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April 29, 2019 Press Release

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.

April 18, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Rep. Val Demings (FL-10) today commented on the redacted release of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report.

April 17, 2019 Press Release
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.

April 12, 2019 Press Release
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.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 24, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today Rep. Demings issued the following statement on Attorney General Barr’s Summary of the Mueller Report.

March 22, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 12, 2019 Press Release

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.

March 4, 2019 Press Release
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.

February 27, 2019 Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – Today the House of Representatives passed two gun violence prevention bills cosponsored by Rep. Val Demings (FL-10). These are: