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Congresswoman Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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September 5, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— When Congress returns this week, the House of Representatives is scheduled to begin work on a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September. Representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto want the bill to include counter-terrorism funding for Orlando. The three filed an amendment that would add $20 million in additional funding to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget for grants to sustain training and equipment that was obtained with previous federal funds.
August 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— In the wake of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional district, sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Elaine Duke, demanding action by the Department of Justice and DHS to counter the serious threat posed by the continued growth of violent white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups. Fifty-two other Members of Congress joined Demings in sending the letter.
July 27, 2017 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional district, voted against a partial government funding bill (H.R. 3219) Thursday and released the following statement:

“Our nation’s security is my top priority, and should be Congress’s number one priority.  Unfortunately, this bill would not make our nation more secure, but would have triggered a 13 percent across-the-board cut to our military and directed $1.6 billion in taxpayer funds to building a border wall without any evidence that it would make our nation safe.

July 26, 2017 Press Release

July 26, 2017 (WASHINGTON) –Congresswoman Val Demings has been named as a member of the new Congressional Task Force on Election Security

July 25, 2017 Page

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Our Washington, DC office offers internship opportunities to college students during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Individual responsibilities will vary, but all interns will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues. Internship hours are flexible, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.  

July 13, 2017 Press Release

Orlando, FL- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional District, announces a video series highlighting Constituent healthcare stories, named “Your ACA Stories from Congressional District 10.”

 

Congresswoman Demings invited constituents to share their experiences with the Affordable Care Act ahead of the vote in the Senate to “Repeal and Replace” it.

 

July 13, 2017 Press Release

ORLANDO, Fl.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, is reminding Haitians with a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to re-register and to apply for renewal of their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to reregister before July 23. The Department of Homeland Security  has extended the designation of Haiti for Temporary Protected Status through January 22, 2018, if Haitians with TPS re-register during the 60-day period between May 24, 2017 and July 24, 2017.

 

June 27, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida’s 10th District, responds to the Congressional Budget Office score released Monday, which shows 23 million more people would be without healthcare by 2026.

 “The Congressional Budget Office confirmed today what both President Trump and President Obama have already confirmed, this bill is in fact “mean”.

 “This bill is no less cruel and harmful to the American people than the one House Republicans passed last month.

 "By dismantling Medicaid they are putting the lives of Florida’s seniors and children at risk.

June 14, 2017 Press Release

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding the shooting Wednesday morning at the Congressional Baseball Practice.

 

"I'm saddened and disturbed to hear about the senseless attack on my colleagues, the Capitol police and their staff this morning. My prayers are with them.