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Congresswoman Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida


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January 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

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.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Last night, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) voted against a Continuing Resolution (“CR”) brought to the floor by the leadership of the Republican majority. The CR would fund the government temporarily until February 16th, maintaining current spending levels with no updates based on changing needs.

January 18, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) to introduce a resolution to censure President 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.
January 12, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) called on the Department of Homeland Security to ensure sufficient staffing levels for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel at vulnerable ports of entry, specifically Orlando International Airport, which the congresswoman represents. The full letter, led by Rep. Demings and signed by the other members of the Orlando Delegation, Rep. Darren Soto (FL-9) and Rep.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.

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