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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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May 24, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) issued the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 351-66. The bill now heads to the Senate for debate and passage.
May 16, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Rutherford (R-FL) has been appointed to the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, the standing committee responsible for all of the federal government’s spending priorities, which debates and sets specific amounts for all discretionary federal spending on all federal agencies and programs. "I am honored to join the House Appropriations Committee and take on a greater role in ensuring that precious taxpayer dollars are spent wisely," said Rutherford.
May 8, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman and former sheriff of Jacksonville, John Rutherford (FL-04), together with Congresswoman and former chief of the Orlando Police Department, Val Demings (FL-10), introduced H.R. 5698, the Protect and Serve Act of 2018. This bipartisan bill would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target local, state, or federal law enforcement officers with violence...
March 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes critical funding for national defense, combating the opioid crisis and school safety funding, as well as Rutherford’s H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018. This omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2018 now moves to the Senate for a vote before heading to the president’s desk for signature.
March 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives voted 407-10 to pass the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, a bill sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), along with Reps.

March 7, 2018 In The News

Florida Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL) says his bipartisan-supported bill to stop school violence would help students, teachers and school administrators more easily identify and report signs of trouble to prevent school shootings. House leadership announced today that a vote will take place on that bill next week.

March 6, 2018 In The News

Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.) is pressing House appropriators to include funding for a school safety program in an upcoming government spending bill, he told The Hill on Tuesday.

Rutherford is the lead sponsor of a bipartisan bill, called the Stop School Violence Act, that would create a new grant program aimed at educating students and adults about how to spot and report warning signs of gun violence. 

The House will vote on the measure next week as part of the GOP’s response to last month’s deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

February 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, a measure that boosts defense spending and provides disaster relief connected to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria and the California wildfires.  The bill passed in the House and Senate with bipartisan support and was signed into law by the President this morning.

January 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives unanimously voted today to pass H.R. 4555, the DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017. This bill, which was introduced by Congressman John Rutherford in December, authorizes the Secretary of DHS to assign personnel to overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces to facilitate counterterrorism information sharing and combat threats stemming from overseas sources of conflict or terrorism. 

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposal to open up waters off Florida’s coasts to oil and gas exploration: