Press Releases

September 17, 2021 Press Release
Legislation would designate the POW/MIA Memorial at Cecil Field as the national memorial

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, on National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) reintroduced the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2021.

August 19, 2021 Press Release
Duval, Nassau, St. Johns, Clay, and Bradford County Sheriffs attend

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) hosted a roundtable discussion with Duval County Sheriff Mike Williams, Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, St.

July 16, 2021 Press Release
The SAVE Right Whales Act seeks to protect the North Atlantic right whale

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act.

July 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.R. 4296, the Freedom to Fly Act. This legislation would prohibit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from requiring vaccine passports or proof of COVID-19 vaccination for domestic flights.

June 16, 2021 Press Release
Congressman John Rutherford and Kathy Fleming tout the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Kathy Fleming, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, testified before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands. Rutherford and Fleming testified in support of H.R.

June 10, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Al Lawson (FL-05) announce the introduction of H.Res. 463, a resolution to designate the week of June 6 through June 12, 2021, as National Child Abuse Prevention Week.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

Rutherford, Lawson, Watson Coleman, Katko Introduce the HELPER Act

May 11, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan legislation to enhance federal penalties for targeting law enforcement officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04) and Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05) reintroduced the Protect and Serve Act of 2021, which would create federal penalties for individuals who deliberately target law enforcement officers with violence. 

May 5, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (FL-04), Charlie Crist (FL-13), and Val Demings (FL-10) have reintroduced the Foreign National Firearms Background Check Enhancement Act to close the ‘Pensacola loophole’ that allows foreign nationals who acquire a hunting license to legally purchase firearms.

April 29, 2021 Press Release
Strengthened Byrne JAG, COPS grants crucial elements of FY2022 appropriations

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Reps. John Rutherford (R-FL-04) and Bill Pascrell, Jr.