Press Releases

May 26, 2020 Press Release
New Legislation to Impose Sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is now an original cosponsor of the COVID-19 Accountability Act. This legislation, introduced by Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), would grant authority to the president to place sanctions on the Chinese Communist Party if they do not cooperate with an investigation into the origins of the COVID-19 outbreak.

May 12, 2020 Press Release
Georgetown University and Lugar Center Release New Annual Rankings

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) was named in the top 10 percent of the 2019 congressional Bipartisan Index. Released annually by the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy and The Lugar Center, the Bipartisan Index measures how well members of Congress work across party lines.

March 27, 2020 Press Release
Third major COVID-19 legislation will go to President Trump for signature

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) applauds the House passage of H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This bipartisan legislation is the third economic assistance package approved by Congress to maintain stability and fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 13, 2020 Press Release

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March 12, 2020 Press Release
Aims to create financial safety net for individuals missing work due to the coronavirus

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Derek Kilmer (WA-06), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03) introduced H.R. 6207, the Coronavirus Worker Relief Act.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) cosponsored the Creating Hope Reauthorization Act. This legislation expedites FDA approval of new medications for children suffering from diseases, like cancer, by expanding the priority review voucher program.

February 14, 2020 Press Release
Aims to decrease recidivism of incarcerated individuals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives John Rutherford (R-FL), David Trone (D-MD), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Richard Blumenthal (D-NY), introduced H.R. 5909, the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020.

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.