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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 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford introduced legislation to allow job creators who have been in the U.S. on an E-2 investor treaty visa for more than 10 years to apply for legal permanent residence. The bill, H.R. 3265, would also allow the children of these visa holders to remain in the country until they are 26 and apply for work authorization.

July 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (344-81) to fund the U.S. military and the Department of Defense.

July 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL) issued the following statement after the House Veterans Affairs Committee introduced the bipartisan Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 to modernize the GI Bill. This bipartisan, bicameral package is budget neutral and includes provisions that have been proposed and prioritized by Veterans Service Organizations.

June 30, 2017 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (June 30, 2017) – For 18-year-old Mandarin resident Mateo Seslija, the love for American history was his distraction from his medical battle with a germ cell tumor.

“All the days I was going through therapy I would search for fun facts, because it prevented me from feeling sick” stated Mateo. “One fact that excited me more than others was President Truman developed a two-lane bowling alley in the West Wing.”

June 29, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  Today, Congressman John Rutherford, along with Congressman Don Beyer, led a bipartisan letter from more than 100 members of Congress to Interior Secretary Zinke voicing concerns with a proposal to issue seismic testing permits for the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic testing, which is the prerequisite to opening the Atlantic to offshore drilling, poses a direct threat to the costal economies dependent on healthy ocean ecosystems for fishing, tourism, recreation, and the numerous businesses that rely on these industries.

June 23, 2017 In The News

At ceremonies June 20, the Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority (JTA) broke ground for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC), a state-of-the-art transportation hub that will connect local, regional and intercity modes of transportation including fixed-route buses, First Coast Flyer BRT, the Skyway/U²C, intercity bus, rideshare, bikeshare and future Amtrak and commuter rail.

June 21, 2017 In The News

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved more than $17 million Wednesday for deepening a portion of the St. Johns River. But with the full cost of the JaxPort dredging estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars, the newest allocation is just a drop in the river.

The money is part of the Army Corps’ work plan, which details the group’s annual priorities.

June 21, 2017 In The News
 

John Rutherford

Freshman U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., was named to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. 

U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, made the announcement after the House Republican Steering Committee’s recommendation of adding Rutherford to the committee cleared the Republican Conference.

June 21, 2017 In The News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A $57 million building with a very modern look will be going up in the historic LaVilla area, just west of downtown.

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority broke ground Tuesday on its new regional transportation center. A portion of the site that will house the city's Greyhound bus station is already under construction.

June 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The United States House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass H.R. 2190, the Streamlining Department of Homeland (DHS) Overhead Act. This bill, which was introduced by Congressman John Rutherford in May, would mandate the development of regional property strategies that focus on consolidating leases when mission appropriate, give the Under Secretary of Management oversight tools to ensure DHS property is being managed effectively, and clearly outline responsibilities of the logistics team to achieve cost savings.