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Tomorrow, Rep. Demings will lead a meeting between major stakeholders in the ongoing discussion about the airport security partnership between the federal government and the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA). Rep. Demings has been hands-on for the last three months to prevent the privatization of passenger screening at MCO, and organized tomorrow’s meeting to continue that conversation.
Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) voted ‘Yes’ on the omnibus federal funding bill.
Said Rep. Demings, “Funding the federal government is the first responsibility of Congress. The omnibus spending bill is not perfect, but it keeps vital services running for the American people, and provides increased funding for medical research, critical education programs, workforce development training, infrastructure development, environmental programs and science-based research.
Last week, Rep. Demings (FL-10) sent a letter to Governor Rick Scott advocating for Opportunity Zone designation for 26 census tracts within the 10th Congressional District. The Opportunity Zone Program is designed to drive long-term capital investments to rural and urban communities that have fallen behind in economic growth compared to other parts of the region.
Today is President Trump’s arbitrary deadline for the DREAMers—undocumented immigrants who, as children, were brought to the United States by their parents.
Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings signed on to a bill that would bolster staffing at U.S. airports and seaports, including Orlando International Airport.
“The hard-working men and women at Orlando International Airport have helped to make it one of the nation’s best ports of entry, and it’s time they got the backup they need,” Demings said.
Today, U.S. Representative Val Demings joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond to introduce a resolution to censure President Donald Trump, based on his statement that the United States should reduce the number of immigrants arriving from “shithole” countries, including Haiti and countries in Africa.
Congresswoman Val Demings will be joined at the State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30th by Orlando Police Department Officer Adam Gruler (“groo-ler”) and his wife Jaimi Gruler.
Said Rep. Demings, “The bottom line is that this is a manufactured crisis, concocted by design or incompetence in order to force compromises on fundamental American values. But they’ve misjudged me, and I will not compromise on liberty, justice, and opportunity for all.
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the Republican Congress’ failure to pass a spending bill, resulting in the shutdown of the federal government.