WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) released the following statement after supporting the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act:
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is now an original cosponsor of the COVID-19 Accountability Act. This legislation, introduced by Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), would grant authority to the president to place sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party if they do not cooperate with an investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) was named in the top 10 percent of the 2019 congressional Bipartisan Index. Released annually by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and The Lugar Center, the Bipartisan Index measures how well members of Congress work across party lines.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) applauds the House passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bipartisan legislation is the third economic assistance package approved by Congress to maintain stability and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced H.R. 6207, the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) cosponsored the Creating Hope Reauthorization Act. This legislation expedites FDA approval of new medications for children suffering from diseases, like cancer, by expanding the priority review voucher program.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL), David Trone (D-MD), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-NY), introduced H.R. 5909, the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020.
I recently spent the morning with Amelia Toffee, a small (and delicious!) business on Amelia Island, and joined their talented employees hard at work. During my visit, I also had the opportunity to make a fresh batch of toffee using locally produced spirits from Marlin and Barrel distillery!
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).”
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.
Veterans Day is an especially important occasion in Northeast Florida, home to one the most heavily military and veteran populations in the country.
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
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?
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.
Jacksonville, FL - 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.
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.