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  • Florida Panther Habitat Needed, Congressman Insists
    Posted in In the News on December 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSFlorida Panther Habitat Needed, Congressman InsistsBy Kevin DerbyPointing to an incident over the weekend in which a Florida panther was killed by a vehicle, U.S. Rep Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., doubled down on his call for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to designate a “critical habitat” for the official animal of the Sunshine State.“Each year, the Florida panther population continues to shrink in size as more big cats are hit and killed by cars because they lack a safe h... Read more

  • SOUTH FLORIDA 100: Biggest Story of 2015
    Posted in In the News on December 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELSOUTH FLORIDA 100: Biggest Story of 2015Debbie Wasserman Schultz, member, U.S. House of RepresentativesThe Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage was a monumental step forward in our nation becoming a more perfect union and codifying a universal truth: love is love, and love should carry the same legal weight everywhere. I joined millions in shedding tears of joy for our brothers and sisters that the law finally recognized their love as equal. In a year where I offici... Read more

  • State Reps Write to Obama for Help in Florida Panther Protection
    Posted in In the News on December 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    NAPLES HERALDState Reps Write to Obama for Help in Florida Panther ProtectionBy Tiara BrownRepresentatives and local activists are once again calling for President Barack Obama’s assistance in protecting the state’s dwindling population of Florida panthers. Members of the state’s congressional delegation wrote a letter this week urging Obama to aid state leaders in designating a critical habitat for the endangered species. 2015 hit a record high for Florida panther deaths, totaling 40 documented... Read more

  • Deal tells government to ignore new breast cancer screening guidelines
    Posted in In the News on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE HILL Deal tells government to ignore new breast cancer screening guidelinesBy Sarah FerrisThe newly unveiled budget deal would require the U.S. government to officially recommend breast cancer screenings at age 40 instead of 50 for the near future — ignoring new guidelines from a key government health panel.The provision in the 2,000-page budget deal is a victory for lawmakers like Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and more than a dozen advocacy groups, including the American Cancer Soc... Read more

  • Two Lawmakers Suggest Bringing Muslim Guests to State of the Union
    Posted in In the News on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    NBC NEWSTwo Lawmakers Suggest Bringing Muslim Guests to State of the Unionby ALEX MOETwo Democratic lawmakers are urging their colleagues to bring a Muslim American constituent as their guest to the January 12th State of the Union.Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn - the first Muslim American elected to Congress — and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. — also the chair of the Democratic National Committee — emailed both Republican and Democratic House members Tuesday suggesting they reach out to Musl... Read more

  • House Democrats Call On Members To Bring Muslim Americans To State Of The Union
    Posted in In the News on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTHouse Democrats Call On Members To Bring Muslim Americans To State Of The UnionIt's the least we can do to offset the "shocking and alarming rise in hateful rhetoric," they reasoned.Jessica SchulbergTwo Democratic members of Congress are calling on their colleagues to bring a Muslim constituent as their guest to the annual State of the Union address in January.On Tuesday, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (Fla.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (Minn.) distributed... Read more

  • Broward Department of Health awarded grant to boost its child drowning prevention programs
    Posted in In the News on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDBroward Department of Health awarded grant to boost its child drowning prevention programsBY DEBORAH LIMAdlima@MiamiHerald.comBroward County is among five municipalities nationwide that have been awarded a government grant to bolster programs that keep children from drowning.The grant awarded to the Broward County Department of Health, totaling $250,000, will fund training of local code-enforcement personnel and first responders; fund enforcement of safety codes in residential and pu... Read more

  • Broward gets grant to stem tide of drowning deaths
    Posted in In the News on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELBroward gets grant to stem tide of drowning deathsBy Lisa J. HuriashDrowning is the number one cause of "unintentional death" for U.S. children under 4, and South Florida, with its pools, canals and coastlines, is on the front line of the problem.So U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, announced the release of grant money Friday to combat the rash of child drownings. Broward will receive $250,000.According to the Florida Department of Health, 62 children age four and younger... Read more

  • Broward Given Largest Pool Safety Grant In Nation
    Posted in In the News on December 11, 2015 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Broward Given Largest Pool Safety Grant In NationFORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Five county governments have been awarded a first-of-its-kind grant aimed at preventing pool drownings.U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot F. Kaye and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL-23) announced the national awardees Friday morning.The money will be used for education, training and enforcement of pool safety requirements intended to save lives and prevent injury.At $... Read more

  • Florida Congressional Representatives Urge Obama to Designate Habitat for Florida Panthers
    Posted in In the News on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSFlorida Congressional Representatives Urge Obama to Designate Habitat for Florida PanthersBy Kevin DerbyMembers of the Florida congressional delegation urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to add more protection for Florida panthers, calling on him to create a critical habitat designation for the state animal.U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., led the letter which was also signed by Republican U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan and Curt Clawson and Democratic U.S. Reps. Kathy Castor... Read more