Press Releases

December 19, 2019 Press Release
Legislation would prevent foreign nationals from easily purchasing firearms in the U.S.

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
FY 2020 appropriations bills include critical First Coast priorities

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
Improves assistance for small businesses to export American-made goods overseas

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
Honors students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

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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November 6, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Department of Transportation Sends $20 Million to Northeast Florida

WASHINGTON, D.C.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04) and TJ Cox (CA-21) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ask for more information on the VA’s long-term care plans, including assisted living programs, for veterans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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October 7, 2019 Press Release

ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Today, Northeast Florida Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04), Al Lawson (FL-05), and Michael Waltz (FL-06) announce their introduction of H.R. 4542, the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act, to designate portions of Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA).

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October 4, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is proud to announce that Duval County Public Schools was awarded $500,000 through the Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) grant program under Rutherford’s STOP School Violence Act.
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September 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Michael Waltz (FL-06), and Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) to renew the effort to bring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Jacksonville’s 125th Fighter Wing.

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