Wasserman Schultz Applauds Biden Actions to Keep Migrant, Dreamer Families Together

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) issued the following statement on President Biden’s executive actions to make it easier for Dreamers to obtain temporary work permits and to expand legal pathways to citizenship for noncitizen spouses of U.S. citizens, moves that will make it easier to keep families together: "President Biden's historic immigration announcement will impr...

Wasserman Schultz Leads Unanimous Bipartisan Push to Ensure Postal Facility Access, Oversight

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Washington D.C. – When mail routinely arrives late or postal employees face workplace and equipment challenges, Congress must be able to transparently inspect and address what causes these problems. Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) led a unanimous vote by the full House Appropriations Committee to ensure Congress Members have unrestrained access to U.S. Postal Service faciliti...

Wasserman Schultz, Díaz-Balart, Gonzales, Espaillat Lead Latino-Jewish Caucus in Commemorating Anniversary of AMIA Jewish Center Bombing, Demand Accountability

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Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), Co-Chair of the Latino-Jewish Caucus, was joined by fellow Co-Chairs, Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-26), Tony Gonzales (TX-23), and Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) in sponsoring a resolution to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires and demanding justice and accounta...

Wasserman Schultz, Salazar Lead Effort to Block Forced Sale of Venezuelan Assets Held by Pro-Democracy Opposition

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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) and María Elvira Salazar (FL-27) requested that U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Attorney General Merrick Garland extend and reissue licenses to protect CITGO, the American subsidiary of the Venezuelan energy company PDVSA, which is currently governed by Venezuela's democratic opposition National Assembly. This critical as...

Wasserman Schultz on Trump Conviction

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Weston, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement in response to a jury finding former President Donald Trump guilty of on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in a hush money case: “A jury of Trump’s peers heard the facts and were clear: no one is above our laws. No matter what Trump says, a jury determined the facts in this case were clear beyo...

Congressional Black-Jewish Caucus Celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month

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Washington D.C. – In honor of Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM), the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations, led by Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Nikema Williams (D-GA), and Wesley Hunt (R-TX), proudly celebrates the rich history, culture, and contributions of Jewish Americans, and released the following statement: “This month provides a vital opportunity to honor th...

SUN SENTINEL: A ‘fight for decades to come’: Jewish leaders in South Florida seek solutions amid antisemitism surge

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By Anthony Man A swastika drawn in the dust on a student’s car. A refusal to partake in a Jewish group’s food at a school fair. Graffiti in a campus bathroom with the phrase “from the river to the sea,” widely seen as a call for the destruction of Israel and killing of Jews. Those are not ripped-from-the-headlines incidents from the pro-Palestinian protests at college campuses across the country t...

Wasserman Schultz on ICC Arrest Warrants

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement based on the International Criminal Court's announcement Monday that it will seek to arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders: “There is no equivalence between Israel and Hamas. Equating a democratic state with a terror group that rapes, murders, delights in acts of genoc...

NBC 6 South Florida: South Florida community leaders gather to fight antisemitic hate

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By Ari Odzer The American Jewish community is feeling under siege these days. You see it manifested in group chats, in conversations, in letters to the editor, and in social media posts, in between the rampant antisemitic conspiracy theories. Then there’s the college protests, which started out calling for a cease fire in support of Gaza’s civilians and evolved into blatant anti-Israel and anti-Je...

Wasserman Schultz: GOP Bill Threatened to Defund U.S. Military, Endanger Israel Security

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz(FL-25) released the following statement on her vote to reject a Republican bill that would threaten American national security and use the indispensable U.S.-Israel relationship as a partisan wedge issue: “Instead of uniting Congress in a bipartisan manner to defeat Hamas and unequivocally support Israel’s survival, House Republicans brought a d...

Wasserman Schultz statement regarding recent delay in U.S. weapons shipment to Israel

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Washington D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement regarding the recent delay in a U.S. weapons shipment to Israel: “In countless conversations with U.S. and Israeli officials, I have underscored the importance of resolving policy disagreements privately to maintain a united front against Hamas. Any perceived daylight between our governments emboldens our...

Bipartisan Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution Introduced in Congress

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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Troy A. Carter, Sr. (LA-02) and Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-01) introduced a bipartisan Jewish American Heritage Month Resolution to recognize the significant contributions of Jewish Americans to the society and culture of the United States. “As we celebrate the 18th year of Jewish American Heritage M...

Wasserman Schultz, Díaz-Balart, Gonzales, Espaillat, Salazar, Cuellar Lead Latino-Jewish Caucus in Condemning Columbia President Petro’s Severing Ties With Israel

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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) joined fellow Latino-Jewish Caucus co-chairs, Reps. Mario Díaz-Balart (FL-26), Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and Latino-Jewish Caucus members Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Co-Chair of the Congressional Colombia Caucus, and María Elvira Salazar (FL-27), who serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chair of th...

Wasserman Schultz on Breast Cancer New USPSTF Mammogram Recommendations: Starting Screenings at 40 Makes Sense, But Delayed Advice Leaves Gaps

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-25) released the following statement after the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force released its long-awaited final Breast Cancer Recommendations after eight years: “Today, I was glad to see the USPSTF is finally recommending that women start receiving mammograms at age 40, as this has been the general consensus in the medical community for ...

CBS NEWS MIAMI: New homes for veterans are coming to Broward County

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By Teri Hornstein New homes for veterans are coming to Broward County. Two new apartment buildings will be dedicated to housing those who have served our country in part thanks to a big donation. On Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was joined by United Way of Broward County leaders, staff, and veterans to announce more than $1 million in funding that she was instrumental in securing in t...