WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04), Congressman Michael Waltz (FL-06), and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced legislation to name a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic in St. Johns County after Private First Class Leo C. Chase, Jr., the first man from St.
Bipartisan Legislation Containing Rutherford and Lawson’s Veterans Armed for Success Act Passes House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2326, the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act, which improves resources for members of the Armed Forces to transition from warfighter to civilian.
Bipartisan legislation to strengthen transition assistance programs passes through VA Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) is pleased to announce that the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee voted to advance H.R. 2326, which included Rutherford’s Veterans Armed for Success Act, to the full House for consideration.
DOT Continues Strong Regional Investment
Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) is pleased to announce the Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) $16.6 million in additional federal funding for the First Coast Flyer (FCF) Bus Rapid Transit project. This new funding will support expansion of the FCF’s Southwest Corridor, known as the Purple Line.
Nonpartisan group works to combat sea level rise and build resiliency
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) are pleased to announce that they will serve as co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus for the 116th Congress. The group’s membership included 37 representatives from both sides of the aisle in the 115th Congress.
Bipartisan legislation to strengthen transition assistance programs for veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) and Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) reintroduced the Veterans Armed for Success Act, which passed the House last year.
Bipartisan legislation to enhance federal penalties for targeting law enforcement officers
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4), former sheriff of Jacksonville, and Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), former chief of the Orlando Police Department, announced that they reintroduced H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act of 2019. This bill passed the House last year with overwhelming bipartisan support, but was not considered in the Senate.
Includes $100 Million for Rutherford’s STOP School Violence Act
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, the House of Representatives passed the conference report to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2019, fully funding the government until October 1, 2019. Included in this legislation is $100 million for grants authorized by the STOP School Violence Act, a bill introduced by Rutherford and signed into law last spring.
Bipartisan Bill Introduced with Congressman Jeff Van Drew (NJ-02)