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  • Germany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust Survivors
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSGermany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust SurvivorsMembers of the Florida delegation are declaring victory after Germany agreed on Tuesday to provide more financial assistance to Holocaust survivors. Germany announced it would lift caps on assistance to Holocaust survivors for home care.Earlier this year, a senator and two congressional representatives from Florida out a measure urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the f... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch turn up heat on Republicans over gun issues
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch turn up heat on Republicans over gun issuesBy Anthony ManContinuing an election-year attempt to achieve something constructive in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub massacre, Democrats from South Florida pleaded, reasoned — and demanded — Tuesday that Republicans who control Congress consider legislation to slow, and in some cases stop, certain firearm sales.The Democrats were passionate in their calls and scathing in their assessments of the Republi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Deutch call for a vote on new gun control bill
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDWasserman Schultz, Deutch call for a vote on new gun control billBy Alex DaughertySouth Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch said on Tuesday that Republicans must allow a vote on a new gun control bill in the wake of June’s Orlando nightclub attack.“Do your damn job,” Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) said of House Republicans. “We aren’t even asking that House Republicans vote for these bills, although they certainly should. We’re asking them to put the bill on the floor... Read more

  • New chapter of the gun-control showdown coming to U.S. House
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON POSTNew chapter of the gun-control showdown coming to U.S. HouseBroad package of counterterrorism measures includes some gun-contol itemsBy Karoun DemirjianThe House will vote on gun-control legislation this week as part of a broader package of counterterrorism measures, but it will do little to end the political discord between Republicans and Democrats over how Congress should respond to the recent mass shooting in Orlando.House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., on Friday announced ther... Read more

  • Dems Send GOP Leadership A Message On Gun Safety
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Dems Send GOP Leadership A Message On Gun SafetyBy Marybel RodriguezMIAMI (CBSMiami) — Four years ago Megan Hobson was the victim of a drive-by shooting.“That night the bullet that hit me entered through the bumper, then the trunk and the backseat and entered through my right pelvis, shattering my hip bone and tearing up my right intestine,” said Hobson. “The car was riddled with bullets from an AK-47 rifle. Why is an AK-47 weapon of war on our streets?”On Tuesday, Megan joined ... Read more

  • Congress members come to Florida to advocate for gun laws
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Congress members come to Florida to advocate for gun lawsBy Vanessa MedinaHOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch have arrived in South Florida with plans to advocate for gun laws.Deutch and Wasserman Schultz are demanding that Congress take action and approve legislation that prohibits people on the Terrorist Watchlist from purchasing guns.Deutch and Wasserman Schultz said after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in O... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz: House Democrats will continue protest today on gun laws
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz: House Democrats will continue protest today on gun lawsDebbie Wasserman SchultzLast Wednesday, House Democrats took to the floor of the House to stand in solidarity with millions of Americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. But this time, it was different. We didn't just stand to offer meaningful thoughts and hopeful prayers — we staged a 24-hour sit-in to demand a vote on common-sense gun laws.In the words of voting and civil rights heroine Fanni... Read more

  • Members of Congress Urge FDA To Lift Gay Blood Ban
    Posted in In the News on June 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA GAY NEWSMembers of Congress Urge FDA To Lift Gay Blood BanBy John McDonaldA coalition is building to put pressure on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration to lift its ban on sexually active men donating blood.In a letter, obtained by SFGN and addressed to FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, 116 current members of the U.S. Congress express their collective disappointment with current FDA deferral policy on blood donation for men who have sex with men (MSM).“In practice, the current FDA... Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz letter to the FDA
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    BROWARD’S BLOGRep. Wasserman Schultz letter to the FDAHouse Democrats are encouraging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse course on a rule that bars many gay men from donating blood and shift toward more rigorous testing for all potential donors.Lawmakers sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Robert Califf urging him to further roll back the agency’s policy on gay and bisexual men donating blood. Last year, the agency rolled back a lifetime ban to allow men who have sex with men to donate if... Read more

  • 10 Powerful Moments From the Congressional Gun Sit-In
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLLING STONE10 Powerful Moments From the Congressional Gun Sit-InHere's everything House Republicans didn't want you to see from the Democrats' more than 24-hour protestBy Tessa StuartShortly before 11:30 Wednesday morning, Democrats in the House of Representatives staged a revolt. There would be no more business in their chamber of Congress, they declared, until Republican leadership called for votes on two bills: one that would ban individuals on the government's no-fly list from purchasing w... Read more