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  • WSVN: Wasserman-Schultz, leaders voice support for Haitian immigrants
    Posted in In the News on February 5, 2018 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 Wasserman-Schultz, leaders voice support for Haitian immigrants By Vanessa Medina SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and South Florida leaders showed support for Haitian immigrants who may be losing their Temporary Protective Status. During a Monday afternoon meeting, Wasserman-Schultz was joined by Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie to discuss what can be done to help children in Broward County. The roundtable discussion emphasized their safety... Read more

  • WLRN: South Florida Dreamers To Attend The State Of The Union Address With Lawmakers
    Posted in In the News on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    WLRN South Florida Dreamers To Attend The State Of The Union Address With Lawmakers South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of a few lawmakers who are bringing Dreamers as their special guests to Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. In the U.S. there are 1.8 million Dreamers, otherwise known as recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration status. It was last year that President Donald Trump made known he would not be renewing the program, which... Read more

  • Trump Shutdown: Questions & Answers
    Posted in In the News on January 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Veterans, Military & Defense

    Questions and Answers on the Impacts of a GOP Government Shutdown Will I keep receiving my Social Security and SSI checks? During a government shutdown, recipients will continue to receive their Social Security and SSI checks. However, a shutdown suspends the issuance of Social Security cards. On a typical day, approximately 60,000 Americans apply for Social Security cards, which they may need to be able to start a job, take out a loan, open a bank account, or conduct other financial transactio... Read more

  • ROLL CALL: Bill Aimed at Combating Sexual Harassment Unveiled
    Posted in In the News on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women

    ROLL CALL Bill Aimed at Combating Sexual Harassment Unveiled By Katherine Tully-McManus A sweeping bill aimed at combating sexual harassment on Capitol Hill was introduced Thursday by House Administration Chairman Gregg Harper. The Mississippi Republican said he hopes the measure will be expedited through the chamber. Lawmakers say the the bill will make the reporting, resolution and settlement process more transparent, while also protecting victims’ identities and providing options for House em... Read more

  • CBS Miami: It’s Sign-Up Season For The Affordable Care Act
    Posted in In the News on November 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Health Care

    It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy by cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the process. Sign-up begins Wednesday. "Affordable choices are still available." Read more

  • NBC 6 Miami: Breast Cancer Early Detection a Top Priority For Survivor U.S. Rep. Wasserman Schultz
    Posted in In the News on October 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women, Breast Cancer Research, Education, Health Care, Veterans

    "I know that early detection saves lives and if you cut out a decade between when women are 40 and 50 years and they don’t begin screening starting at 40 then you know that we’re going to lose thousands and thousands more women than we would if they had access to that screening beginning at 40," the congresswoman said. Read more

  • 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