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March 27, 2020 Press Release

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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March 13, 2020 Press Release

To find the latest, up-to-date information on the number of positive coronavirus cases in the U.S., please visit the CDC website here. 

Here is some additional helpful information to keep in mind:

 

March 12, 2020 Press Release

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.

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March 11, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 14, 2020 Press Release

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.

February 7, 2020 Rutherford Ride Alongs

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!

December 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL), Charlie Crist (D-FL), and Val B. Demings (D-FL) introduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act. On December 6, 2019, three servicemembers were killed and eight were injured in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola.

December 17, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) applauds passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 appropriations bills, which include major wins for Northeast Florida.

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Cheri Bustos (IL-17) introduced the bipartisan Boosting America’s Exports Act. This legislation would improve resources for non-exporting small and growing businesses to help them sell goods overseas.

November 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2019.

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In The News

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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