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  • Report: U.S. Supreme Court Decision In King V. Burwell Could Cost 1.3M Floridians Health Subsidies
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    WFSUThe U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans in 34 states, are legal. And if the high court says they aren’t, 1.3 million Floridians could lose their health insurance, or end up paying far more for it.The case is King v. Burwell, and the U.S. Supreme Court is deciding whether health insurance subsidies in states that did not create their own insurance exchanges, are legal. It’s the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, and the la... Read more

  • DNC Chair talks to young women about breast cancer
    Posted in In the News on June 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will take a break from her political duties on Wednesday to talk to young women about breast cancer prevention and awareness.Wasserman Schultz is one of several survivors, including former "Good Morning America" host Joan Lunden and Tigerlily Foundation founder Maimah Karmo, slated to participate in the fourth annual Young Women's Breast Health Day on Capitol Hill.The Florida congresswoman, who kept her year-long battle with the d... Read more

  • Senators Working to Address Food Service Worker Issue
    Posted in In the News on June 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    More than six weeks after reports of low-paid Senate food-service workers shocked lawmakers, senators are in the process of finding the best avenue to address the situation.At a June 11 markup for the Senate Legislative Branch Appropriations bill, the senators in charge of the subcommittee of jurisdiction said they will continue to work on the issue while the Senate’s food service contract is in flux.“We have people who work for the Senate cafeteria who literally are impoverished,” said Sen. Bri... Read more

  • Partnership helps early child care providers succeed
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    It's June, so I'm sure we all have friends or family somewhere who are proud to see their children graduating from school. Graduation heralds an ending and beginning at the same time, one of those life events that makes us reflect on personal growth and maturation.For the 75 early child care provider participants who took part in this year's Early Learning Business Institute's graduation ceremony at Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Early Childcare Provider Business Conference at the Brow... Read more

  • Officials offer tips as hurricane season begins
    Posted in In the News on June 12, 2015 | Preview rr

    WSVN – Channel 7 NewsWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Forecasters and officials gathered at the National Hurricane Center, Monday, to offer tips to help residents prepare for this year's hurricane season.According to officials, this year's hurricane season is expected to be slower than an average season, with six to 11 named storms.Monday is the start of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season, prompting officials to remind everyone that only one storm can cause a mess. The center's director, Con... Read more

  • U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz receives Influential Business Woman Award
    Posted in In the News on May 31, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida Business Journal U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz received the South Florida Business Journal's Influential Business Woman Award on Saturday during a Small Business Workshop she hosted at the Broward Convention Center."As a career public servant, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a woman who helps her community's businesses thrive," said South Florida Business Journal publisher Melanie Dickinson.The South Florida Business Journal hosted the 2015 Influential Business Women Awards on May... Read more

  • Consumer agency: Drownings are 'silent killer' for children under 5
    Posted in In the News on May 22, 2015 | Preview rr

    By Aisha TylerCHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This weekend marks the start of pool season across the country.The U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz are reminding everyone those pools can be deadly, particularly for young kids.About 380 children younger than 15 drown in pools or spas each year. Officials say keeping that figure from climbing is mostly up to parents.The CPSC says new data shows drownings lead the way as the cause of unintentional deaths for c... Read more

  • Military vets find new mission: stopping child predators
    Posted in In the News on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson, Washington BureauFresh from the battlefields of Afghanistan, three former soldiers from South Florida who once targeted Taliban fighters are learning computer forensic skills to help law enforcement agencies track down pedophiles and sex traffickers.To these cyber warriors, the new mission is much like their battles overseas: it's all about bringing down "bad guys.""Over there, we were dealing with bad guys in Afghanistan. Now we're going to be putting away ... Read more

  • House-passed human trafficking bill includes help for rape victims
    Posted in In the News on May 19, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. Gibson The House approved a bill on Tuesday to curb human trafficking, a significant source of crime and exploitation in South Florida. The bill contains three provisions promoted by South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to aid rape victims. The long-awaited legislation is especially significant for South Florida, one of the world’s busiest transit points and a major hub for human trafficking. The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, which passed 4... Read more

  • Human Trafficking Survivors Cannot Wait
    Posted in In the News on May 13, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Huffington PostBy: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Renee EllmersPosted: 05/13/2015 3:48 pm EDT Updated: 05/13/2015 5:59 pm EDTCo-authored by Yasmin Vafa, Co-founder and Director of Law and Policy, Rights4GirlsJade was kidnapped on her way home from school. Violently thrown into the trunk of a car and taken from her hometown, she was held against her will and tortured by her captor for six excruciating months. At 15 years old, she was sold to over 10 men per night and endured repeated ... Read more