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September 14, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Demings’ legislation would rename the Post Office at 9930 Conroy Windermere Road as the “Officer Robert German Post Office Building.”

ORLANDO, FL – Earlier this year, Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) introduced legislation to rename a Windermere Post Office in honor of Officer Robert German. Today, that legislation was passed by the House of Representatives. Officer German was tragically killed in the line of duty on March 22, 2014 at age 31.

September 14, 2020 Press Release
Comprehensive “THRIVE Agenda” responds to ongoing crises of COVID-19, climate change, racial injustice, and economic inequity

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings (FL-10) has joined U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) and a coalition of grassroots groups to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, or THRIVE Agenda.

September 11, 2020 Press Release
The ‘Every American Has the Right to Vote Act’ would ensure that a criminal conviction does not erase a citizen’s right to vote.

ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings has introduced the ‘Every American Has the Right to Vote Act.’ The legislation would prohibit states from denying voting rights to American citizens, regardless of prior criminal convictions. Rep. Demings is the former Chief of Police for Orlando, Florida.

September 9, 2020 Press Release
Congress passed the CARES Act in March. Reps. Demings, Murphy, and Soto have continued to fight for additional support for Central Florida.

ORLANDO, FL – Today the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced the dispensing of funding passed by Congress to help American municipalities serve constituents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation was supported by Central Florida Reps. Demings, Soto, and Murphy.

September 4, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would end discrimination against potential blood donors based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-5) today introduced the Science in Blood Donation Act of 2020.

September 1, 2020 Press Release
Legislation would protect Americans from loss of housing during disasters, including COVID-19

ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Rep. Val Demings today introduced the Federal Disaster Housing Stability Act of 2020. The legislation would apply an automatic eviction moratorium to all rental properties and foreclosure moratorium to all federally backed mortgages for locations under a federal declaration of an emergency.

August 7, 2020 Press Release
Money will be used to purchase electric buses to operate in downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, FL – U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will receive a competitive federal grant of $2.84 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

July 18, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on the passing of United States Representative John Lewis.  

July 16, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Yesterday, Rep. Demings’ resolution calling for increased diversity in American media was reviewed and passed by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, bringing it one step closer to law.

July 8, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) commented on U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s resignation following personal and professional retaliation from the President of the United States.