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  • Democrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In as Paul Ryan Adjourns House
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    MSNBCDemocrats Continue Gun Control Sit-In as Paul Ryan Adjourns HouseBy Phil Helsel, Alex Moe, Luke Russert, F. Brinley Bruton and Corky SiemaszkoThe revolt in the House of Representatives entered a second day Thursday as protesting Democrats refused to give up and continued to demand votes on gun control measures opposed by Republicans.While two dozen or so Democratic lawmakers camped out in the well of the House chamber, Speaker Paul Ryan talked tough hours after adjourning the body until Jul... Read more

  • Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    CNNDemocrats end House sit-in protest over gun controlBy Deirdre Walsh, Manu Raju, Eric Bradner and Steven SloanWashington (CNN)Democrats decided to end their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control Thursday.Rep. John Lewis, who launched the sit-in Wednesday morning, said the fight was not over."We must come back here on July 5th [when Congress returns to session] more determined than ever before," Lewis said.He also tweeted, "We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good troubl... Read more

  • Things to bring to a House sit-in: iPhones, snacks and pink-striped pillows
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    POSTThings to bring to a House sit-in: iPhones, snacks and pink-striped pillowsBy Karoun DemirjianIn the moments before Republicans returned to reclaim the House floor late Wednesday night, the scores of Democrats staging a sit-in to demand gun-control votes broke out their simplest props.Members who were gathered in the well of the chamber began waving 8.5-by-11-inch sheets of white paper, each with the name of someone who died from gun violence, as they broke into the chant that became their a... Read more

  • DNC chair to House GOP: "Stop cowering" on gun control
    Posted in In the News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS NEWSDNC chair to House GOP: "Stop cowering" on gun controlBy Reena FloresRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, had some blistering words for House Republicans Thursday, just hours after the majority party adjourned the lower chamber for a two-week recess in an attempt to oust Democrats continuing a gun control sit-in on the floor."We will continue to shine a spotlight on this issue," Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of Democratic National Committee, said in an interview with "CBS This M... Read more

  • Dems to Obama: End citizenship rule for education programs
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    Dems to Obama: End citizenship rule for education programsBy Mike LillisMore than 100 House Democrats are pushing President Obama to expand federal education benefits to young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.In a letter sent to the president Tuesday, the lawmakers say the hundreds of thousands of people enrolled in Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative should also be eligible for federal programs designed to assist disadvantaged students.Led by ... Read more

  • City of Fort Lauderdale hosts memorial for victims of Orlando nightclub massacre
    Posted in In the News on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)City of Fort Lauderdale hosts memorial for victims of Orlando nightclub massacreMemorial held Friday at Parker PlayhouseBy Amanda BatchelorA memorial was held Friday at the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale to honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre.People who attended the 1 p.m. memorial service sent personal messages to those affected by the shooting by signing a large banner at the auditorium's entrance.The Blood Mobile was also stationed on-site for tho... Read more

  • After Orlando massacre, lawmakers call for Congress to pass gun-sale limits
    Posted in In the News on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELAfter Orlando massacre, lawmakers call for Congress to pass gun-sale limitsBy Andy ReidCongress should toughen restrictions on gun buying in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting, not just send condolences, three U.S. representatives from South Florida said Friday.Forbidding gun sales to suspected terrorists who already aren't allowed on planes and requiring criminal background checks for people buying guns online and at trade shows are among the proposals sought by U.S. Reps. Lois F... Read more

  • Gabby Giffords "Absolutely Sickened" By News Of U.K. Lawmaker's Shooting Death
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    BUZZFEEDGabby Giffords “Absolutely Sickened” By News Of U.K. Lawmaker’s Shooting DeathU.S. lawmakers react to death of Jo Cox, who was shot and killed on Thursday.Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords said she was “sickened” to hear of the fatal shooting of Labour MP Jo Cox, who was gunned down in public on Thursday.Police announced that the 41-year-old MP died around an hour after the shooting took place. A 52-year-old man is in custody in connection with the shooting. He has been named loca... Read more

  • Officials Stress Pool Safety
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIODOfficials Stress Pool SafetyKids are out of school so more will be in the pool, increasing the chance of accidents and drownings.The start of the busiest season for swimming prompted Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to join other local leaders from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties to promote responsible behavior around pools and other bodies of water in order to prevent potential tragedies."Drowning, unlike what most people's perception is, is a silent killer," the Congresswoman sai... Read more

  • Children receive swim lessons to prevent summer tragedies
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Children receive swim lessons to prevent summer tragediesHOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) - Swim safety is on the minds of many South Florida leaders and parents as summer approaches.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dem.-Fla., joined members of several agencies at the Driftwood Community Pool in Hollywood.Kids were given free swimming lessons at the event to stop any preventable tragedies at the pool.A mother who attended passed on some emotional words of warning. “Always have in ... Read more