ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today announced the winner of the Congressional App Challenge for the 10th Congressional District: “A New Life,” made by Edgewater High School students David Kelly, Nigel Smith, and Michael Wang.
ORLANDO, FL – Today U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined the other Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee in two letters regarding the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions by President Donald Trump, in what appears to be a clear effort to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing criminal investigation.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is on his way to the White House in anticipation of being fired by President Trump.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) commented on President Trump’s order to selectively declassify documents related to the investigation into wrongdoing by his campaign.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rich DeVos passed away at age 92.
Said Rep. Demings, “Rich DeVos’ impact on Central Florida has been enormous. As he worked to turn the Magic into a world-class sports franchise, he never lost sight of the true purpose of sports: to bring neighbors together, and to share the joys and rewards of that togetherness.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings announced two federal safety grants approved for Central Florida. These grants come on the heels of Orlando’s inclusion in the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program, which was announced in May.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on President Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearance of former CIA director John O. Brennan as a distraction from his current arguments with former White House advisor Omarosa Manigault.
ORLANDO, FL – Last night, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) returned from her Congressional delegation visit to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The trip focused on hurricane recovery efforts, which are still unacceptably behind schedule even as the new hurricane season has started.
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With the recent tragic school shooting in Parkland that left 14 students and 3 teachers dead, lawmakers from across the country have banded together to call for more restrictive gun control legislation and safety measures.
It has gotten a whole lot worse than ‘hanging chads.’
Orlando Democrats Darren Soto and Val Demings both released statements regarding the school shooting in Parkland. Both know something about mass murders as they represented constituents killed in the Pulse Nightclub shooting on June 12, 2016.
Orlando Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is lining up with the latest Democratic bill to restrict guns, a measure that would allow families to raise concerns about members who are found to be dangers to themselves or others and for judges to order police to confiscate those persons’ guns.
The first-term Democrat from Orlando has joined with Texas Democrat Filemon Vela to introduce a new bill that would authorize an additional 500 Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officers and 100 Agriculture Specialists per year.
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.
Orlando Police Officer Adam Gruler —the first officer at the scene of the Pulse nightclub massacre — will join Rep. Val Demings as a guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Florida will be receiving millions of dollars from the federal government as part of a grant program to help Puerto Ricans dislocated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria find work in the U.S.
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 (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.
Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th District, who once served as Orlando's police chief, was honored by Essence as one of America's socially conscious change makers.
Rep. Demings on MSNBC with Ali Velshi addressing President Trump's racist comments about immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations.