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Congresswoman Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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January 20, 2018 Press Release

Said Rep. Demings, “The bottom line is that this is a manufactured crisis, concocted by design or incompetence in order to force compromises on fundamental American values. But they’ve misjudged me, and I will not compromise on liberty, justice, and opportunity for all.

January 20, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the Republican Congress’ failure to pass a spending bill, resulting in the shutdown of the federal government.

January 19, 2018 Press Release

Last night, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) voted against a Continuing Resolution (“CR”) brought to the floor by the leadership of the Republican majority. The CR would fund the government temporarily until February 16th, maintaining current spending levels with no updates based on changing needs.

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January 18, 2018 Press Release
Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerry Nadler (NY-10) and Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond (LA-02) to introduce a resolution to censure President 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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January 17, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Last week, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-43) and other members of Congress to introduce the ACA OUTREACH Act, which directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to directly invest in support programs to assist Americans with their efforts to sign up for healthcare.

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January 12, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) called on the Department of Homeland Security to ensure sufficient staffing levels for Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) personnel at vulnerable ports of entry, specifically Orlando International Airport, which the congresswoman represents. The full letter, led by Rep.

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January 11, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, President Trump signed the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, a bipartisan bill originally introduced last April by Rep. Demings (D-FL-10), Rep. Brooks (R-IN-5), Rep. Collins (R-GA-9), Rep.

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January 8, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today responded to news that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 262,000 people from El Salvador is scheduled to end in 18 months.

January 4, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – 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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December 20, 2017 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today commented on her
selection to serve on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee.

Said Rep. Demings, “After a troubling year it has become increasingly obvious that the
most fundamental issues facing our country are matters of justice.

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January 12, 2018 In The News
January 11, 2018 In The News

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed into law the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, a bill pushed in part by U.S. Rep. Val Demings to help address issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by law enforcement officers. 

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May 11, 2017 In The News

Freshman Rep. Val B. Demings, 60, a Florida Democrat, talks about being the first woman to be Orlando's police chief, lessons from running the department, and her Harley.

Q: What has surprised you so far in your time in Congress?

April 25, 2017 In The News

Orlando, FL-With Democrats such as herself facing innumerable challenges in a President Donald Trump administration and Republican dominated Congress, U.S. Rep. Val Demings found triumphs – and joy – in moments of resistance.

April 25, 2017 In The News

Orlando, FL- After watching Orlando just miss the cut for federal counter-terrorism grants the past two years, Orlando’s Democratic U.S. Rep. Val Demings is putting together a bipartisan push to get such money increased to help mid-sized cities.

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April 25, 2017 In The News

​Orange County, FL —The missile attack is drawing reaction from local leaders.

On Friday, U.S. Reps. Val Demings and Stephanie Murphy made their voices heard on the matter.​

"We all saw the horrific images in Syria a couple of days ago," Demings said while at the Tiger Bay Club.

April 25, 2017 In The News

Orlando, FL- Congresswoman and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings hosted an open house at her Congressional District office in Metrowest on Saturday to meet with constituents and hear what their concerns were regarding issues on the federal level.

April 7, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Congresswoman Val Demings, Florida's 10th Congressional District, released the following statement regarding Thursday's Air strike on Syria.

 

"While I strongly condemn the cruel and evil actions of Assad on innocent women and children,  President Trump  should have obtained Congressional approval before using military force.

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March 13, 2017 In The News

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Congressional Budget Office released its Cost Estimate on the GOP’s Healthcare plan Monday, which shows 14 million more people would be uninsured in 2018, and 24 million more would be uninsured by 2026. Rep. Val Demings, Florida’s 10th Congressional district, released this statement:

 

March 10, 2017 In The News

ORLANDO, Fl.--U.S. Rep. Val Demings reaffirmed her support of the Affordable Care Act and vowed to protect it in a town hall with constituents Sunday. 

“This is legislation that directly impacts the lives of people,” the newly elected Orlando Democrat said. “And that’s who we’re fighting for.”

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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.