Wasserman Schultz Joined by House Democrats in Condemning Failed GOP Spending Package That Would Cut $1 Billion in Aid to Israel

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Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) joined Reps. Dean Phillips (MN-03), Brad Schneider (IL-10), Greg Landsman (OH-01), Kathy Manning (NC-6), Jared Moskowitz (FL-23), Lois Frankel (FL-22), Jake Auchincloss (MA-04), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), and Brad Sherman (CA-32) to condemn House Republicans’ failed continuing resolution and its abandonment of our critical Middle...

Wasserman Schultz Applauds Biden’s Decision to Welcome Israel Into Visa Waiver Program

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Washington, DC – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement in response to the President Joe Biden Administration announcement today that it would allow Israeli citizens to enter the United States without a visa: "I am grateful to President Biden for further enhancing our bilateral relationship with Israel by admitting our trusted ally to the United States' Visa Wa...

Wasserman Schultz, Salazar Introduce VOICE Act to Counter Interference in Venezuelan Presidential Election

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Washington, D.C. –Today, U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), co-chair of the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus, and co-lead Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, introduced the bipartisan Venezuelans Overcoming Interference and Corruption in Elections Act, or VOICE Act. This legislation would impose sanctions...

Wasserman Schultz Applauds Biden Venezuelan TPS Redesignation

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Washington, DC — Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), Co-Chair of the Congressional Venezuela Democracy Caucus, issued the following statement: “Today, President Biden issued a landmark order to re-designate Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans in the United States. This decision will allow Venezuelan migrants who are already here to attain legal status and secure authorization...

Drowning Prevention Grants Announced to End Leading Cause of Young Child Deaths

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) joined the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in announcing the latest round of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety (VGB) Act grants, which will pump $2 million into state and local programs designed to curb the leading cause of death among young children. This legislation aids state, local, and tribal governments ...

Wasserman Schultz, Moskowitz Tour Front Lines in Fight to Protect Children from Internet Predators

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Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Late yesterday, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) and Jared Moskowitz (FL-23) took a behind-the-scenes look at the latest in child exploitation investigation protocols and assessed the work and needs of a front-line Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which protects our children from internet predators. Schultz, Moskowitz and a staff member for U.S...

Wasserman Schultz, Comer, Klobuchar, Blackburn Applaud CMS Coding Reversal to Help Preserve Key Breast Reconstruction Option for Cancer Survivors

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Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (KY-1) and U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MI) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) applauded the decision by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to cancel the planned elimination of the procedure codes for deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIE...

JEWISH INSIDER: Lawmakers press Department of Education on campus antisemitism

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A bipartisan group of House members pressed the Department of Education for information on efforts to resolve a backlog of investigations of antisemitic incidents By Marc Rod A bipartisan group of 84 lawmakers wrote to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona pressing for information on the Department of Education’s plans to resolve a backlog of investigations into campus antisemitism and improve protec...

Wasserman Schultz on Trump Jan. 6th Indictment

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement after former President Donald Trump was indicted in connection to his efforts to overturn the 2020 election: “Donald Trump’s Big Lie involved a violent, deadly plot to overturn the legitimate outcome of a presidential election, subvert the will of the American people and overthrow our democracy. Of all his alleged crimes, ...

Wasserman Schultz, Chu, and Goldman Lead Democrats’ Call for McCarthy to Revoke RFK Jr.’s Congressional Invite

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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) Judy Chu (CA-28) and Dan Goldman (NY-10) led a group of more than 100 House Democrats in calling on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan to withdraw an invitation for Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to appear Thursday in front of the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, citi...

CBS News: Democrats urge Republicans to rescind RFK Jr. invitation to testify

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By Nikole Killion Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dan Goldman and Judy Chu are expected to send a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan, urging them to rescind an invitation to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to testify Thursday before the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government, a source familiar confirms with the matter tells C...

Wasserman Schultz, Blumenthal Announce Reintroduction of Jaime’s Law to Require Ammunition Background Checks

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Washington DC – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) announced the reintroduction of The Ammunition Background Check Act of 2023, known as Jaime’s Law, a commonsense bicameral piece of legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent criminals from illegally purchasing ammunition. Jaime’s Law is named in honor of Jaime Guttenberg, ...

Wasserman Schultz, Nikema Williams, Hunt Relaunch Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), Nikema Williams (GA-05), and Wesley Hunt (TX-38) relaunched the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations for the 118th Congress by bringing together Members of Congress and representatives from leading organizations at an event co-hosted by the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, and the National Urban League. “...

JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCY: Key congressional committee OKs a hike in funding for the antisemitism monitor

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By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) —A congressional committee approved an increase in funding for the office of Deborah Lipstadt, the State Department’s antisemitism monitor, from $1.5 million to $2.5 million. The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved the bill, which pays for State Department and foreign operations, late Wednesday. It now goes to the full House, and must be ...

Wasserman Schultz, Menendez, McCaul Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Commemorating Anniversary of Historic Protests in Cuba, Calling for Release of Political Prisoners

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WASHINGTON ­– Today, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and U.S. Representative Michael McCaul (R-Texas-10), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution commemorating the second anniversary of Cuba’s historic and peaceful demonstrations that took place on July 11, 2021. The resolution was co-led by Senator...