Press Releases

September 28, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, a House-Senate package of bills to combat the opioid crisis. This measure supports ongoing efforts to bolster treatment and recovery, enhance preventative measures, and give law enforcement the tools needed to get drugs off the street.

September 26, 2018 Press Release
House Passes FY2019 Funding Bills Including Defense, Education, Opioid, and Job Training Resources


September 13, 2018 Press Release
Includes Facilities for NS Mayport, NE Florida Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve the House-Senate agreement on H.R. 5895, the Energy and Water, Legislative Branch, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2019.

August 14, 2018 Press Release
Local Congressmen Tour Gainesville and Lake City Veterans Medical Centers

GAINESVILLE, FL/LAKE CITY, FL: Last week, House VA Subcommittee on Health Chairman Neal Dunn (FL-02), Congressmen Ted Yoho (FL-03) and John Rutherford (FL-04), conducted oversight visits of the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGHVS) in Gainesville and Lake City.

July 26, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill.

July 24, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Containing Rutherford’s Veterans Armed for Success Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5649, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which makes many improvements to the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) that helps members of the Armed Forces transition back to civilian life.

July 23, 2018 Press Release

Jacksonville, FL – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) announces the dates for a limited opening of recreational and commercial red snapper seasons in South Atlantic federal waters.

July 19, 2018 Press Release
House Passes FY 2019 Interior and Environment, FY 2019 Financial Services Appropriations Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6147, the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2019.

July 17, 2018 Press Release
Award recognizes his work on STOP School Violence Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) recently received the 2018 Security Industry Association (SIA) Legislator of the Year award for his work authoring H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018, which was signed into law in March as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018.

July 6, 2018 Press Release

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Today, Congressman Rutherford announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will invest supplemental disaster relief funds in Duval, Nassau, and St. Johns counties for hurricane and natural disaster recovery. The USACE will invest $36.8 million in St.