WASHINGTON—U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto today applauded news that the U.S.
ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) issued the following statement:
Said Rep. Demings: “Like so many others over recent months, these layoffs will be devastating for countless people. It’s up to all of us to step up and help in every way we can.
ORLANDO, FL – Earlier this year, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced legislation to rename a Windermere Post Office in honor of Officer Robert German. Today, that legislation was passed by the House of Representatives. Officer German was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 22, 2014 at age 31.
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings (FL-10) has joined U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and a coalition of grassroots groups to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, or THRIVE Agenda.
ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings has introduced the ‘Every American Has the Right to Vote Act.’ The legislation would prohibit states from denying voting rights to American citizens, regardless of prior criminal convictions. Rep. Demings is the former Chief of Police for Orlando, Florida.
ORLANDO, FL – Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the dispensing of funding passed by Congress to help American municipalities serve constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation was supported by Central Florida Reps. Demings, Soto, and Murphy.
ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5) today introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020.
ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings today introduced the Federal Disaster Housing Stability Act of 2020. The legislation would apply an automatic eviction moratorium to all rental properties and foreclosure moratorium to all federally backed mortgages for locations under a federal declaration of an emergency.
ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will receive a competitive federal grant of $2.84 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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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.