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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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April 18, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today commented on the redacted release of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report.

April 17, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Central Florida Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that the cities of Orlando and Sanford, along with Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, will receive nearly $25 million in funding from the U.S.

April 12, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings (FL-10) announced that Orlando will be the recipient of a major terror-prevention and preparedness grant under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). This year’s award of $3.25 million is more than double last year’s $1.5 million in funding.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings cosponsored the “Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act.” In addition, she responded to news that the Trump Justice Department will argue in court for the full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act.

March 24, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings issued the following statement on Attorney General Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered to the Attorney General a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (NY-21), passed the House of Representatives. The legislation directs the U.S. intelligence community to report to Congress regarding the financial assets and hidden networks used by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

March 4, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), former chief of the Orlando Police Department, and Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4), former sheriff of Jacksonville, announced that they reintroduced H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act of 2019. This bill passed the House last year with overwhelming bipartisan support, but was not considered in the Senate.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today the House of Representatives passed two gun violence prevention bills cosponsored by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10). These are:

February 27, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (NY-21) introduced bipartisan legislation that directs the U.S. intelligence community to report to Congress regarding the financial assets and hidden networks used by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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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.