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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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June 22, 2018 Press Release

Tomorrow, June 23rd, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) will join Rep. Filemon Vela (TX-34) Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), and members of the Democratic Women’s Working Group to visit three immigration facilities in Texas:

June 19, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) joined her colleagues to introduce the Keep Families Together Act.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) made the following statement on the Congressional Baseball Shooting, which took place one year ago today. Four people were shot, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, and two others injured.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), Senator Nelson, Senator Rubio, Rep. Soto, and Rep. Murphy called on Customs and Border Protection to suspend proposed transfers of safety officers away from Port Canaveral and the Orlando Port Area, which includes the Orlando International Airport.

June 12, 2018 Press Release

Today, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) made the following statement on the Pulse Nightclub shooting, which took place in the 10th District two years ago today. The club, an LGBTQ sanctuary, was hosting its “Latin Night” when 49 people were killed and 53 wounded. At the time, it was the worst terrorist attack in the U.S.

June 7, 2018 Press Release

Yesterday, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed a measure introduced by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), which would prohibit the purchase of firearms for teachers with anti-terror funding. Specifically, it would block the use of State Homeland Security Grant Program and Urban Area Security Initiative Program grants to purchase firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories for any purpose.

May 24, 2018 Press Release

This week, Rep. Demings introduced the bipartisan ‘Defend Against Russian Disinformation Act.’ Today, the House of Representatives voted to include two provisions from that bill as bipartisan amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

May 22, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Demings Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Counter Russian Election Interference

May 21, 2018 Press Release

Rep. Demings Announces Renewed Homeland Security Funding for Orlando

City Receives $1,500,000 in Renewed Anti-Terror Funding

May 14, 2018 Press Release

Today, former Orlando Police Chief Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) made the following statement in honor of the beginning of National Police Week.

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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.