ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Today, Northeast Florida Congressmen John Rutherford (FL-04), Al Lawson (FL-05), and Michael Waltz (FL-06) announce their introduction of H.R. 4542, the Nation’s Oldest Port National Heritage Area Act, to designate portions of Nassau, Duval, St. Johns, and Flagler Counties as a National Heritage Area (NHA).
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) joined Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Representatives Matt Gaetz (FL-01), Michael Waltz (FL-06), and Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-25) to renew the effort to bring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Jacksonville’s 125th Fighter Wing.
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) introduced the National POW/MIA Memorial and Museum Act of 2019.
Amendment addresses transition assistance for female servicemembers
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) offered an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) for female servicemembers.
Five-day recreational season begins July 12th
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) announces the start of the 2019 South Atlantic red snapper season. Starting Friday, July 12th, recreational anglers will have two consecutive weekends to fish for red snapper.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.R. 3585, the Bolstering Economies, Anglers, Coastal Habitats, Ecosystems, and Security (BEACHES) in Florida Act to prevent drilling off the coast of Florida.
Another Round of DOT Funding Hits Northeast Florida
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) announces $17.6 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to address rail congestion in Jacksonville’s urban core created by major railroad interchanges. Rutherford used his position on the House Appropriations Subcommittee that funds DOT to strongly advocate for this project in Washington.
Bipartisan Legislation to Pair Service Dogs with Veterans Suffering from PTSD
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) introduced H.R. 3103, the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) Act of 2019, which will increase access to service dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).