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  • 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

  • In San Bernardino aftermath, gun-control talk rages on
    Posted in In the News on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    THE DESERT SUNIn San Bernardino aftermath, gun-control talk rages onLanani Severns was sitting on a rock outside a San Bernardino office Wednesday as gunshots ripped through the air. Looking down onto a nearby golf course, she noticed an empty chair and ice chest. The image of a hunter appeared in her mind, but soon faded.Severns froze as she thought more about that audible spray of 15, maybe 20, bullets. Until police began to arrive, she was unable to move.“Then I realized,” she said, “they cou... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz: Women at Planned Parenthood ïShouldn't Have to Fear for Their Lives'
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    MEDIAITE.COMWasserman Schultz: Women at Planned Parenthood ‘Shouldn’t Have to Fear for Their Lives’by Josh FeldmanDNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz released a statement today on the Planned Parenthood shooting and how the United States needs to take a serious look at gun violence.Her sentiments echo President Obama‘s, who was pretty forceful in his remarks about doing something on gun control following the shooting.Wasserman-Schultz said, “We don’t know all of the details about this particular ... Read more

  • Broward College business summit to help women break financial barriers
    Posted in In the News on November 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA TIMESBroward College business summit to help women break financial barriers The pay disparity between men and women continues to be a topic of importance, not just when women are employees but also when they are the employer.To help women-owned businesses break down the many barriers they continue to face and to provide an opportunity for the public to address these issues, Broward College is hosting its first-ever Women’s Business Economic Empowerment Summit: Breaking Barriers.“Ac... Read more

  • Members Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFA
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    HUFFINGTON POSTMembers Of Congress Now Involved In Gender Equity Push At FIFAThey're pressuring the U.S. Soccer Federation to back a bigger role for women in international soccer.By Jennifer BenderyIt's crunch time at FIFA: A reform committee is meeting Friday in Zurich, Switzerland, to decide what changes to recommend for world soccer's governing body in the wake of a stunning corruption scandal.Dozens of professional and Olympic athletes have been demanding that one of those reforms be putting... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Blasts House Over Bill Halting Syrian Refugees
    Posted in In the News on November 20, 2015 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz Blasts House Over Bill Halting Syrian RefugeesBy Giovanna MaselliMIAMI (CBSMiami) –U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) is speaking out against a bill, passed by the House, that would make it harder for refugees from Syria and Iraq to get into the U.S.The vote for the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038) came in at 289-137. The bill comes less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris which killed and injured hundreds of people... Read more