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  • Crist Leads Letter to Secretary Pompeo Calling For Urgent Humanitarian Relief to Lebanon
    Posted in Press Releases on August 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) led 86 Members in sending a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, urging the U.S. to deploy humanitarian relief for the people of Lebanon and to help Lebanon curb the potential long-term impacts of the Beirut explosion as the country reels from a devastating blast earlier this week. As one of the only Lebanese Members of Congress, Rep. Crist is the Democratic Co-Chair of the US-Lebanon Friendship Caucus. In the letter, the Memb... Read more

  • Crist Announces Another $40 Million to PSTA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced the award of a $40.3 million grant to Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), keeping PSTA running and able to serve the public through the challenges of COVID-19. The award comes from funding provided in the CARES Act, distributed by the Federal Transit Administration. “Keeping our public transit system up and running during the pandemic is critical to our economy, getting people who rely on these services where they ne... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Over 80 Days of Senate Inaction on Relief for American Families
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on 81 days of Senate inaction on the coronavirus relief package to help working families, as the U.S. continues to face an unprecedented health crisis during the worst economic quarter in American history. “Senate Republicans have had over 11 weeks to take action to shield American families from the worst of this pandemic. Instead, they’ve put together a woefully insufficient package that turns... Read more

  • Crist Shepherds Major Wins for Veterans, Environment, Pinellas Families In Latest Appropriations Funding Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of the FY’21 minibus Appropriations package (H.R. 7617), consisting of the Defense; Commerce, Justice, Science; Energy and Water Development; Financial Services and General Government; Labor-HHS-Education, and Transportation-HUD funding bills. “With passage of this Appropriations package, the People’s House continues its work to protect servicemembers and veterans, safeguard Am... Read more

  • Crist Statement on Expiring Unemployment, Need for Powerful Economic Boost Now
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    “Federal unemployment expires tomorrow, tens of millions are out of work, we just had the worst economic quarter in our nation’s history, our travel, tourism and hospitality industries have been decimated – we need a powerful economic boost now! “The House passed the CARES Act in May, robust relief that would provide the economic boost our nation requires to ride out this health and economic tsunami. We need to extend $600 federal unemployment, provide another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, ex... Read more

  • Crist Announces Over $4.8 Million Traffic Grant to USF
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2020 | Preview rr

    St. Petersburg, FL – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced a $4,887,500 grant to the University of South Florida (USF) from the U.S. Department of Transportation to research and reduce traffic congestion. USF is the lead university in the National Institute for Congestion Reduction program and is home to the only center focused on traffic congestion relief in the nation. “Traffic in our region calls for the best and brightest minds coming up with new and creative solutions. This is ... Read more

  • Crist Praises House Passage of Child Care Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement praising House passage of the Child Care Is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 7327), two pieces of legislation to provide child care relief for families and providers while supporting the safe reopening of the U.S. economy and protecting workers. The two bills, which work hand-in-hand, are aimed at protecting and revitalizing the child care industry wh... Read more

  • Crist Touts Wins for Pinellas in House Passage of Appropriations Minibus Package
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC– U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released the following statement on House passage of the FY’21 minibus Appropriations package (H.R. 7608), consisting of the State-Foreign Operations, Agriculture, Interior-Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs funding bills. The package, which includes $259.5 billion in discretionary funding, passed today by a vote of 224-189 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. A member of the powerful Appropr... Read more

  • Crist Reiterates Call for Extending Unemployment Benefits, Eviction Moratorium, as Deadline Nears
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) released a statement calling for fast action to extend federal unemployment benefits, the State moratorium on evictions, and federal aid that’s included in the House passed Heroes Act. The Heroes Act, passed by the House in May, has yet to be acted on by the Senate, even as federal unemployment benefits expire this weekend. The provisions Crist would like to see enacted include: Extend the $600/week federal unemployment insura... Read more

  • Crist Hails Passage of Great American Outdoors Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) hailed passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (H.R. 1957), legislation making the most significant federal investment in environmental conservation in a generation, through protecting public lands, preserving outdoor recreational opportunities, and conserving wildlife habitats. “The Great American Outdoors Act protects our environment and quality of life, while safeguarding and expanding outdoor recreational access,” said ... Read more

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