Crist Announces $214,298,912 for Florida Seniors

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) announced the Biden Administration’s release of $214,298,912 in funding to Florida for critical Older Americans Act programs as part of the American Rescue Plan, legislation championed by Rep. Crist. “Seniors have been hardest hit by this pandemic. They’ve been at the highest risk from COVID-19 and didn’t get to see the grandkid...

Crist, Rutherford, Demings Renew Bipartisan Push to Close Pensacola Loophole

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Washington, DC – U.S. Reps. Charlie Crist (D-FL), John Rutherford (R-FL), and Val Demings (D-FL) have introduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act to close the “Pensacola loophole,” which allows foreign nationals to legally purchase firearms simply by first acquiring a hunting license. In 2019, a Saudi foreign national exploited the Pensacola Loophole to legally purcha...

Crist Recognized for Pro-Retiree Work

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) proudly announced a 100% Pro-Retiree rating from the Alliance for Retired Americans for their 2020 Congressional Voting scorecard. The Alliance for Retired Americans - a 4.3 million member grass-roots organization advocating the interests of older Americans - rated House members across 10 key pro-retiree votes including legisl...

Crist Votes for DC Statehood

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D – St. Petersburg) released a statement following House passage of H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act, legislation which would welcome the District of Columbia as the 51st state in the union and finally provide its residents equal representation in Congress and full, local self-government. The legislation, which passed by a vote of 216-...

Crist Statement Following Derek Chauvin 'Guilty' Verdict

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a statement following the announcement of a 'guilty' verdict in the case of former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin for charges of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. “Today, the family and loved ones of George Floyd are in my thoughts as our nation witnesses justice finally being served for the tragic and...

Crist Statement Following White House Visit on Infrastructure

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) released a statement following his meeting at the White House with President Joe Biden and a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the President’s American Jobs Plan. During the meeting, Rep. Crist focused on the need for climate resilient infrastructure, including restoring the Everglades and investing in renewable energy like solar. “I...

Crist, Diaz-Balart, and Wasserman Schultz Lead FL Members in Calling for Everglades Funding in Infrastructure Package

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Washington, DC – U.S. Representatives Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) led 9 members of the Florida Congressional Delegation in sending a letter calling for the inclusion of Everglades restoration in an infrastructure package. In the letter to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Members urge the Committee to provide ro...

Crist: Florida Veterans to Receive $1,400 Payments from American Rescue Plan Beginning this Week

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St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced today that many Floridians who receive Veterans’ benefits could expect Economic Impact Payments of up to $1,400 to hit their bank accounts beginning this week. Millions of Floridians have already received Economic Impact Payments as part of the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Crist helped pass. The latest round of payments app...

Crist Announces Opening of "Save Our Stages" Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program

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Crist Announces Opening of "Save Our Stages" Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Local Venues Can Begin Applying for Assistance Thursday HERE St. Petersburg, FL - Today, Congressman Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced that more help is here for local businesses and jobs as the Small Business Administration’s Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program will begin accepting applications on Thursda...

Crist Urges NASA Monitoring of Piney Point

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U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) sent a letter to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asking for assistance in monitoring and imaging of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area, specifically at Piney Point and Port Manatee where toxic discharges are occurring. Last week, a leak was detected at the abandoned Piney Point phosphate plant, threatening catastrophic c...

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