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Representing the 10th District of Florida

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January 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Demings will vote against the short-term continuing resolution (CR) to temporarily fund the federal government until February 8th. She previously opposed last week’s CR.

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 17, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Last week, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) and other members of Congress to introduce the ACA OUTREACH Act, which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to directly invest in support programs to assist Americans with their efforts to sign up for healthcare.

January 11, 2018 In The News

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, a bill pushed in part by U.S. Rep. Val Demings to help address issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by law enforcement officers. 

Demings, a Democrat who formerly served as Orlando police chief, introduced the bipartisan measure last spring along with Republican U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks of Indiana, Doug Collins of Georgia, and David Reichert of Washington, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell of New Jersey.

January 11, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, President Trump signed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill originally introduced last April by Rep. Demings (D-FL-10), Rep. Brooks (R-IN-5), Rep. Collins (R-GA-9), Rep. Pascrell (D-NJ-9), and Rep. Reichert (R-WA-8).

Said Rep. Demings, “I am gratified that the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 is now law.

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.

 

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.

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 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.