Crist Votes to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House passage of the Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, legislation to make an additional $1 billion available through September 2024 for Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system to counter terrorist attacks. This funding is needed to replenish the Iron Dome defense system following the over 4,400 rockets lau...

Crist Salutes LGBTQ Veterans on Ten Year Anniversary of Repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released the following statement on the ten year anniversary of the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy discriminating against LGBTQ servicemembers. "On this day ten years ago we repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', allowing LGBTQ servicemembers to serve their country freely and proudly as their true authentic selves. Today is an opportunity to recognize the ...

Crist Statement on Situation at Southern Border

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following reports that Haitians are being deported under President's Trump's Title 42 deportation order. “Recent, compounding tragedies in Haiti have broken the hearts of Floridians. Now, as Haitians seek asylum at America's southern border, it is simply wrong to be using the former president's Title 42 t...

Rep. Crist Celebrates Historic Momnibus Investments Included in Build Back Better Markup

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This week, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined his colleagues on the Black Maternal Health Caucus to applaud the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from the Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act (H.R. 959/S. 346) in the Committee’s markup of the Build Back Better Act. The legislation now goes to the House Committee on Budget before heading to the full House of Repres...

Crist, Bonamici Introduce Legislation to Combat Health Risks of Extreme Heat

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) announced introduction of the Preventing Health Emergencies And Temperature-related (HEAT) Illness and Deaths Act, legislation that will strengthen and expand interagency efforts to address extreme heat, provide $100 million in funding for community projects that mitigate heat-related health risks, a...

Crist-Championed Child Tax Credit Clears Committee

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following the House Ways and Means Committee vote to extend the American Rescue Plan Child Tax Credit through 2025 and make the refundability of the credit, which enables the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to disburse the credit as advanced payments, permanent. This follows Congressman Crist leading House...

Crist Champions Solar Energy Tax Credit for Florida Families

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released the following statement on the inclusion of a ten year extension of the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in the House Ways and Means Committee’s mark of the Build Back Better Act. A long time champion of extending the Solar ITC, Crist introduced his Sunshine Forever Act to reinstate the solar ITC at 30% and extend it ...

Crist: Child Tax Credit Delivered $25.1 Million in Tax Cuts to FL-13 Families in August

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a new report from the Joint Economic Committee today estimating that 98,000 Child Tax Credit monthly tax cut payments were sent to families in Florida's 13th Congressional District in August. This represents a total of $25,100,000 in tax cuts right into the pockets of Pinellas families. Statewide, 2,296,000 monthly tax cut payments went to families in Augu...

Crist Urges FDA to Move Quickly to Authorize Vaccines for Children Under 12

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Washington, DC – As COVID cases surge among children, U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the expeditious and safe authorization of vaccines for children under the age of 12. In the letter, Congressman Crist pushes for emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccine among chil...

Crist Announces Over $1 Million For Pinellas Opioid Recovery

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Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced two grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to local service providers responding to increased opioid abuse and dependence impacting Pinellas County. Allocated by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, grant amounts of $499,999 and $525,000 will be awarded respectively to the Pinellas County government and the Westcare Foundation t...

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