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September 17, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) reintroduced the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2021.

August 19, 2021 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) hosted a roundtable discussion with Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, St.

July 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.R. 4296, the Freedom to Fly Act. This legislation would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from requiring vaccine passports or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for domestic flights.

June 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Kathy Fleming, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Rutherford and Fleming testified in support of H.R.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) announce the introduction of H.Res. 463, a resolution to designate the week of June 6 through June 12, 2021, as National Child Abuse Prevention Week.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Rutherford, Lawson, Watson Coleman, Katko Introduce the HELPER Act

May 11, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) reintroduced the Protect and Serve Act of 2021, which would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target law enforcement officers with violence. 

May 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (FL-04), Charlie Crist (FL-13), and Val Demings (FL-10) have reintroduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act to close the ‘Pensacola loophole’ that allows foreign nationals who acquire a hunting license to legally purchase firearms.

April 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-FL-04) and Bill Pascrell, Jr.

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March 11, 2020 In The News

This week on Capitol Hill, two members of the Florida delegation with backgrounds in law enforcement unveiled a proposal to help “better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

November 26, 2018 In The News

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded another $46 million toward the harbor-deepening project to get parts of the St. Johns River deepend from 40 to 47 feet.

It comes nearly two months after the corps was awarded a second contract to deepen the next 5-mile stretch of the St. Johns River.

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November 19, 2018 In The News

Veterans Day is an especially important occasion in Northeast Florida, home to one the most heavily military and veteran populations in the country.

June 19, 2018 In The News

We’re so gun-shy of federal reef fish management, we don’t want to jinx a possible opening of limited red snapper fishing off our coast by even hinting at it. 

But looking at the bigger picture, it may be instructive to talk about where it’s heading in case it goes no further — and we’ll be able to point the finger exactly where the failure occurred for you down the road

May 31, 2018 In The News
The two Florida congressmen who led the charge in the U.S. House to pass the “Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act” are now calling on the U.S. Department of Justice for guidance on how to implement it. U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, R-Fla., brought out the bill at the start of the year with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., as a co-sponsor. Introduced at the end of January, before the Parkland shooting, the proposal “would create a grant program to train students, teachers, school officials, and local law enforcement how to identify and intervene early when signs of violence arise, create a coordinated reporting system, and implement FBI & Secret Service-based school threat assessment protocols to prevent school shootings before they happen" and “would boost school efforts to develop violence prevention programs and coordinate with law enforcement to improve school.”
May 29, 2018 In The News

Would you trust a doctor who had their license revoked, had a history of sexual misconduct, and had on numerous occasions engaged in unethical, unprofessional behavior? Obviously not. Why, then, would we ever put someone like that in a position to care for the men and women who served our country?

May 1, 2018 In The News

Florida’s two U.S. senators--Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco Rubio--and U.S. Rep, John Rutherford, R-Fla., are pressing the Navy secretary on why some ships are not having their maintenance done at Mayport on the First Coast. 

 

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.

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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.

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