Wasserman Schultz said the limited funds in Trump’s budget “represents an environmental disaster” for the Everglades and other environmental priorities in the state. With the president’s visit looming, Wasserman Schultz said Trump should be 'ashamed' to come to South Florida after making his budget recommendations.
Democratic appropriators on Tuesday said they will not give the Pentagon money to cover any shortfalls that stem from President Trump using military funds to pay for a border wall.
“Let me be clear: I do not intend to use Mil-Con dollars to fund this wall,” said Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, at a hearing on Trump’s 2020 budget request.
The bills, led by South Florida Democrats Donna Shalala, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, are the first legislative responses to Venezuela’s ongoing humanitarian crisis since the U.S. recognized Juan Guaidó as the country’s legitimate leader in January.