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  • Hundreds attend rally for Affordable Care Act in Sunrise
    Posted in In the News on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    About 300 South Floridians joined people across the country to show their support for the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. At the Sunrise Civic Center Amphitheater, speakers recounted how the health insurance program helped them. "We're here to say that we're not going down without a fight," said U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, who was joined at the stage in Sunrise by fellow representatives Alcee Hastings, D-West Delray, and Ted Deutch, D-West Boca. Read more

  • Prominent South Florida Democrats oppose U.N. resolution on Israel
    Posted in In the News on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELProminent South Florida Democrats oppose U.N. resolution on IsraelThree of South Florida’s members of Congress opposed the U.N. Security Council resolution last month that condemned Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem as a “flagrant violation” of international law.The resolution passed 14-0 on Dec. 23 because President Barack Obama had the U.S. abstain during the vote. If Obama had used the U.S. veto power in the Security Council, the resolution wouldn’t have pass... Read more

  • American Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations
    Posted in In the News on December 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    The New York TimesAmerican Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel RelationsBy ADAM NAGOURNEY and SHARON OTTERMANDEC. 29, 2016For Rabbi Gerald Sussman of Temple Emanu-El on Staten Island, the Obama administration’s recent confrontation with Israel was a stunning turn for a president who had enjoyed support from many members of his congregation. “The word ‘betrayed’ would not be too strong a word,” he said.But in Los Angeles, Rabbi John L. Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood, who is the chairman... Read more

  • American Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel Relations
    Posted in In the News on December 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    The New York TimesAmerican Jews Divided Over Strain in U.S.-Israel RelationsBy ADAM NAGOURNEY and SHARON OTTERMANDEC. 29, 2016For Rabbi Gerald Sussman of Temple Emanu-El on Staten Island, the Obama administration’s recent confrontation with Israel was a stunning turn for a president who had enjoyed support from many members of his congregation. “The word ‘betrayed’ would not be too strong a word,” he said.But in Los Angeles, Rabbi John L. Rosove of Temple Israel of Hollywood, who is the chairman... Read more

  • ïWe are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs'
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    POST‘We are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs’By Debbie Wasserman Schultz“There’s no question in my mind that the most significant gap in [the 21st Century Cures Act] is that it did not take on the astronomical and soaring prescription-drug-price crisis. We are really being priced out of the ability to afford drugs. Our health-care system is being priced out of the ability to do that.“While that is a glaring omission, I know Democrats are committed to aggressively pressing f... Read more

  • Today is Young Women's Breast Health Day on Capitol Hill
    Posted in In the News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLToday is Young Women’s Breast Health Day on Capitol HillBY MAIMAH KARMO - 12/06/16 08:40 AM I was diagnosed with Stage 2 triple-negative breast cancer at the age of 32. At first, as a single mom fighting breast cancer, I felt alone and defeated. Then I began to look at the bigger picture and wondered, how many other women were battling breast cancer at a young age like me? I learned that there were more than 18,000 young women diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Who do they turn to fo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz vows to stand in opposition to Donald Trump
    Posted in In the News on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINEL Wasserman Schultz vows to stand in opposition to Donald TrumpBy Anthony ManThe transition from outgoing to incoming president continued Monday, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, former chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, transitioned from outspokenT advocate for one president to vocal critic of another."Donald Trump isn't draining the swamp, he's siphoning it into his administration," Wasserman Schultz said at a news conference at which she pledged to stand ... Read more

  • Broward Students Present Possible Policy Plans
    Posted in In the News on November 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIODBroward Students Present Possible Policy PlansThey may not have been in this country long but they are getting a great first-hand look at how this country works, and how they may soon influence policy here.As part of the nationwide nonpartisan citizenship education organization Close Up Foundation's drive to promote responsible and informed participation in the democratic process, almost 300 Broward high school students that are part of the ESOL program presented their ideas to create le... Read more

  • Sessions Is Trump's Pick for Attorney General
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    ROLL CALLSessions Is Trump’s Pick for Attorney GeneralAlabama Republican was the first incumbent senator to back president-electAlabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions has been tapped as President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, Trump’s transition team announced Friday.Trump’s team cited Sessions’ “distinguished legal career” and service as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and as Alabama attorney general prior to being elected to the Senate in 1996.“Jeff has be... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz rips Bannon pick
    Posted in In the News on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    CNNWasserman Schultz rips Bannon pickBy David Wright, CNNUpdated 2:48 PM ET, Fri November 18, 2016(CNN) - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz excoriated the early nominations for top posts in President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration, focusing in particular on the appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief adviser."Between the Steve Bannon appointment as his chief strategist, you know, a step and heartbeat next to the presidency, one, you know, one person who fans the flames and gives permiss... Read more