Press Releases

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
Bipartisan Legislation Containing Rutherford and Lawson’s Veterans Armed for Success Act Passes House

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
Bipartisan legislation to strengthen transition assistance programs passes through VA Committee

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 10, 2019 Press Release
DOT Continues Strong Regional Investment

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 26, 2019 Press Release
Nonpartisan group works to combat sea level rise and build resiliency

Washington, D.C.

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 11, 2019 Press Release
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.

March 4, 2019 Press Release
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.

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February 14, 2019 Press Release
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. 

February 11, 2019 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Introduced with Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)

Washington, D.C.

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