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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January 15, 2021 Press Release
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January 3, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump has signed into law the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, a bill introduced in the House by Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) and Representative David Trone (D-MD). This new law expands access to mental health services for individuals leaving the prison system, providing a “Continuity of Care” for those at risk of recidivism.

December 1, 2020 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Last night, Representative John Rutherford (FL-04) announced this year’s nominees to the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), United States Military Academy (USMA), and the United States Naval Academy (USNA). Rep. Rutherford congratulated the 34 nominees at the Allen D. Nease High School Performing Arts Center and wished them success in their final selection process.

October 20, 2020 Rutherford Ride Alongs
Today I joined Anastasia Mosquito Control District (AMCD) in St. Johns County for another Rutherford Ride Along!
 
October 16, 2020 Press Release

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.

September 23, 2020 Press Release

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.’’

September 11, 2020 Rutherford Ride Alongs

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.

September 8, 2020 Press Release

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.

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.