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  • 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

  • Hundreds attend Hope and Healing forum, work for improvement in police-community relations
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Hundreds attend Hope and Healing forum, work for improvement in police-community relationsSUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - Hundreds of community members attended a town hall meeting held by South Florida leaders in hopes of improving relations between law enforcement and the public, Thursday night.Hope and Healing are the two words centered around a discussion at the Faith Center, along Northwest 95th Avenue, in Sunrise. 7News, along with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and the Faith Center... Read more

  • In virus-plagued Wynwood, politicians point fingers over Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDIn virus-plagued Wynwood, politicians point fingers over Zika fundingBy Alex Daugherty, Emily Cochrane and Patricia MazzeiThe Zika virus arrived in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood last week. The politicians came Thursday.Miami-Dade County Commissioner Audrey Edmonson handed out mosquito-repellent wipes. U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson advocated for safe sex. Florida Gov. Rick Scott zig-zagged from the Miami Under Ground coffee shop to the LiveNinja HQ start-up to Zak the Baker.Their message:... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz returns to public eye at community policing event
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz returns to public eye at community policing eventBy Dan SweeneyAfter keeping out of the public eye since her resignation as chair of the Democratic National Committee on July 24, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, chose to step back into the spotlight at a town hall event at the Faith Center, a nondenominational African-American church in Sunrise.Thursday's town hall, billed as "Hope and Healing: A Community Conversation," was meant to bring law enforcement and the b... Read more

  • Let the healing begin: Faith Center hosts discussion on police, race relations
    Posted in In the News on August 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELLet the healing begin: Faith Center hosts discussion on police, race relationsBy Susannah BryanIf you're stopped by a bad cop, can you call 911?That was just one of the tough questions asked Thursday night during a "Hope and Healing" town hall meeting co-hosted by Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and Faith Center Bishop Henry Fernandez.More than 500 people flocked to the Faith Center to hear from an 18-member panel that included U.S. Rep Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Broward Mayor Marty Kiar... Read more

  • Fla. lawmakers say 'I told you so,' about threat of Zika virus, need for federal funding
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICOFla. lawmakers say 'I told you so,' about threat of Zika virus, need for federal funding By Christine SextonTALLAHASSEE - Top Florida Democrats and Republicans, who have been hollering at Congress for months about boosting funding to stop the spread of the Zika virus, ratcheted up their rhetoric on Friday following the announcement that the first confirmed non-travel Zika cases had emerged in the state."If there was ever a time for Congress to act, it is now," Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) w... Read more