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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 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  As Northeast Florida begins to recover from Hurricane Irma, Congressman Rutherford pointed residents to federal disaster relief programs that can help with recovery. 

September 8, 2017 Press Release

August 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law two important bills for veterans - the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, and a bill to extend the authorization of the Veterans Choice health care program which also includes the authorization for a new outpatient clinic in Jacksonville.  These bipartisan, bicameral packages are the product of collaboration between many veteran service organizations, the House and Senate VA Committees, and veteran advocates.

August 6, 2017 Press Release

Jacksonville, Fla. – This week, Congressman John Rutherford will travel to Israel as part of a delegation of Members of Congress to meet with various leaders in the region including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.

August 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, Congressman John Rutherford voted for H.R. 3219, the Make America Secure Appropriations Act, which provides funding in Fiscal Year 2018 for the Departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and Energy.  It also provides funds for water infrastructure initiatives and the construction of much needed fencing, levees and secondary barriers along vulnerable portions of our southern border.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S.

July 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford issued the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 3364, the Countering Adversarial Nations Through Sanctions Act, a bipartisan bill that imposes sweeping sanctions against North Korea, Russia, and Iran.

July 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford issued the following statement after the United States House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 to modernize the GI Bill. This bipartisan, bicameral package, which is the product of the hard work of many veteran service organizations, the House and Senate VA Committees, and veteran advocates, is budget neutral and includes Congressman Rutherford’s Julian Woods Yellow Ribbon Program Expansion Act.

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.