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Orlando, FL- After watching Orlando just miss the cut for federal counter-terrorism grants the past two years, Orlando’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is putting together a bipartisan push to get such money increased to help mid-sized cities.
Demings and U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, a Texas Republican whose hometown of San Antonio also got passed over for the most recent grants, claim 19 other members of Congress, in a bipartisan group, calling for an increase in counter-terrorism funding for the nation’s at-risk cities.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, of Florida’s 10th Congressional District, and Congressman Will Hurd, (R-TX) led 19 bipartisan Members of Congress in calling for an increase in counter-terrorism funding for our nation’s most at-risk cities.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding Thursday's Air strike on Syria.
"While I strongly condemn the cruel and evil actions of Assad on innocent women and children, President Trump should have obtained Congressional approval before using military force.
"If the President wants to be proactive and not reactive, the United States should open its doors to the children, women and men who are being slaughtered by Assad's regime."
WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10) today marked Equal Pay Day and cosponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable. Demings joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) in cosponsoring the legislation in the House of Representatives. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Representative Val Demings (FL-10), U.S. Representative Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), and U.S. Representative Darren Soto (FL-09) announced today that the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime is awarding nearly $8.5 million to assist victims of the June 12, 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting.
WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th Congressional district, is calling for a bipartisan, independent investigation into General Michael Flynn's ties with Russia.
ORLANDO, Fl.—Representative Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, held a meeting with leaders and members of the Central Florida Muslim community Sunday in response to President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and migrants from Muslim nations.
The group of over 200 people turned out for the community discussion to talk about the effects the order was having on Central Florida residents and next steps in the community.
ORLANDO, Fl.— Representative Val Demings, Congressional district 10, was sworn into office in Orlando by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi Thursday. Rep. Demings took the oath in front of a crowd of about 200 people at the Orange County Regional History Center.
“It was important for me to be here in Orlando, to take the oath in front of the people who have been on this journey with me since the very beginning,” said Rep. Val Demings.