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June 8, 2020 Press Release
The Justice in Policing Act Was Introduced Today

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings is an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act, legislation released today. Rep. Demings is a former 27-year law enforcement officer and was the first female Chief of Police of the Orlando Police Department.

May 15, 2020 Press Release
New Details on Benefits for Florida and Orange County

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Demings today announced support for The Heroes Act, House Democrats’ new legislation to provide emergency relief for struggling Americans, small businesses and communities. A full summary is below.

May 7, 2020 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) released the following statement on the Department of Justice’s decision to drop charges against former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

April 24, 2020 Press Release
The nexus of the COVID-19 crisis and a natural disaster could be devastating

ORLANDO, FL – Today U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) continued her efforts to draw attention to the increased danger of natural disasters during the COVID-19 epidemic, joined by every Democratic Member of Congress from Florida on a letter to Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz.

April 13, 2020 Press Release
Central Florida Members of Congress urge the agency to update protocol to require all agents to wear equipment to protect traveling public and stop the spread of COVID-19

ORLANDO, FL – Today U.S. Representatives Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto called on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to take steps to safeguard the health and well-being of TSA officers at Orlando International Airport (MCO) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 27, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) voted for, and the House passed, $2 trillion emergency relief legislation to support workers and businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Additional details on this legislation can be found below.

February 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Val Demings (D-Fla.) and Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) introduced legislation to welcome the statue of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to the U.S. Capitol. The statue will be the first statue of a Black American to represent a U.S. state in Statuary Hall.

February 14, 2020 Press Release
Will Receive Between $2.8 and $3.5 Million

ORLANDO, FL – Today Reps. Demings, Soto, and Murphy announced that Orlando will again be the recipient of a major terror-prevention and preparedness grant under the Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). This year’s award follows a new methodology and will total between $2.8 and $3.5 million.

January 31, 2020 Press Release
Demings, Murphy, Soto Announce More Than $2.1 Million in Federal Funding to Combat HIV/AIDS in Orange County

ORLANDO, FL – Today U.S. Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $2.1 million to Orange County to help individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS obtain access to medical care and critical support services.

January 31, 2020 Press Release
Rep. Demings will be joined by Orlando Commissioner and Health Care Expert Bakari Burns

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Val Demings (FL-10), announced that she will be bringing Orlando Commissioner Bakari Burns as her guest to the State of the Union (SOTU) on February 4th.