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  • Miami Herald: Wasserman Schultz clashes with Rick Scott over hurricane debris removal
    Posted in In the News on October 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    WASHINGTON - Debbie Wasserman Schultz argued Wednesday that Gov. Rick Scott is slowing Hurricane Irma debris cleanup by forcing certain municipalities to follow debris removal contracts negotiated before the storm. The longtime congresswoman from Broward County and the governor engaged in a testy exchange over hurricane debris removal during a meeting between the governor and the entire Florida congressional delegation on Wednesday. “Debris has become an emergency situation, a public health hazard, rot is setting in,” Wasserman Schulz said. “If we start getting another hurricane all this debris will become projectiles.” Read more

  • WSVN: Help For Our Heroes
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans, Military & Defense

    Disabled vets are facing a parking shortage at Miami’s VA Hospital. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz is doing something about it. Read more

  • Miami Herald: Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans gains bipartisan support in Florida
    Posted in In the News on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans gains bipartisan support in Florida Miami Herald Alex Daugherty August 25 Florida politicians began expressing their support for expanding a temporary program that would allow Venezuelans who have fled Nicolás Maduro’s regime to stay in the United States, aligning themselves with a growing chorus of Venezuelan activists who are pushing the Trump administration to take additional action. Sen. Bill Nelson said Friday at an event in Little Haiti that he wa... Read more

  • Business Insider: Debbie Wasserman Schultz tries to strip Jared Kushner of his security clearance
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida introduced a pair of amendments aimed at stripping White House senior adviser Jared Kushner of his security clearance into a 2018 appropriations bill that were voted down Thursday. The amendments came as Kushner found himself under renewed scrutiny after his participation in a June 2016 meeting that involved Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower was revealed. Read more

  • CBS Miami: Help Kids "Make Splash This Summer" And Stay Safe
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    With school out for summer, that means more time at the beach and in the pool. But all that time in and around water leads to a higher risk of drowning for everyone, especially children. Swimming safety is critical and so are swimming lessons. To make the point, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz made stop at the Swim Gym Miami JCC as part of the USA Swimming Foundation' Make a Splash Tour. Read more

  • Miami Herald Op-Ed: Trump denies climate change, South Florida will pay
    Posted in In the News on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday is a clear rejection of reality, and a cynical embrace of falsehoods and fantasy. Human activity is contributing to climate change. Its effects, expected to only worsen over time, are happening right now in South Florida. Hiding from that reality will not change it. Read more

  • Florida Politics: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Brian Mast spearhead letter to save Everglades program
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast are leading a bipartisan effort of Florida members of Congress to try to convince President Donald Trump to not zero out funding for a EPA program monitoring water quality related to the Everglades and other sensitive areas. Read more

  • Sun-Sentinel: South Florida events to mark Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in In the News on April 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Three South Florida events in celebration of Holocaust survivors, Jews who participated in the Civil Rights Movement and Jews in medicine mark the month of May as Jewish American Heritage Month. U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-23) will moderate a discussion of Jewish contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in a program titled "Standing Up in the South" on May 7 at 4 p.m. at Hallandale High School in Hallandale Beach. Read more

  • Sun-Sentinel: South Florida teens victimized by human trafficking, officials warn
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Human trafficking that ends with teens in sexual slavery is on the rise in South Florida, experts said Wednesday, warning that every family – regardless of income, education or location – could become a victim. The chilling warning came from people who work in government, social services and the legal system. They were convened for a closed-door analysis of the problem and potential solutions by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Read more

  • Miami Herald: South Florida Jewish Leaders gather to discuss recent bomb threats
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    South Florida Jewish leaders gathered in Broward Friday morning to strategize with law enforcement following a series of bomb threats nationwide that have forced evacuations of Jewish Community Centers.On Friday morning, the FBI arrested Juan Thompson, 31, in St. Louis in connection to at least eight of the threats in a few states not including Florida. Thompson, a former journalist, allegedly made the threats to harass a woman. Authorities don't believe he is the perpetrator behind the bulk of the threats nationwide.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, who organized the meeting at Broward College was grateful an arrest was made but said other perpetrators are still at large. Read more