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  • Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika Meeting
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIOD (MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz To Chair South Florida Zika MeetingFlorida Leads the nation in confirmed Zika virus cases, with more than 160, and South Florida Congressional Leaders are trying to do something about it.Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch will lead a meeting at Nova Southeastern University this morning with local and national leaders, to discuss the virus.Wasserman Schultz says some common ground can be found on this issue on both sides of the aisle."I whole... Read more

  • Jewish War Veterans honored
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALJewish War Veterans honoredBy Marvin GlassmanTwo events honored Jewish War Veterans who fought in World War II on Memorial Day and a few days earlier at a Jewish American Heritage Month event, both in Broward County.On Memorial Day, a special Town of Davie knighting ceremony in honor of four war veterans (two of them being Jewish) took place at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds.On May 27, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) jointly honored Broward Jewish War Veterans and Holocau... Read more

  • Panel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public health
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELPanel: Zika virus is signficant crisis for public healthBy Brian BallouDAVIE — Public health officials on the frontline of the Zika outbreak met Monday morning at Nova Southeastern University to discuss ways to combat the virus in South Florida and beyond, foreboding an epidemic as the peak season for transmission approaches."It's time we start to treat Zika like a public health hurricane," said U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, of Boca Raton, who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach count... Read more

  • Security a focus following thwarted synagogue attack
    Posted in In the News on June 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALSecurity a focus following thwarted synagogue attackBy Sergio CarmonaThe recent incident at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center where the FBI thwarted a plot to detonate an explosive device during Passover and arrested the man behind this foiled planned attack has caught the attention of the concerned local Jewish community.James Gonzalo Medina, 40, of Hollywood was arrested by federal agents on a charge of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against the synagogue during se... Read more

  • Capitol Police: A spending force
    Posted in In the News on June 3, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLCapitol Police: A spending forceBy David HawkingsThe United States Capitol Police may be the biggest, fastest growing and most far-reaching law enforcement agency the public knows almost nothing about.The size of the force has almost doubled in the past 25 years, to nearly 2,300, bigger than the municipal police departments in Atlanta, St. Louis, New Orleans or Denver. The budget has grown far, far faster ballooning almost six times over since the early 1990s. Even adjusted for inflatio... Read more

  • Congress must respond to Zika crisis
    Posted in In the News on June 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELOPINIONCongress must respond to Zika crisisBy Debbie Wasserman Schultz"What can I do to protect my children?" As a mother of three, it is a question I ask myself every day, and one that prompted me to run for Congress 11 years ago.But just two weeks ago, this familiar question took on new meaning for me, when it became the most frequently asked question during a telephone town hall with my constituents on the Zika virus.Sadly, our fears are not unfounded. Florida leads the nation in ... Read more

  • Members of Congress comment on BDS at colleges
    Posted in In the News on May 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    JEWISH JOURNALMembers of Congress comment on BDS at collegesBy Randall P. LiebermanOn April 15, numerous local members of Congress were among the 37 members of the Congressional Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating Anti-Semitism which sent a letter to John B. King, Jr., the new U.S. Secretary of Education, asking him to outline how his agency is tracking, investigating and responding to cases of anti-Semitism on campus — particularly in light of the spread of the BDS movement on U.S. college campu... Read more

  • GOP ekes out win on Library of Congress' immigration terms
    Posted in In the News on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    ASSOCIATED PRESSGOP ekes out win on Library of Congress' immigration termsBY ANDREW TAYLORRepublicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.The GOP move is designed to force the Library of Congress to retain the term "illegal alien" for cataloging and search purposes, reversing the library's plan to replace "illegal alien" with less prejudicial terms like "noncitizens" or... Read more

  • 25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We're With You
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE ADVOCATE25 Congressional Dems to LGBT People: We’re With YouBy Sunnivie BrydumTo mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 25 Democratic members of Congress are promising to stand with LGBT Americans in the face of hateful legislation and rhetoric.In a video kicking off the #WeAreWithYou campaign, members of the Congressional Equality Caucus channel U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s historic remarks last week, when she told the beleaguered transgender community, “We ... Read more

  • The War on Zika
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELTHE POWER LUNCHThe War on ZikaBy Dan SweeneyGoing viral: Congress is set to vote on three funding packages to combat Zika today. There's what President Barack Obama and many other Democrats support, which would send $1.9 billion to Florida to fight the virus. There's what House Republicans want, which would offset $622 million in funding with cuts elsewhere, and there's a compromise plan that would send $1.1 billion to Florida. The compromise appears to have the most congressional su... Read more