ORLANDO, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05), Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12), and Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the HUD Inspection Act of 2019. This bill forces the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take greater action when federal assisted housing properties fail to come into compliance with federal housing laws.
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings served as honorary host of the inaugural Media Diversity Innovation Summit, held on Capitol Hill yesterday. The Summit, entitled “Taking Control of the Media Diversity Crisis,” organized by the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association (MMCA), is a seminal event challenging the status quo on media diversity in the United States.
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) has returned from a trip to Europe as part of a Congressional Delegation in support of America’s NATO alliance and democratic values. The Members visited Denmark, Hungary, and Luxembourg.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, voted for a $4.5 billion emergency spending package to address the humanitarian crisis on the border, where children have been separated from their guardians and held in inhumane, cruel, and unsafe conditions due to the President’s reckless agenda.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Haki Nkrumah, the Founder and President of Young Fathers of Central Florida, will participate in a Congressional Forum on Fatherhood. The Forum was organized by the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys. Mr.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) toured True Health and held a roundtable discussion with patients, health care professionals, and industry experts. The discussion focused on the devastating consequences of overturning the Affordable Care Act, and the work of House Democrats to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs. Rep.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Rep. Demings issued the following statement. At 10:00am this morning, she will speak on the floor of the House of Representatives in honor of the victims of the 2016 Pulse shooting.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, Special Counsel Robert Mueller spoke for the first time about the contents and context of his report.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, former Orlando Police Chief Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) attended the Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in honor of the 228 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty in the last year. This includes fourteen from Florida.
ORLANDO, FL – Today, the Florida Democratic congressional delegation voted for H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019, which blocks the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states the ability to weaken the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) critical protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
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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.