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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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April 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, Governor Scott announced Opportunity Zone designations for the state of Florida. 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 their region.

April 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) issued the following statement opposing the Department of Interior’s proposed lease sale for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).

April 18, 2018 Press Release

Today, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) voted seven to zero to rescind their authorization to prepare an application to privatize airport security. This reversal of course comes following a meeting organized and led by Rep. Demings at the end of March. Rep.

April 11, 2018 Press Release

Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Music Modernization Act (MMA), written to ensure fair compensation across the music industry as technology changes the face of entertainment. Rep.

April 4, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) issued the following statement:

Said Rep. Demings, “Dr. King devoted his life to justice, and to peaceful action in the pursuit of that justice.

March 29, 2018 Press Release

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.

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March 22, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Demings (FL-10) voted ‘Yes’ on the omnibus federal funding bill.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

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.

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March 16, 2018 Press Release

This morning, Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away in Washington, D.C. She was a leader among her peers, and for decades spearheaded history-making legislation and shattered one glass ceiling after another. She was known as an exceptional champion for the rights and wellbeing of working families and every American.

March 14, 2018 Press Release

Last night, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), introduced a new bill, the Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act, which would prevent the Trump Administration from using anti-terrorism funding to give guns to educators. Specifically, it would block the use of Homeland Security grant money and Urban Area Security Initiative grant money for that purpose.

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March 7, 2018 In The News

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.

February 21, 2018 In The News

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.

February 20, 2018 In The News

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.

February 13, 2018 In The News

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.

February 7, 2018 In The News

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.

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February 2, 2018 In The News

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.

February 2, 2018 In The News

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. 

February 2, 2018 In The News

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.

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February 2, 2018 In The News

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

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April 25, 2017 Photo Gallery

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.