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  • Sun-Sentinel: South Florida teens victimized by human trafficking, officials warn
    Posted in In the News on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Human trafficking that ends with teens in sexual slavery is on the rise in South Florida, experts said Wednesday, warning that every family – regardless of income, education or location – could become a victim. The chilling warning came from people who work in government, social services and the legal system. They were convened for a closed-door analysis of the problem and potential solutions by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Read more

  • Miami Herald: South Florida Jewish Leaders gather to discuss recent bomb threats
    Posted in In the News on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    South Florida Jewish leaders gathered in Broward Friday morning to strategize with law enforcement following a series of bomb threats nationwide that have forced evacuations of Jewish Community Centers.On Friday morning, the FBI arrested Juan Thompson, 31, in St. Louis in connection to at least eight of the threats in a few states not including Florida. Thompson, a former journalist, allegedly made the threats to harass a woman. Authorities don't believe he is the perpetrator behind the bulk of the threats nationwide.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, who organized the meeting at Broward College was grateful an arrest was made but said other perpetrators are still at large. Read more

  • Miami Herald: Debbie Wasserman Schultz vows to fight Trump's immigration policies
    Posted in In the News on February 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz vowed to fight back against President Donald Trump's immigration orders and criticized Miami-Dade County commissioners for caving to Trump on sanctuary cities. Wasserman Schultz, a Weston Democrat, met with city and county officials in Broward on Thursday morning after she held a closed-door briefing with federal immigration officials from multiple agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Wasserman Schultz sought the ICE briefing to gain more clarity about the administration's immigration plans, but said she walked away with scant information. "In my 24 years in office I have rarely had a more evasive briefing than the one I just had," she told local government officials who met with her at a Sunrise government building. Read more

  • Hundreds attend rally for Affordable Care Act in Sunrise
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    About 300 South Floridians joined people across the country to show their support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. At the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, speakers recounted how the health insurance program helped them. "We're here to say that we're not going down without a fight," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, who was joined at the stage in Sunrise by fellow representatives Alcee Hastings, D-West Delray, and Ted Deutch, D-West Boca. Read more

  • Prominent South Florida Democrats oppose U.N. resolution on Israel
    Posted in In the News on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELProminent South Florida Democrats oppose U.N. resolution on IsraelThree of South Florida’s members of Congress opposed the U.N. Security Council resolution last month that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation” of international law.The resolution passed 14-0 on Dec. 23 because President Barack Obama had the U.S. abstain during the vote. If Obama had used the U.S. veto power in the Security Council, the resolution wouldn’t have pass... Read more

  • American Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations
    Posted in In the News on December 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    The New York TimesAmerican Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel RelationsBy ADAM NAGOURNEY and SHARON OTTERMANDEC. 29, 2016For Rabbi Gerald Sussman of Temple Emanu-El on Staten Island, the Obama administration’s recent confrontation with Israel was a stunning turn for a president who had enjoyed support from many members of his congregation. “The word ‘betrayed’ would not be too strong a word,” he said.But in Los Angeles, Rabbi John L. Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood, who is the chairman... Read more

  • American Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations
    Posted in In the News on December 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    The New York TimesAmerican Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel RelationsBy ADAM NAGOURNEY and SHARON OTTERMANDEC. 29, 2016For Rabbi Gerald Sussman of Temple Emanu-El on Staten Island, the Obama administration’s recent confrontation with Israel was a stunning turn for a president who had enjoyed support from many members of his congregation. “The word ‘betrayed’ would not be too strong a word,” he said.But in Los Angeles, Rabbi John L. Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood, who is the chairman... Read more

  • ïWe are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs'
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    POST‘We are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs’By Debbie Wasserman Schultz“There’s no question in my mind that the most significant gap in [the 21st Century Cures Act] is that it did not take on the astronomical and soaring prescription-drug-price crisis. We are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs. Our health-care system is being priced out of the ability to do that.“While that is a glaring omission, I know Democrats are committed to aggressively pressing f... Read more

  • Today is Young Women's Breast Health Day on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLToday is Young Women’s Breast Health Day on Capitol HillBY MAIMAH KARMO - 12/06/16 08:40 AM I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer at the age of 32. At first, as a single mom fighting breast cancer, I felt alone and defeated. Then I began to look at the bigger picture and wondered, how many other women were battling breast cancer at a young age like me? I learned that there were more than 18,000 young women diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Who do they turn to fo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz vows to stand in opposition to Donald Trump
    Posted in In the News on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINEL Wasserman Schultz vows to stand in opposition to Donald TrumpBy Anthony ManThe transition from outgoing to incoming president continued Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, transitioned from outspokenT advocate for one president to vocal critic of another."Donald Trump isn't draining the swamp, he's siphoning it into his administration," Wasserman Schultz said at a news conference at which she pledged to stand ... Read more