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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04) and Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02), bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus, introduced legislation to designate November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. While Lung Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally taken place in November, this legislation in Congress would formally recognize its observance during that month.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation, first introduced by Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06), to name a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in St. Johns County after Army Private First Class Leo C. Chase, Jr., the first man from St. Johns County to be killed in the Vietnam War. The new VA outpatient clinic will be designated as the “Leo C. Chase, Jr. Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic.’’
After a brief pause due to the Coronavirus, I'm happy to say my “Rutherford Ride Alongs” are back! Today I visited Standard Feed & Seed in Northeast Florida to learn more about their day-to-day operations and the challenges they face as a growing business. For the past 73 years, Standard Feed & Seed has provided our community with assistance in gardening, raising livestock and chickens, and taking care of household pets.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Rutherford applauds President Donald Trump’s announcement that the United States will officially close federal waters off the coast of Florida to offshore drilling through 2032.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement after supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act:
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.
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.
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.
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.