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March 18, 2019 Rutherford Ride Alongs

Welcome to another installment of the Rutherford Ride Along, where I visit workplaces across the First Coast to gain insights on how federal policies impact the jobs in our community.

March 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) reintroduced the Veterans Armed for Success Act, which passed the House last year.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4), former sheriff of Jacksonville, and Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), former chief of the Orlando Police Department, announced that they reintroduced H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act of 2019. This bill passed the House last year with overwhelming bipartisan support, but was not considered in the Senate.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the House of Representatives passed the conference report to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, fully funding the government until October 1, 2019. Included in this legislation is $100 million for grants authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, a bill introduced by Rutherford and signed into law last spring. 

February 12, 2019 Rutherford Ride Alongs

For our second Rutherford Ride Along, I spent an afternoon in Atlantic Beach with Brooke Joyner and her staff at Peterbrooke Chocolatier. Founded by Brooke’s family in 1983, Peterbrooke is an iconic small business in Northeast Florida, known for the specialty treats its employees craft each day.

February 8, 2019 Press Release

Jacksonville, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford joined Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, Mayor Lenny Curry, Congressman Al Lawson, Jr.

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January 31, 2019 Rutherford Ride Alongs

For our first Rutherford Ride Along, I joined Captain Scott O’Connor to learn about the important work of the St. Johns Bar Pilots. Captain O’Connor is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and belongs to the St. Johns Bar Pilots Association, a select group of highly skilled mariners who are tasked with the responsibility of safely guiding incoming cargo ships through the St.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) made the below statement after the announcement that he will continue to serve on the House Appropriations Committee in the 116th Congress. He is appointed to the Subcommittees on Homeland Security, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.

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January 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –  Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) took to the House floor in response to Democrats in Congress calling the border situation a “Manufactured Crisis.”Rutherford voted to fully fund government operations and much-needed border security measures on December 20, 2018.

Congressman Rutherford said:

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In The News

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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June 23, 2017 In The News

At ceremonies June 20, the Jacksonville (FL) Transportation Authority (JTA) broke ground for the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center (JRTC), a state-of-the-art transportation hub that will connect local, regional and intercity modes of transportation including fixed-route buses, First Coast Flyer BRT, the Skyway/U²C, intercity bus, rideshare, bikeshare and future Amtrak and commuter rai

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