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  • Crist Calls for House Rules Change to Include Racial and Ethnic Impact Score on Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) testified last week before the House Rules Committee, proposing that the Committee require legislation coming to the floor for a vote to include a Racial and Ethnic Impact (REI) “Score” so that lawmakers will have a better understanding about the impact proposed legislation would have on all races: Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, and Native Americans. The score would be completed by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-... Read more

  • Crist Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Reporting of Veterans Suicide at VA and Enhance Congressional Oversight
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined Reps. Jason Crow (D-CO), Trent Kelly (R-MS), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) in introducing the Veterans’ Sentinel Act to respond to suicide by U.S. veterans at VA facilities by improving the accuracy of data collection and enhancing congressional oversight. The bill comes on the heels of an investigation that found multiple mistakes in the VA’s reporting of suicides on-campus. The bill is endorsed by VoteVets, C... Read more

  • Crist Introduces Legislation to Enhance the Distribution Supply Chain for Coming COVID Vaccine
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) announced introduction of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution and Production Act, legislation directing the rapid distribution of a coronavirus vaccine and putting the United States back on track in its efforts to stop the spread of the virus across the country. Specifically, the legislation would require the President to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mobilize manufacturers and ... Read more

  • Crist Votes for Updated Heroes Act to Provide Robust Relief to Pinellas Families and Small Biz
    Posted in Press Releases on October 1, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the Updated Heroes Act (H.R.925), relief legislation aimed at protecting the lives and livelihood of American families as the nation continues to combat the public health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Updated Heroes Act, which passed today by a vote of 214-207, comes following months of Senate inaction on the original aid package passed by the House back in May,... Read more

  • Crist Calls for Eviction Moratorium Extension Through the End of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released the following statement calling on Governor Ron DeSantis to extend the State’s moratorium on evictions through the end of the year. If allowed to lapse, the moratorium, which is set to expire at midnight tonight, would force thousands of Floridians out of their homes during a pandemic as many continue to struggle following the devastating health and economic impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. Governor DeSantis, on five separate oc... Read more

  • Crist Announces New Congressional Staff Report Highlighting Significant Costs of Census Undercount for Florida’s 13th District
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 2020 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a new report prepared by the staff of the Committee on Oversight and Reform and Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties detailing the significant costs of an undercount for Florida's 13th Congressional District. “This new report makes clear—a complete Census count is essential for the people of Florida's 13th District. Even a small undercount of 1% could cost our district nearly $7 million in federal funding for our schools, foster care s... Read more

  • Crist Announces Nearly $350,000 Grant to Support Victims of Human Trafficking
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $349,895 grant to Goodwill Industries to improve and expand local services available to victims of human trafficking. The grant, administered by the Department of Justice, will specifically fund staffing and training to create programs that will support services to human trafficking survivors and help them heal and move forward. Through his role on the powerful Appropriations, Congressman Crist has worked to secure funding... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Nationwide Protests Following Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on September 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement following protests and civil unrest in the wake of the Kentucky grand jury's decision in the Breonna Taylor case. "Breonna Taylor's family did not get the justice they deserve, and I empathize with the deep well of pain in the hearts of the thousands calling out for justice in her name this week. Peaceful protesting is a constitutional right that has powered the civil rights movements throughout our history, playing a critical rol... Read more

  • Crist Statement on House Passage of Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of H.R. 8337, a “continuing resolution” to avoid a government shutdown through December 11, 2020. The measure, which passed the House by a vote of 359-57, would provide for Coast Guard pay and funding for Community Health Centers on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19. It also includes a one-year extension of the National Flood Insurance Program and provides $8 billion... Read more

  • Crist Announces Grant to USF to Support School Violence Prevention
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $478,553 grant to the University of South Florida to study and improve the effectiveness of violence prevention and mental health training programs in schools across the nation. The grant, which is administered by the Department of Justice, will fund a USF study on the efficacy of STOP School Violence Act training programing and assess what implementation strategies contribute to a program’s success. Congressman Crist vote... Read more

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