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  • CRIST SHARES NEWSPAPER TARIFF CONCERNS WITH INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) submitted testimony to the United States International Trade Commission, which held a hearing yesterday on the negative impact new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration will have on the newspaper industry. Crist recently introduced the bipartisan PRINT Act to block newspaper tariffs and joined fellow members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in calling on the U.S. Department of Commerce to prevent this harmful action. "An unnecessary trade... Read more

  • CRIST STEPS UP FIGHT TO PROTECT FLORIDA FROM OFFSHORE DRILLING
    Posted in Press Releases on July 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) has joined in offering several bipartisan amendments to the Department of Interior funding bill that would protect Florida's coasts from offshore drilling. The three amendments, which will be considered by the House Rules Committee tonight, would: 1) Keep Florida off the table in any new offshore drilling plans; 2) Prohibit new offshore drilling and other drilling-related activities, including seismic testing, from occurring off Florida's coasts; and ... Read more

  • CRIST STATEMENT ON NOMINATION OF BRETT KAVANAUGH TO SUPREME COURT
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) made the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States: “A lifetime appointment to the highest court in the land is an awesome responsibility. Justices must be committed to upholding our Constitution, upholding the rights provided by it to ALL Americans, and upholding an independent judiciary where no one is above the law,” said Crist. “I have serious concerns with Judge Ka... Read more

  • FLORIDA DELEGATION UNITES TO SAVE OFFSHORE DRILLING SAFETY RULES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (FL-13), along with U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan (FL-16), Darren Soto (FL-9), and Francis Rooney (FL-19), led a bipartisan push to maintain offshore drilling safety rules. Writing to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, 21 members of Florida's Congressional Delegation voiced their strong opposition to the Administration's proposed weakening of the Well Control Rule put in place after the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Congressman Crist, Florida's Governor at the time of the ... Read more

  • CRIST PROPOSAL REQUIRES IMMEDIATE FAMILY REUNIFICATION, IMPOSES PENALTIES ON DHS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced he will be introducing the Reunifying Separated Families Act of 2018 requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately reunify children separated from their families at the border following implementation of the Trump Administration’s "Zero Tolerance" policy. For each child not reunited within 30 days, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would be fined $1,000 per child per day. While the Administration reversed course on i... Read more

  • BAY AREA MEMBERS DEMAND IMPROVED CARE AT VA NURSING HOMES
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (FL-12), Kathy Castor (FL-14), and Charlie Crist (FL-13) are calling for urgent action by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve the quality of care at Tampa Bay area VA-operated community living centers (CLCs). Last week, the VA announced CLC facility ratings with Bay Pines and James A. Haley Medical Centers both receiving poor reviews. "Generations of Tampa Bay area Veterans have come to the C.W. Bill Young and James A. Haley Medical Centers to redeem ... Read more

  • CRIST: STOP INHUMANE POLICY SEPARATING CHILDREN AND PARENTS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) joined over 190 of his colleagues to introduce legislation to put an end to the Trump Administration's policy of separating children from their parents when seeking asylum at the border. The Keep Families Together Act creates procedures to assist with the reunification of separated families and requires child welfare training for Customs and Border Patrol agents. "All of God's children deserve to be treated with compassion. Ripping crying children fro... Read more

  • CRIST INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL BLOCKING NEWSPAPER TARIFFS
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) joined Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) to introduce the PRINT Act (H.R. 6031) to block new tariffs imposed by the Trump Administration on newspaper. The Tampa Bay Times – Florida's largest newspaper serving the district Crist represents – estimates the new tariffs will cost an additional $3 million annually, resulting in further lay-offs and higher costs for consumers. Crist and fellow members of the Florida Congressional Delegation previously called on the U.S.... Read more

  • CRIST LEADS FLORIDA DEMS IN FIGHT TO PROTECT AFFORDABLE HOUSING
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led his fellow Democrats in the Florida Congressional Delegation in calling for HUD Secretary Ben Carson to abandon his proposal that would drastically hike rents for low-income Floridians. The delegation members oppose the misguided proposal that unfairly targets single mothers and those in severe poverty, which could result in evictions for almost two million Americans – with nearly one million of those impacted being children. Crist is a me... Read more

  • CRIST JOINS IN INTRODUCING BIPARTISAN VA COST SAVINGS ENHANCEMENTS ACT
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Jeff Denham (R-CA) joined to introduce H.R. 5974, the Department of Veterans Affairs Creation of On-Site Treatment Systems Affording Veterans Improvements and Numerous General Safety Enhancements Act (VA COST SAVINGS Enhancements Act) along with U.S. Reps. Ann Kuster (D-NH) and Mike Bost (R-IL). The bipartisan bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to implement operational changes to save the department millions of dollars each year an... Read more

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