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U.S. Representative Val Demings

Representing the 10th District of Florida

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February 15, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced the Law Enforcement Protection Act.

February 14, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to declare a “state of emergency” on the southern border:

February 14, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings recognized the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

February 6, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, participated in a hearing on HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Rep. Demings is a cosponsor of the bill and has led efforts in Congress to pass meaningful legislation to prevent gun violence.

February 5, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Tonight Rep. Val Demings attended the State of the Union with two guests: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Ralph Velez, a federal employee at Orlando International Airport (MCO) who worked without pay during President Trump’s government shutdown. Mayor Demings is in D.C. with the Orlando Economic Partnership.

February 4, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Tomorrow, Rep. Val Demings will attend the State of the Union with two guests: Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and Ralph Velez, a federal employee at Orlando International Airport (MCO) who worked without pay during President Trump’s government shutdown. Mayor Demings will be in D.C. with the Orlando Economic Partnership.

January 29, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings overwhelmingly passed her first bill of the 116th Congress through the House of Representatives on a vote of 412 to 12. The Pathways to Improving Homeland Security at the Local Level Act (H.R.

January 25, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Speaker Pelosi and other congressional leaders announced a deal with President Trump for a three-week short-term spending deal to reopen the government.

January 16, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) was appointed to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

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In The News

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.