Wasserman Schultz Shares Measles Vaccination Safety Measures, Calls for Ladapo Removal

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Sunrise, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) joined Dr. Mary Jo Trepka, the Chair of the Epidemiology Department at Florida International University, and Latha Krishnaiyer, past President of the Broward County PTA and Florida PTA, and current legislative chair, to discuss safety measures schools and parents should consider in response to Broward County’s measles outbreak. The Congres...

Bipartisan House Members Condemn Maduro Shuttering Human Rights Office, Press for Legislation to Ensure Justice for Suffering Venezuelans

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Washington DC – Today, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), co-chair of the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus, was joined by Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Chair and Ranking Member, respectively, of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, as well as Michael Waltz (R-FL), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, in issui...

Wasserman Schultz, Second Gentleman Emhoff, Ambassador Herzog Shine Spotlight on Hamas’ Gender-based Violence Against Israeli Women

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosted an event to raise awareness around the sexual and gender-based violence that Hamas perpetrated on October 7th and since against Israeli women. She was joined by Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Herzog and Mrs. Shirin Herzog, State Department officials, as well as several Israeli and civil society of...

Wasserman Schultz Applauds VA decision to expand IVF options for veterans and families

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“I applaud VA for its decision to align their policy with the Department of Defense, to modernize their outdated fertility treatment rules and increase opportunities for reproductive healthcare access among veterans that truly meets the needs of servicemembers and their families. As someone who struggled to start a family, I know firsthand how vital it is to have access to in-vitro fertilization (...

Wasserman Schultz on Biden’s Swift, Forceful Response to the Maduro Regime’s Election Meddling

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s swift and forceful response to the failure of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime to honor the Barbados Agreement, which seeks free and fair elections in Venezuela: "I commend President Biden for swiftly reinstating strict sanctions on the profit centers o...

Wasserman Schultz on Venezuela’s High Court Upholding Ban on Opposition Presidential Candidate

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“I am horrified but not at all surprised that Maduro’s kangaroo court upheld its baseless ban on Maria Corina Machado’s candidacy for president. The United States offered Maduro one last chance to hold free and fair elections against his opponent, who received over 90 percent of her primary vote. It’s clear Maduro has no plans to put his record of trashing human rights, jailing opponents, and unde...

LOCAL 10: Broward man receives stolen tax refund of $24,500 with help from Congresswoman, Local 10 News

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By Jeff Weinsier BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – An early Christmas present arrived for a Broward County man after his tax return check was stolen. Uncle Sam told him he was out of luck, but now there’s been an unexpected change after he called Local 10 News. “Honestly I thought I was out of luck, I almost gave up on the situation,” said Roberto Su. “I called and reached out to you because I was at the poi...

SUN SENTINEL: Wasserman Schultz pushes for hostage releases on Middle East trip, details evidence of atrocities she saw in Israel

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By Anthony Man Just back from a four-nation trip to the Middle East as part of a bipartisan delegation pressing Qatar to do more to entice Hamas to release hostages it seized on Oct. 7, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz expressed rage, sorrow and determination over the horrors she saw and heard about in Israel. “No one is safe with the continuation of Hamas as a terrorist entity,” she said. “...

Newsweek: Elon Musk Is Amplifying Bigotry. He Must Be Stopped | Opinion

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By Debbie Wasserman Schultz & Anthony Housefather Congresswoman; Canadian Parliament Member Antisemitism exploded across social media after Oct. 7. Our feeds flooded with glorified terrorists, global intifada demands, and violent threats targeted at Jewish leaders. Yet online Jewish hate surged to record highs before then, helping fuel similar historic spikes in antisemitic incidents and hate crim...

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: House Democrats ask boards of Penn, Harvard, and MIT to update policies on antisemitism

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By Aliya Schneider About a dozen House Democrats signed a letter to the governing boards of Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Pennsylvania on Friday asking the institutions to update their school policies to combat antisemitism. The lawmakers condemned the presidents’ hesitancy to declare at a congressional hearing this week that calling for the genocide of Jews wou...

Wasserman Schultz, Cherfilus-McCormick Lead Call for DeSantis to End Florida Book Bans

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) and Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (FL-20) led fellow Florida Democrats in calling on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to end his administration’s campaign of censorship in Florida’s schools, citing evidence that book bans negatively impact LGBTQI+ and Black students. Additionally, this letter requests that Governor DeSantis substantivel...

ABC NEWS/GOOD MORNING AMERICA Dr. Laura Berman and her husband speak out on the introduction of Sammy's Law

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Dr. Laura Berman and her husband speak out on the introduction of Sammy's Law By Becky Worley, Tenzin Shakya, Aude Soichet, Ariane Nalty, and Mason Leib Relationship therapist and television host Dr. Laura Berman and her husband Sam Chapman opened up to ABC News' "Nightline" about "Sammy’s Law," a new bill named after Berman’s son who died of fentanyl poisoning after taking a fentanyl-laced pill t...

Wasserman Schultz, Carter, Schrier, Miller-Meeks Introduce Social Media Child Safety Bill

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), Earl “Buddy” Carter (GA-01), Kim Schrier (WA-08), and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01) announced the introduction of Sammy’s Law, critical child safety legislation which would help parents be better informed about a child’s dangerous interactions on social media, and fills in critical access and awareness gaps when chil...

Wasserman Schultz, Salazar Introduce Bill to Bolster Miccosukee Tribal Housing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) and María Elvira Salazar (FL-27) introduced the Tigertail Historical Tree Island Repatriation Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that would improve housing options for the Miccosukee Tribe, the historic stewards of the Everglades, an environmental treasure and critical water resource. “Our friends in the Miccosukee Tribe a...