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  • 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

  • Lawmaker Seeks To Replace Statue Of Confederate General
    Posted in In the News on September 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    WLRNLawmaker Seeks To Replace Statue Of Confederate GeneralBy JIM TURNERThe bronze statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, which has stood in the U.S. Capitol since 1922, would be replaced by a statue more representative of Florida, under a bill filed Tuesday by a Republican state lawmaker.Rep. Jose Felix Diaz said he's been considering the proposal (HB 141) for several years, and the bill comes as people across the country have reconsidered Confederate symbols after the racially motivate... Read more

  • Winning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shouting
    Posted in In the News on September 9, 2015 | Preview rr

    PBS NEW SHOURWinning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shoutingTRANSCRIPTGWEN IFILL: Members of Congress returned from their summer recess today, and immediately indicated they would hand the White House a key victory on the Iran nuclear deal.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Let’s give it up for the national champion Duke Blue Devils.(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)LISA DESJARDINS: As President Obama hosted Duke University’s basketball champions, his White House was celebrating its own... Read more

  • Winning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shouting
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    PBS NEW SHOURWinning new Democratic support, Iran deal passage is all over but the shoutingTRANSCRIPTGWEN IFILL: Members of Congress returned from their summer recess today, and immediately indicated they would hand the White House a key victory on the Iran nuclear deal.PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Let’s give it up for the national champion Duke Blue Devils.(CHEERING AND APPLAUSE)LISA DESJARDINS: As President Obama hosted Duke University’s basketball champions, his White House was celebrating its own... Read more