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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.”