Press Releases

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.

November 21, 2019 Press Release
Honors students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives John Rutherford (FL-04), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ted Deutch (FL-22), and Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Luke and Alex School Safety Act of 2019.

November 6, 2019 Press Release
U.S. Department of Transportation Sends $20 Million to Northeast Florida


October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04) and TJ Cox (CA-21) sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs to ask for more information on the VA’s long-term care plans, including assisted living programs, for veterans living with traumatic brain injury (TBI).