOR PINELLAS AIR POLLUTION REDUCTION
    Posted in Press Releases on August 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded more than $70,000 to Pinellas County to support its work protecting air quality and the public's health. The $71,896 grant will support the County's Air Quality Division working to reduce pollutants such as ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and mercury. "Reducing air pollution is key to protecting our environment and the health of our neighbors. It is vital that we all... Read more

  • CRIST BILL EXTENDS SOCIAL SECURITY TO 2064
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration released its findings of the positive impact legislation introduced by Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) would have on the Social Security Trust Fund. This evaluation, requested by Crist, found that the Save Social Security Act of 2017 (H.R. 1631) would extend Social Security's solvency by 30 years, keeping the program on firm financial footing through 2064. At that point, the legislation would also close 2/3 of the remaining gap... Read more

  • CRIST, JOHNSON DISCUSS RETURN TO CIVILITY ON SIRIUS/XM POTUS POLITICS
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Congressman Mike Johnson (R-LA) recently joined Tim Farley on Sirius/XM’s POTUS Channel Midday Briefing to discuss their bipartisan push for a National Day of Civility and the importance of returning civility to our political discourse. Listen here. Reps. Crist and Johnson also recently co-authored an op-ed published by The Hill regarding their bipartisan legislation, H.Res. 400, that recognizes July 12th as the National Day of Civility, with the date a refer... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON 'MINIBUS' DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement regarding the FY18 appropriations bill funding the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Energy as well as the Legislative Branch. "Today, I voted to fund our brave soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and guardsmen serving our nation overseas, including those who call MacDill Air Force Base home. I also voted to keep our commitment to those wounded in the fight for our freedom receiving care through the Bay Pin... Read more

  • CRIST VOTES FULFILL PLEDGE TO STAND STRONG WITH VETERANS
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) voted in support of H.R. 3218, the largest expansion of G.I. Bill benefits in nearly a decade. He also stood with the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America, AMVETS, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Military Officers of America, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Vietnam Veterans of America, and AFGE in opposing S. 114, which would threaten the ability of the VA to meet t... Read more

  • CRIST OFFERS BIPARTISAN AMENDMENT TO PROTECT MILITARY READINESS FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) is offering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act in the House Rules Committee today, which would encourage the prioritization of military readiness over offshore energy exploration and extraction. The amendment aligns with the Department of Defense’s position that increased offshore drilling would conflict with missions and training exercises. The amendment has bipartisan support from Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Val ... Read more

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