Bipartisan legislation to strengthen transition assistance programs for veterans
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.
Bipartisan legislation to enhance federal penalties for targeting law enforcement officers
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.
Includes $100 Million for Rutherford’s STOP School Violence Act
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.
Bipartisan Bill Introduced with Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)
DOT Secretary Visits Jacksonville to Praise Transformational Projects
Jacksonville, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford joined Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, Mayor Lenny Curry, Congressman Al Lawson, Jr.
Appointed to Veterans, Transportation, and Homeland Security Subcommittees
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.
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.
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Jacksonville, FL – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is pleased to announce the nominations of 43 students to be considered for appointments to the United States Air Force Academy, United States Merchant Marine Academy, United States Military Academy, and the United States Naval Academy.
Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Rutherford led a bipartisan letter signed by 93 members of Congress to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross urging that they not allow seismic testing in the Atlantic to move forward.
BUILD Grants Support Hart Bridge, Innovation Corridor Projects
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded two Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants that will provide $25 million in federal funding for important projects in Downtown Jacksonville.