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  • Wilf welcomes allocation to Shoa survivors
    Posted in In the News on October 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    NEW JERSEY JEWISH NEWSWilf welcomes allocation to Shoa survivorsMark Wilf of Livingston — chair of the Jewish Federations of North America’s National Holocaust Survivor Initiative — welcomed the Obama administration’s announcement that it has awarded $12 million for assistance to survivors.The allocation from the Department of Health and Human Services to JFNA, to be disbursed over five years, is part of an initiative launched in late 2013 by Vice President Joe Biden to address the needs of surv... Read more

  • South Florida 100 members on Planned Parenthood, the Miami Dolphins and more
    Posted in In the News on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELSOUTH FLORIDA 100South Florida 100 members on Planned Parenthood, the Miami Dolphins and moreThe Sun Sentinel South Florida 100 members represent some of the most influential, powerful and knowledgeable leaders in the region and state. They provide commentary each week in print and online. In this first installment of a new video series, members Debbie Wasserman Schultz, member, U.S. House of Representatives, Kathleen Cannon, president, United Way of Broward County and Richard Barket... Read more

  • You Don't Pass a Pool Fencing Law After a Child Drowns, Says Jeb, Who Did Just That
    Posted in In the News on October 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    GAWKER.COMYou Don't Pass a Pool Fencing Law After a Child Drowns, Says Jeb, Who Did Just ThatBy Jay Hathaway“Stuff happens” was the dumbest and most unfortunate thing Jeb! Bush said Friday in reaction to the mass shooting at an Oregon community college one day earlier, but his fumbling attempt to clean up that mess was nearly as rife with dumbitude and non-fortune.After challenging a reporter to tell him “what I said wrong,” The New York Times reports, Bush clarified that he meant “Things happen... Read more

  • Obama Administration Awards $12M for Assistance to Holocaust Survivors
    Posted in In the News on October 1, 2015 | Preview rr

    JEWISH TELEGRAPHIC AGENCYObama Administration Awards $12M for Assistance to Holocaust SurvivorsThe Obama administration has awarded $12 million for assistance to Holocaust survivors.The allocation from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Jewish Federations of North America, to be disbursed over five years, is part of an initiative launched in late 2013 by Vice President Joe Biden to address the needs of survivors in the United States, a quarter of whom live below the poverty line.... Read more

  • Roll Call: 60 Years as an Institution
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLCOMMENTARYRoll Call: 60 Years as an InstitutionBy Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzFor 60 years, Roll Call has brought all the news of Capitol Hill — from the monumental, national stories to the in-depth campus tidbits — right to our office doors, Republican and Democrat alike.On any given day, the Roll Call that sits on my office coffee table offers me a wide spectrum of news, from the latest on my House Democratic colleagues’ efforts to protect working families to an action shot of my sta... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Head of D.N.C., Backs Iran Nuclear Deal
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    NEW YORK TIMESDebbie Wasserman Schultz, Head of D.N.C., Backs Iran Nuclear DealBy PETER BAKERRepresentative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, announced on Sunday that she will support the nuclear agreement with Iran that has roiled many in her Florida district.“I’ll be casting my vote to support the deal and if necessary sustain the president’s veto,” she told Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” on CNN. While she called it a “gut-wrenching” decision-m... Read more

  • Where is respect between police and citizens?
    Posted in In the News on September 28, 2015 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWhere is respect between police and citizens?By Sun Sentinel Editorial BoardOh, how we wish there were easy answers to what's happening between cops and citizens these days. Unfortunately, there are no simple solutions to the troubling lack of trust that exists.What we witnessed at a South Florida Arby's this week — where a drive-thru clerk allegedly refused to serve a Pembroke Pines police officer — is the latest example of that lack of trust and respect.According to the police repo... Read more

  • House OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood funds
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    ASSOCIATED PRESSHouse OKs GOP bill blocking Planned Parenthood fundsBy ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLORA divided House voted Friday to block Planned Parenthood's federal funds for a year, as Republican leaders labored to keep GOP outrage over abortion from spiraling into an impasse with President Barack Obama that could shut down the government.The House used a nearly party-line 241-187 vote to clear the legislation, which stands little chance of enactment. Senate Democrats have enough votes to block... Read more

  • Roll Call: 60 Years as an Institution
    Posted in In the News on September 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLCOMMENTARYRoll Call: 60 Years as an InstitutionBy Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzFor 60 years, Roll Call has brought all the news of Capitol Hill — from the monumental, national stories to the in-depth campus tidbits — right to our office doors, Republican and Democrat alike.On any given day, the Roll Call that sits on my office coffee table offers me a wide spectrum of news, from the latest on my House Democratic colleagues’ efforts to protect working families to an action shot of my sta... Read more

  • Leaders back Wasserman Schultz's integrity
    Posted in In the News on September 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    SOUTH FLORIDA JEW ISH JOURNALLeaders back Wasserman Schultz's integrityBy Marvin GlassmanAlthough many of the Jewish leaders that attended the recent meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) were disappointed that Wasserman Schultz supported the Iran Deal, none of the leaders felt that her decision had anything to do with political ambition.Wasserman Schultz elaborated in her op-ed to "The Miami Herald" as well as in a Cable News Network television ... Read more