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  • Wasserman Schultz sees danger in new Florida abortion waiting period
    Posted in In the News on April 27, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManApril 27, 2015, 2:54 PMThe newest Florida state government move to restrict abortion, a 24-hour waiting period, is an unneeded government intrusion into women's lives and, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston warned Monday, will increase suffering for women and their children."This measure is medically unnecessary and morally reprehensible," she said. "It is just another strike in the constant attack on women's reproductive health, not just in Florida, but all a... Read more

  • Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says
    Posted in In the News on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Washington PostBy Rep. Debbie Wasserman SchultzApril 23Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of doctors and health-care experts, issued draft recommendations on mammography for women at various ages. Their recommendations could lead to insurance companies dropping coverage of mammograms for women under age 50, as well as other preventive techniques that would help protect young women from getting breast cancer and help those who do have it.... Read more

  • Leaders tackle poor relations between minority communities, police
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManApril 7, 2015, 3:16 PMBroward community leaders try to ease distrust for police in minority communitiesCivic, political, religious and law enforcement leaders gathered Tuesday in an attempt to start conversations they hope will alleviate the mistrust many in minority communities feel toward the police.U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, an organizer of the Broward Countyeffort, said there are "inherent, underlying trust issues that we know are simmering just b... Read more

  • 5 safety lessons about senior identify theft and fraud
    Posted in In the News on April 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    South Florida Business JournalApr 7, 2015, 1:22pm EDTNina LincoffSenior citizens are incredibly at risk when it comes to falling victim to identity theft and fraud. But U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Pembroke Pines, is looking to protect seniors in her district.More than 50 people attended Wasserman Schultz’s senior safety fraud seminar on April 3 at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie.Florida is the “oldest” state in the U.S., with 17.9 percent of the population 65 years o... Read more

  • Pretty bottles of flavored liquid nicotine can prove fatal to kids
    Posted in In the News on March 16, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Susannah BryanMarch 16, 2015, 3:22 PM | PLANTATION— Chocolate and dulce de leche. Cotton candy and gummy bear. Cherry and grape.Liquid nicotine comes in cool flavors that sound like candy, but it's a vaping cocktail that can kill if swallowed by a small child fascinated by the groovy packaging.That was the message from poison experts and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who held a press conference Monday at Andover Academy in Plantation to warn parents about the lethal dang... Read more

  • Ex-M&Ms devotee Wasserman Schultz marks year as 'clean-cooking congresswoman'
    Posted in In the News on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    The HillBy Judy Kurtz - 03/04/15 11:01 AM ESTRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is celebrating an anniversary. But don’t expect any frosting-topped cake or sugary confections as she marks this milestone — the Florida Democrat is now a clean-cooking congresswoman.? ?A year ago this month, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman revamped her diet and started a healthy cooking regime. ?? “I was that girl that ate peanut M&Ms and a full-strength Coke for breakfast,” Wasserman Schultz tells ITK as sh... Read more

  • South Florida twins to attend West Point
    Posted in In the News on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Local 10Author: Eric YutzyWESTON, Fla. -Like many sets of twins, Celine Gunderman and Whitney Gunderman are just inseparable. "We're very close, yes!" they said at the same time.Like many sets of twins, the Gundermans are choosing to attend the same college. Maybe more accurately in the case of these Cypress Bay High School seniors, one of the nation's most selective institutions, West Point, chose both of them.Less than 100 students from the state of Florida will be accepted at the U.S. Militar... Read more

  • Leaders sound alarm about human trafficking of girls in South Florida
    Posted in In the News on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Anthony ManFebruary 2, 2015, 2:14 PMEven in South Florida's seemingly idyllic suburban enclaves, girls are vulnerable to being drawn into a netherworld of prostitution and human trafficking, a range of political leaders and child advocates warned Monday."It's out there. It's present in the community," said Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler. And that means everywhere, Seiler said. "We have a lot of vulnerable [girls] out there of all socio-economic backgrounds, and it's important t... Read more

  • Newlywed gay couple to attend State of the Union speech
    Posted in In the News on January 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sun SentinelBy Dan SweeneyJanuary 20, 2015, 5:31 AMJeff and Todd Delmay had just gotten married – the first gay men in Florida to do so, in fact – and were in the midst of moving.As they were juggling the packing, caring for their 4-year-old son, Blake, and the inundation of media calls, the phone rang. Again.But this time it was their congresswoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, inviting them to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday night as her guests."It... Read more

  • White House calls Broward County a `Climate Action Champion'
    Posted in In the News on December 3, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Sun SentinelBy William E. GibsonDecember 3, 2014The White House declared Broward County one of 16 local “Climate Action Champions” on Wednesday because of its commitment to reduce air pollution and prepare for rising seas.The designation means the county will get “facilitated peer-to-peer learning and mentorship and targeted support from a range of federal programs,” the White House said. “Furthermore, a coordinator will be provided to each Climate Action Champion to foster coordination and ... Read more