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  • 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

  • Florida Democrats Urge Obama Administration to Shift More Money to Zika Cause
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    MORNING CONSULTFlorida Democrats Urge Obama Administration to Shift More Money to Zika CauseBy Mary Ellen McIntireA group of Florida Democrats is urging the nation’s top health official to direct agencies to shift funds to respond to the Zika virus.Led by Sen. Bill Nelson and Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, eight members of the delegation urged Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell “to do what you can” to make sure funds are available to continue work to develop a vaccine.“We recogni... Read more

  • Fla. Dems: Shift funds to prevent delay in Zika vaccine
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLFla. Dems: Shift funds to prevent delay in Zika vaccineBy Peter Sullivan - 08/10/16 03:01 PM EDTA group of Democratic lawmakers from Florida is calling on the Obama administration to take money from other areas to continue work on a vaccine for Zika.Administration health officials have warned that the National Institutes of Health will run out of money for vaccine development at the end of August, and that Phase II trials could be delayed.The congressional Democrats say that the ideal so... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz to hold gun meeting with Gabrielle Giffords
    Posted in In the News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDDebbie Wasserman Schultz to hold gun meeting with Gabrielle GiffordsU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will hold a gun safety meeting with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Broward Thursday night.In 2011, Giffords was holding a Congressional event in Arizona when a gunman shot her and 18 others, killing six. Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, who will also attend the meeting, have since become advocates for preventing gun violence. Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who faces re-el... Read more

  • Miami Herald: Debbie Wasserman Schultz holds Zika town hall
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDMiami Herald: Debbie Wasserman Schultz holds Zika town hallBy Amy ShermanAug. 08--U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz will hold a town hall on the Zika virus Monday morning at a Pembroke Pines senior center about 20 miles northwest of the epicenter of the local outbreak.The Zika virus may not be among the top concerns for many of these western Broward seniors since only two of the 16 locally acquired cases have been in Broward while the rest have been in Miami-Dade. In total, there ar... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz calls out Congress, Gov. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio over Zika
    Posted in In the News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz calls out Congress, Gov. Rick Scott and Marco Rubio over ZikaBy Olivia DimmerRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz called for cooperation between state and federal leaders to combat the Zika virus on Monday.She spoke with senior citizens at a town hall at the Southwest Focal Point Senior Center in Pembroke Pines, about 20 miles north of the Zika hotbed near Wynwood, where at least 16 locally acquired Zika diagnoses have been made.While pregnant women are most vulnerable to ... Read more