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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04), Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation to name a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in St. Johns County after Private First Class Leo C. Chase, Jr., the first man from St.

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May 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2326, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which improves resources for members of the Armed Forces to transition from warfighter to civilian.

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May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is pleased to announce that the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to advance H.R. 2326, which included Rutherford’s Veterans Armed for Success Act, to the full House for consideration.

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April 23, 2019 Rutherford Ride Alongs

For another Rutherford Ride Along, I recently visited the Homestead Air Reserve Base to spend a day in the life of the U.S. Army’s elite parachute team, the Golden Knights, and completed a freefall jump.

April 10, 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. I had the opportunity to spend time with Ms. Sue Butler, Ms. Kristie Money, and the Kindergarten class at Bryceville Elementary in Nassau County.

April 10, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) is pleased to announce the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) $16.6 million in additional federal funding for the First Coast Flyer (FCF) Bus Rapid Transit project. This new funding will support expansion of the FCF’s Southwest Corridor, known as the Purple Line.

March 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) are pleased to announce that they will serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus for the 116th Congress. The group’s membership included 37 representatives from both sides of the aisle in the 115th Congress.

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.

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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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