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  • Florida members of Congress to Gov. Rick Scott: Ask for clean Zika bill
    Posted in In the News on September 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Miami HeraldFlorida members of Congress to Gov. Rick Scott: Ask for clean Zika bill@PatriciaMazzeiNine Florida members of Congress asked Gov. Rick Scott to use his Tuesday visit to Washington to advocate for a "clean" Zika funding bill, free of any politically charged amendments that would make it more difficult for the legislation to win bipartisan approval."The stakes are too high to allow partisan riders to hold up this critical support, and existing funding is set to run out by the end of th... Read more

  • Spraying for Zika continues in Broward and Miami-Dade
    Posted in In the News on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVNSpraying for Zika continues in Broward and Miami-DadeMIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Planes and trucks were back out early, Monday morning, for another round of spraying insecticide in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.A chemically-loaded truck could be seen in the streets of Miami Beach, around 2 a.m. In Broward, a plane packed with insecticide could be seen spraying five small areas across the county that include Margate, Tamarac, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.Unlike the weekend ... Read more

  • After senate blocks Zika funding bill, Florida lawmakers on both sides demand action
    Posted in In the News on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    West Palm Beach TVAfter senate blocks Zika funding bill, Florida lawmakers on both sides demand actionOne day after failing to pass a $1.1 billion bill that would fund the fight to prevent Zika, lawmakers on both sides talked tough.The fight for that Zika funding is tied up in what amounts to a political stalemate - and neither side is blinking.Several South Florida lawmakers made their case Wednesday.Representative Dave Jolly, who represents the 13th district in Pinellas County, even used live ... Read more

  • Holocaust survivor among centenarian celebrants
    Posted in In the News on September 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    South Florida Jewish JournalHolocaust survivor among centenarian celebrantsMarvin GlassmanWithin the past few weeks, three local Jewish residents celebrated their 100th and 101st birthdays with special celebrations.Centenarians Steven Berkowicz, a Holocaust survivor living in Pembroke Pines, Alice Borisoff of Pembroke Park and Mollie Gross of Pembroke Pines each marked their milestones with parties for families and friends.Berkowicz celebrated his 100th birthday at a party on Aug. 30 at the offi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Leads Gun Violence Meeting With Giffords
    Posted in In the News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIOD (AM MIAMI)Wasserman Schultz Leads Gun Violence Meeting With GiffordsSouth Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords headlining a community Forum in Cooper City on gun violence.Giffords calling on leaders at all levels of government to reach across political lines to get something done."Be responsible...democrats, republicans, everyone," Giffords said."We must never stop fighting."Wasserman Schultz says its important for congress ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Giffords hold Cooper City news conference
    Posted in In the News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    610 WIODWasserman Schultz, Giffords hold Cooper City news conferenceCOOPER CITY, FLA. (WSVN) - Souh Florida Congresswomen Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and former representative Gabrielle Giffords held a news conference, Thursday night, regarding gun violence in the U.S.The event took place in Cooper City where Giffords spoke passionately about reasonable gun control. Giffords was shot during an event in 2011. “I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line,” said Giffords. “Now is the time to ... Read more

  • Top federal officials visit South Florida to address Zika concerns
    Posted in In the News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELTop federal officials visit South Florida to address Zika concernsBy Selima HussainU.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi visited South Florida Friday to address growing concerns about the Zika virus. Pelosi also echoed recent calls for federal funding to combat the virus.While the Surgeon General met with pregnant women in Miami and Pelosi attended a meeting at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Gov. Rick Scott held a roundtable discussion in ... Read more

  • Mosquito-borne Zika infections in South Florida spread worry nationwide
    Posted in In the News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    MCCLATCHY DCMosquito-borne Zika infections in South Florida spread worry nationwideBy Tony PughFederal officials are urging residents in Florida to take additional precautions after state health officials on Friday confirmed that four South Florida cases of the Zika virus are the first in the continental United States known to have been transmitted by local mosquito bites.“All the evidence we have seen indicates that this is mosquito-borne transmission that occurred several weeks ago,” said Tom ... Read more

  • Gabby Giffords, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Push For ïSensible Gun Legislation'
    Posted in In the News on August 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI CBS4 LOCALGabby Giffords, Debbie Wasserman Schultz Push For ‘Sensible Gun Legislation’MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Still showing the signs from an assassination attempt, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords joined her friend Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Thursday.Giffords is in South Florida to throw her support behind Wasserman Schultz in her upcoming primary fight, and standing by her talking about gun violence.“Now is the time to come together, be responsible Democrats and Rep... Read more

  • Amid congressional inaction, Democrats urge 'extraordinary steps' to fight Zika
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    FOX 11 ONLINE (Green Bay, Wisconsin)Amid congressional inaction, Democrats urge 'extraordinary steps' to fight ZikaBY STEPHEN LOIACONI WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10TH 2016(Sinclair Broadcast Group) — Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) is urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ensure funding continues for the development of a Zika vaccine, with or without the help of Congress.HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell recently warned lawmakers that the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced... Read more