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May 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, responds to the Congressional Budget Office score released Wednesday, which shows 14 million people will lose health care in 2018, and 23 million will be without healthcare by 2026.

 

“House Republicans pushed this bill through recklessly, hiding from Americans what we knew to be true, this bill will leave millions of Americans behind.

 

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s budget being released on Tuesday:

 “The President's cruel and inhumane budget should be dead on arrival. It will have devastating effects on working families, women and children, and those with disabilities who depend on social security disability insurance. In other words, the President's budget abandons those he swore during the campaign to protect. Broken promises?

May 18, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, responded on the House Floor Thursday to Republican’s blocking efforts to introduce an Amendment made to HR 1039.  The Amendment would have created a provision in law to prevent the Director of the FBI from being removed, except for “inefficiency, neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.”

 

Republicans prevented the amendment from being offered during debate on the bill.

 

May 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen that visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this past week. The purpose of the trip was to conduct oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of women in the United States Armed Forces and local women.

May 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 1628.

“The Republican Party has ignored the voices of millions of Americans by pushing through this disastrous bill that leaves millions of Americans behind.

“We know 24 million people will lose coverage, premiums will go up, and people with pre-existing conditions will face astronomical out-of-pocket costs. Trumpcare will use its “savings” to give tax breaks to the richest in America.

April 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Val Demings (D-FL) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN), Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA), Congressman Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which would help agencies create or improve mental health services for law enforcement officers.

 

April 25, 2017 In The News

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.

April 17, 2017 Press Release

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.

April 7, 2017 In The News

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."

April 4, 2017 Press Release

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.