Congress

Members of Congress are sent to Washington to serve the people they represent, not their own interests.  As President Donald J. Trump said in his Inaugural Address, this past election demonstrated that power must be restored to the people instead of Washington elites.  Know that as your representative I will remain focused on serving the people of Florida’s 4th District above all else, and I hope and expect the people will hold me accountable.

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September 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) reintroduced the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2021. This legislation would designate the POW/MIA Memorial and Museum at Cecil Field as the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum to honor all former prisoners of war and those still missing in action.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) hosted a roundtable discussion with Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick, Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook, Bradford County Sheriff Gordon Smithand Fraternal Order of Police Vice President Sgt. Randy Reeves. U.S. Representatives John Katko (NY-24) and Greg Pence (IN-06) also attended virtually.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act. This bipartisan plan would invest $5 million annually in grants that states, non-profits, and members of the fishing and marine shipping industries can use to fund research and efforts that restore the North Atlantic right whale population.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.R. 4296, the Freedom to Fly Act. This legislation would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from requiring vaccine passports or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for domestic flights.

June 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Kathy Fleming, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Rutherford and Fleming testified in support of H.R. 2107, the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act, which was reintroduced by Rutherford earlier this year. This legislation would designate portions of Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA).

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) announce the introduction of H.Res. 463, a resolution to designate the week of June 6 through June 12, 2021, as National Child Abuse Prevention Week.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Rutherford, Lawson, Watson Coleman, Katko Introduce the HELPER Act

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) reintroduced the Protect and Serve Act of 2021, which would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target law enforcement officers with violence. 

May 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (FL-04), Charlie Crist (FL-13), and Val Demings (FL-10) have reintroduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act to close the ‘Pensacola loophole’ that allows foreign nationals who acquire a hunting license to legally purchase firearms.

April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-FL-04) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09), Co-Chairs of the House Law Enforcement Caucus, led a bipartisan group of 159 members in requesting increased funding for the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (Byrne JAG) and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) programs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, demonstrating strong support for these grants across the political spectrum.