Press Releases

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.

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.

February 8, 2019 Press Release
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.

January 29, 2019 Press Release
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.

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:

December 10, 2018 Press Release

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.

December 6, 2018 Press Release

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.

December 6, 2018 Press Release
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.