Crist Calls for Jail Time for Spam Callers

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) urging the department to prioritize the collection of fines already levied against spam callers and to consider increased penalties including jail time. This letter follows an encouraging DOJ report on the coordinated interagency success of Rep. Crist’s Spam Calls Task Force,...

Crist Supports Expanding Social Security

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement following introduction of House Social Security Subcommittee Chairman John Larson’s new bill, Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust, legislation to expand Social Security benefits for the first time in more than 50 years, increasing the average benefit and improving cost of living adjustments (COLA) to be...

Crist Statement on Nicaragua’s Latest Anti-Democratic Suppression

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released the following statement in response to the harassment and jailing of opponents to Daniel Ortega and his regime in the leadup to Nicaragua’s November 7, 2021 presidential election. The repressive actions of the socialist Ortega regime, as illustrated by recent reporting by Politico, includes the jailing of more than 150...

Crist Votes to Expand Domestic Violence Programs

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released this statement following House passage of H.R. 2119, the Family Violence Prevention and Services Improvement Act of 2021. This crucial legislation reauthorizes and increases funding for emergency shelters, community prevention programs, hotlines, and research through grants to state, local, tribal, and community-based p...

Crist Opposes IRS Reporting Proposal

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement on the proposed measure to expand account reporting requirements to the IRS. “Floridians depend on their banks and credit unions to secure more than just deposits. They depend on them to safeguard their personal information. President Biden is correct to go after the tax cheats, who despite being worth m...

Crist Votes for January 6th Accountability

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist released this statement following House vote to hold Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena to appear before the House committee charged with investigating the January 6th insurrection. “Our democracy was violently attacked on January 6th – an armed mob trampling over our American values and founding ideals,” said Rep. Crist. “Th...

Crist Announces Over $200,000 in Grants to Keep Pinellas Families Safe

| Posted in Press Releases

St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced two grants, totaling over $200,000, for Pinellas law enforcement to prevent and reduce crime, and most importantly, keep Pinellas residents safe. The grants are awarded through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which aims to reduce crime and violence by assisting state and local law enforcement....

Crist Urges Florida Department of Education to Release $7 Billion for Florida Schools

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) joined members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter to Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran urging the release of the $7.04 billion to support Florida school districts address gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic allocated through the American Rescue Plan, which has been repe...

Crist Statement on Republican Iron Dome Delay

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D- St. Petersburg) released this statement after a Republican Senator delayed $1 billion in supplemental funding to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome, an air defense system used to counter rocket and mortar attacks. Iron Dome successfully intercepted over 90% of the 4,400 rockets launched towards Israeli civilians by the terrorist group Hamas in May t...

Crist Blasts Unaffordable Flood Insurance Rate Hikes Under Risk Rating 2.0

| Posted in Press Releases

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement following the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) implementation of the controversial Risk Rating 2.0 pricing methodology for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which goes into effect today and is expected to drastically raise flood insurance premiums on Florida homeowners. “Floridians rel...

Keep In Touch

Use the form below to sign up for my newsletter and get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.

Office Locations