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  • 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

  • Zika threat knocking on Florida's door
    Posted in In the News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS NEWSZika threat knocking on Florida's doorCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Senate could vote Tuesday on providing just over a billion dollars to fight the Zika virus. Some of the money would fund vaccine development.More than 500 travel-related cases of Zika have been reported in the U.S., and the number could spike this summer.Mosquito controllers say the Zika threat is at Florida's doorstep, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. A few infected mosquitoes can cause a large outbreak. In Br... Read more

  • Show celebrates Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA JEWISH JOURNALShow celebrates Jewish American Heritage MonthBy Marvin GlassmanJewish American Heritage Month was celebrated musically recently with a salute to the many Jewish American composers who created popular Broadway musicals in a one-hour show starring Jon "Bowzer" Bauman and the Florida International University singers that took place at Century Village in Pembroke Pines.Jewish American Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of May as an annual recognition and celeb... Read more

  • Expecting Mother, Leaders Voice Concern Over Zika In Florida
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Expecting Mother, Leaders Voice Concern Over Zika In FloridaMIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A South Florida woman voiced her concerns over the spread of the Zika virus a week before she is set to deliver her first baby.Laura Pratt said it’s a concern that has plagued her for months due to its connection to severe birth defects.“The Zika virus has been a threat since the beginning of my pregnancy. It’s been a concern of mine for the past nine months,” said Pratt.Monday morning, Laura, a pe... Read more

  • Local leaders hold Zika meetings, request federal funds
    Posted in In the News on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Local leaders hold Zika meetings, request federal fundsHOLLYWOOD, Fla. (WSVN) -- Leaders in Miami-Dade and Broward counties met on Monday to strategize ways to protect the public from the Zika virus.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., met with Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober to discuss how everyone in the Sunshine State can protect themselves against the virus. Wasserman Schultz said she is urging Congress to pass a law that would provide $1.9 billion in emergency federal f... Read more