ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today reintroduced federal legislation—The Secure Communities and Safe Schools Act—to prevent the Trump Administration from using anti-terrorism funding to give guns to educators. Specifically, it would block the use of Homeland Security grant money and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant money for that purpose.
ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today commented on the redacted release of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report.
HUD funding will be used to revitalize communities, reduce homelessness, and help individuals with HIV/AIDS find suitable homes.
ORLANDO, FL – Central Florida Reps. Val Demings, Stephanie Murphy, and Darren Soto announced today that the cities of Orlando and Sanford, along with Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, will receive nearly $25 million in funding from the U.S.
City Again Approved; Wins $3.25 Million Terror-Prevention Grant
ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings (FL-10) announced that Orlando will 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 of $3.25 million is more than double last year’s $1.5 million in funding.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings cosponsored the “Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions & Making Health Care More Affordable Act.” In addition, she responded to news that the Trump Justice Department will argue in court for the full invalidation of the Affordable Care Act.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings issued the following statement on Attorney General Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report.
ORLANDO, FL – Today Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III delivered to the Attorney General a report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
ORLANDO, FL – Today the Vladimir Putin Transparency Act, introduced by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) and Rep. Elise M. Stefanik (NY-21), passed the House of Representatives. The legislation directs the U.S. intelligence community to report to Congress regarding the financial assets and hidden networks used by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Bipartisan legislation to enhance federal penalties for targeting law enforcement officers
Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Val Demings (FL-10), former chief of the Orlando Police Department, and Congressman John Rutherford (FL-4), former sheriff of Jacksonville, announced that they reintroduced H.R. 1325, the Protect and Serve Act of 2019. This bill passed the House last year with overwhelming bipartisan support, but was not considered in the Senate.