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  • Feds lay out plans for Everglades bridge to boost water flow
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    NAPLES DAILY NEWSFeds lay out plans for Everglades bridge to boost water flowBy The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) - Federal officials say they will soon begin the next phase of a multi-million dollar project to erect a bridge across the Everglades in South Florida.Interior Secretary Sally Jewel announced plans to raise a two-and-half mile section of U.S. 41 during a visit Friday to Everglades National Park. She was joined by several members of Congress, including Democratic Rep.'s Debbie Wasserman ... Read more

  • MSNBC: THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW BLOG
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    MSNBC: THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW BLOGGOP wants to ‘help’ the Library of Congress with word choiceBy Steve BenenA House Appropriations panel this week took up a spending bill that should have been pretty uncontroversial: the package provides funding for basic federal functions such government printing, the Capitol Police, and congressional operations.But Roll Call reported that lawmakers ran into an unexpected controversy.[T]he bulk of an hour of debate in Wednesday’s Appropriations markup was devot... Read more

  • GOP Takes on Library of Congress on Immigration Terminology
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    ABC NEWS / ASSOCIATED PRESSGOP Takes on Library of Congress on Immigration TerminologyBy ANDREW TAYLOR, ASSOCIATED PRESS Apr 22, 2016, 3:40 PM ETCongress may not be able to reform the immigration system, fix the broken tax code or even pass a budget. But it's telling the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.That's how conservative Republicans are responding to a move by the library to drop the term "illegal alien" in favor of "noncitizens" or "unauthorized ... Read more

  • Fight Brews in House Over Use of ïIllegal Alien' by Library of Congress
    Posted in In the News on April 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    WALL STREET JOURNALFight Brews in House Over Use of ‘Illegal Alien’ by Library of CongressBy KRISTINA PETERSONCongress isn’t going to overhaul the immigration system anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean they can’t fight about it in the meantime.This week a panel of the House Appropriations Committee approved a bill funding the legislative branch spending for fiscal 2017 with a provision aimed at blocking the Library of Congress from changing its “aliens” and “illegal aliens” terminology.The Libra... Read more

  • Dems Push Congress To Care About Zika Before Mosquito Season Hits
    Posted in In the News on April 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POST Dems Push Congress To Care About Zika Before Mosquito Season HitsBy Michael McAuliff Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Friday tried to jumpstart the stalled emergency funding process to address the threat of Zika virus, and warned House Republicans that they will attempt to force a hearing on the matter.With warm weather and mosquito season imminent, little progress has been made in passing the funding health experts seek to combat the bug-borne menace, whic... Read more

  • Local Leaders Call On Congress To Address Gender Pay Gap
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS MIAMILocal Leaders Call On Congress To Address Gender Pay GapMIAMI (CBSMiami) — Local political and business leaders joined in a call Tuesday demanding Congress to address the gender pay gap.Tuesday marked Equal Pay Day which shows how far into the new year women have to work to earn the same wages a man earned in the previous year.Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz joined in the demand during an event at Pembroke Pines beauty salon, Kaizen Beauty Academy, that pays its male and female e... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz bashes GOP over gender pay gap
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDDebbie Wasserman Schultz bashes GOP over gender pay gapU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, used a Pembroke Pines beauty academy as a backdrop Tuesday to bash Congressional Republicans for holding up legislation that she says would address the gender pay gap.The bill, Paycheck Fairness Act, would require employers to prove that any difference in pay is unrelated to gender and prevent employees from being fired for sharing salary information, among other things.“On average wo... Read more

  • Happy Equal Pay Day
    Posted in In the News on April 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELPay day for politiciansHappy Equal Pay Day: Well, maybe not so happy for women, who continue to face issues of pay disparity. The Orlando Sentinel's Susan Jacobson puts the pay gap in perspective. Here in South Florida, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stopped at Kaizen Beauty Academy in Pembroke Pines to discuss the problem this morning."For those who do not know, Equal Pay Day marks how far into 2016 the average woman has to work to earn the same wages the average man earned in 2... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz honors cancer knitting group
    Posted in In the News on April 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz honors cancer knitting groupMarvin GlassmanU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) surprised the 35 members of the Southeast Florida Head Huggers Satellite Group recently at the Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie with a Congressional Record statement honoring the organization for knitting and crocheting blankets, hats, wraps, among other clothing items for adult and pediatric cancer patients undergoing treatment.The group, also affectionately known as "C... Read more

  • Rep. Wasserman Schultz: Work-Life Balance Can Be Difficult but Is Critical
    Posted in In the News on April 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORTRep. Wasserman Schultz: Work-Life Balance Can Be Difficult but Is CriticalHaving a perspective of a working mother has helped in the role as a legislator, the Florida Congresswoman writes.By Debbie Wasserman SchultzAs a citizen legislator who started off in Florida's House of Representatives in Tallahassee, a nearly eight-hour drive from our home in South Florida, I was thrown into the fire of learning to achieve a work-life balance early on in my career.When I first ran ... Read more