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  • Congresswoman Calls Out Task Force Over Mammo Recommendations
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS MIAMI (WFOR)Congresswoman Calls Out Task Force Over Mammo Recommendations(CBSMiami) – A congresswoman from South Florida has an issue with the latest recommendation for the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force on when women should begin mammogram screenings to detect breast cancer.On Monday, the task force recommended mammograms every other year for women ages 50 to 74. The group said women in their 40s should make individual decisions with their doctors. The task force’s recommendation com... Read more

  • Government Awards VGBA Grants
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    POOL AND SPA NEWSGovernment Awards VGBA GrantsU.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission hands out $780,000 for safer pools.By Nate TraylorThe U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has awarded five governments more than $780,000 to enforce swimming pool safety.It’s the first time the agency has distributed funds to help municipalities enforce the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Act. VGBA, the first federal pool and spa safety law, was passed in 2007.Local governments will use the money to ensure... Read more

  • Muslim group's officials invited to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLMuslim group's officials invited to State of the UnionBy Harper NeidigTwo officials from the Council on American-Islamic Relations will be attending the State of the Union address Tuesday as guests of Democratic lawmakers.Reps. Zoe Lofgren (Calif.) and Alcee Hastings (Fla.) will both be hosting representatives from CAIR chapters in their respective states, the group announced Monday.Lofgren will be bringing Sameena Usman, a government relations coordinator in the San Francisco office, wh... Read more

  • Democrats plan show of support for Muslims at Obama's address
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    MCCLATCHY BUREAUDemocrats plan show of support for Muslims at Obama's addressBy William DouglasWASHINGTON Nearly 20 congressional Democrats have invited Muslim guests to President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address Tuesday, to counter what they say is negative rhetoric on Capitol Hill and speeches on the presidential campaign trail.Amid calls to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. and to restrict the flow of Syrian refugees, Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schult... Read more

  • South Florida congresswoman invites Muslim-American to president's final address
    Posted in In the News on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)South Florida congresswoman invites Muslim-American to president's final addressBy Brandon BeyerWESTON, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida congresswoman has invited a special guest to tomorrow's State of the Union address as she takes a stand against hate.As President Obama prepares for his final State of the Union address Tuesday night, several members of Congress, including Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz plan to make a statement with their plus one. "I conceived the notion of invi... Read more

  • What Obama's allies and rivals want to hear from his last State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    POSTWhat Obama’s allies and rivals want to hear from his last State of the UnionBy Mike DeBonis, Karoun Demirjian and Kelsey SnellTerrorism, immigration, gun control — those are just a few of the issues that Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike would like to hear President Obama emphasize in his last State of the Union address on Tuesday night.But that’s about all on which sharply polarized lawmakers agree.Democrats want the president to stress the gun control executive orders he recently a... Read more

  • Dems to colleagues: Bring Muslims to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    CNN.COMDems to colleagues: Bring Muslims to State of the UnionBy Manu Raju and Allie MalloyWashington (CNN)Two leading Democratic lawmakers are encouraging their colleagues to bring Muslim Americans as their guests to Tuesday's State of the Union in what they're calling a "stand against hate."Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, the first Muslim American elected to Congress, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, point to recent rhetoric used agai... Read more

  • Local Doctor's Presence A Strong Stance At State Of The Union
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS MIAMI (WFOR)Local Doctor’s Presence A Strong Stance At State Of The UnionMIAMI (CBS Miami) — A Muslim-American doctor from South Florida will be a guest at the State of The Union address on Tuesday.As a guest of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dr. Mohsin Jaffer of Weston will be among the more than two dozen Muslim Americans in the audience.“This is the greatness of America, that somebody can stand up and put a hood on his face and say nasty things. Somebody can be on the left side o... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz hopes to combat prejudice, make political point about Republicans by inviting Muslim constituent to State of Union
    Posted in In the News on January 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz hopes to combat prejudice, make political point about Republicans by inviting Muslim constituent to State of UnionBy Anthony ManU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the first Jewish congresswoman from Florida, said Monday she hopes to counter some of the hate-filled rhetoric in recent months by inviting a Muslim-American constituent to this year's State of the Union address.There's an added political bonus for the Weston congresswoman, who also is chairwoman of the D... Read more

  • House conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversary
    Posted in In the News on January 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLHouse conducts moment of silence for Tucson shooting anniversaryBy Cristina MarcosThe House paused its proceedings Friday afternoon to hold a moment of silence for the five-year anniversary of the shooting in Tucson, Ariz. that injured former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), who now represents the district Giffords once did, led the commemoration surrounded by the rest of the Arizona congressional delegation. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the Democratic Na... Read more