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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.

April 16, 2021 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-4) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12) introduced bipartisan legislation to help public housing authorities equip their older units with sprinkler systems to improve the safety of residents and local communities. The Public Housing Fire Safety Act would create a program at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide grants to public housing authorities that wish to retrofit older high-rise apartments.

March 26, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) announced the beginning of the Great Red Snapper Count in the South Atlantic. Representatives Rutherford and Murphy secured $3.3 million in Appropriations legislation to fund an independent 30-month study that will help better understand the true stock of red snapper in the South Atlantic.

March 18, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) relaunched the House Law Enforcement Caucus, a bipartisan group focused on supporting our law enforcement community.

March 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement in response to the House Republican Conference decision to lift the ban on earmarks:

March 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL-04) announced the reintroduction of H.R. 1022, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2021, which will increase access to Service Dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The PAWS Act establishes a competitive grant program through the Department of Veterans Affairs for organizations, such as K9s for Warriors in Ponte Vedra, to pair Service Dogs with veterans suffering from PTSD.