Press Releases

March 22, 2018 Press Release
Rep, Rutherford Statement on Passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1625, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes critical funding for national defense, combating the opioid crisis and school safety funding, as well as Rutherford’s H.R. 4909, the STOP School Violence Act of 2018. This omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2018 now moves to the Senate for a vote before heading to the president’s desk for signature.
March 21, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (R-Fla.), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, sent a letter to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Shulkin asking that he look into whether proper leave protocols were followed by VA employees who engaged in recent union protests outside VA, AFL-CIO Headquarters and at the U.S. Capitol.
March 14, 2018 Press Release
Rep. Rutherford Statement on House Passage of H.R. 4909, The STOP School Violence Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House of Representatives voted 407-10 to pass the Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018, a bill sponsored by Rep. John Rutherford (R-FL), along with Reps.

March 1, 2018 Press Release
Rutherford’s Bill Supported by 16 Florida Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Rutherford (R-FL), along with Reps. Ted Deutch (D-FL), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and Hal Rogers (R-KY), held a news conference to discuss their bipartisan bill, H.R. 4909, the Student, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018.

February 1, 2018 Press Release

Jacksonville, FL – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4) is pleased to announce the nominations of 47 students to be considered for appointments to the United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, United States Military Academy, and United States Merchant Marine Academy.  Each student completed a rigorous application process and underwent an interview with a panel of former milita

January 30, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman John Rutherford (FL-04) made the following statement regarding this evening’s State of the Union address:

January 9, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States House of Representatives unanimously voted today to pass H.R. 4555, the DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman John Rutherford released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposal to open up waters off Florida’s coasts to oil and gas exploration:

December 21, 2017 Press Release


To watch Congressman Rutherford’s floor speech in support of hurricane relief, click HERE.