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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July 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement after supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act:

July 20, 2020 Press Release

Jacksonville, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) joined the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson at Sulzbacher’s EnVision Center, which provides supportive services for the homeless population in Northeast Florida.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is now an original cosponsor of the COVID-19 Accountability Act. This legislation, introduced by Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), would grant authority to the president to place sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party if they do not cooperate with an investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) was named in the top 10 percent of the 2019 congressional Bipartisan Index. Released annually by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and The Lugar Center, the Bipartisan Index measures how well members of Congress work across party lines. In their newly released report, Rutherford ranks 41st out of 437 members of the House and 2nd out of Florida.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) applauds the House passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bipartisan legislation is the third economic assistance package approved by Congress to maintain stability and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced H.R. 6207, the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2019. This bill, named after Luke Hoyer and Alex Schachter who were killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, would help local school districts access federal school safety resources by creating a federal clearinghouse of best practices and federal assistance.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04) and TJ Cox (CA-21) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ask for more information on the VA’s long-term care plans, including assisted living programs, for veterans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Veterans who have suffered severe TBI often face challenges with finding adequate care when they return home.

October 7, 2019 Press Release

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Today, Northeast Florida Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04), Al Lawson (FL-05), and Michael Waltz (FL-06) announce their introduction of H.R. 4542, the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act, to designate portions of Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA). NHAs, which are designated by Congress and protected by the National Park Service, recognize important natural, cultural, and historic landscapes and help celebrate the nation’s diverse heritage.

October 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is proud to announce that Duval County Public Schools was awarded $500,000 through the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) grant program under Rutherford’s STOP School Violence Act. This program provides federal funding to local school districts to make security improvements to their school facilities.