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  • Senate Dems: Cancel recess to deal with Zika 'emergency'
    Posted in In the News on August 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITICOSenate Dems: Cancel recess to deal with Zika 'emergency'By Nicole NareaSenate Democrats urged Congress on Friday to cut short its seven-week recess to pass a federal Zika aid package following confirmation of the first four locally-transmitted cases of the mosquito-born disease in the continental U.S.."Zika is public health emergency that requires immediate bipartisan action," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) tweeted. "Americans can't afford to wait until Congress' vacation is ... Read more

  • 'When We Are Demonized, We Both Lose:' South Florida Leaders Discuss Police And Community Relations
    Posted in In the News on July 19, 2016 | Preview rr

    WLRN RADIO'When We Are Demonized, We Both Lose:' South Florida Leaders Discuss Police And Community RelationsBy Amanda RabinesAround the same time of the shootings of police officers in Baton Rouge, South Florida politicians and law enforcement officials came together at Broward College to discuss the relationship between the police and the communities that they serve.“When we’re demonized and we’re not looked at as human or when we demonize the population of people that we serve, I think we bot... Read more

  • Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks on law enforcement issues
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    VIDEOCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz speaks on law enforcement issuesCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about strengthening the bonds of trust between law enforcement and the community in light of the tragic shootings in Dallas, TX, St. Paul, MN, and in Baton Rouge, LA. Rep. Wasserman Shultz was attending a Unity Meeting of the Task Force on Law Enforcement and Community Relations at Broward College on Sunday, July 17, 2016.Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/... Read more

  • Dignitaries, S. Fla. police meet at Broward College to speak about community relations
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDDignitaries, S. Fla. police meet at Broward College to speak about community relationsBy Alex DaughertySunday’s gathering of the Police Community Relations Task Force at Broward College featured speeches from law enforcement officers and community members.The task force began in 2014 with a conversation on the House floor between Democratic Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston and Rep. Alcee Hastings of Miramar.“We formed this task force because we knew that strengthening our rel... Read more

  • Improving relationship between police and community paramount, ex-mayor tells Broward task force
    Posted in In the News on July 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELImproving relationship between police and community paramount, ex-mayor tells Broward task forceBy Brian BallouJust hours after three police officers were fatally shot in Baton Rouge, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee hosted a wide-ranging discussion on improving the relationship between police and communities of color.Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston, held the event at Broward College on Sunday. Wasserman Schultz and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Delray Beach, crea... Read more

  • Florida Congressional Democrats push Paul Ryan for action on Zika funding
    Posted in In the News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDNAKED POLITICS BLOGFlorida Congressional Democrats push Paul Ryan for action on Zika fundingU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Democratic members of the Florida Congressional delegation sent a letter urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to act on Zika.Partisan gridlock remains over Zika funding while the House is poised to recess Friday. In the Senate,Marco Rubio has joined Bill Nelson and the Democrats in calling for $1.9 billion in federal funding.From the Florida House Democrats' le... Read more

  • House Democrats Push Gun Violence Amendments in Labor-HHS Markup
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    BLOOMBERGHouse Democrats Push Gun Violence Amendments in Labor-HHS Markup By Kathleen Hunter & Erik Wasson(Bloomberg) -- Although Democrats can’t get the full House to take up a gun violence bill, they were able to spark an impassioned gun debate during today’s marathon Labor-HHS-Education markup in the Appropriations Committee.The debate over guns came on the first two of 32 amendments being considered. The markup is likely to drag on until late afternoon when committee members join their colle... Read more

  • Cancer survivors in Congress push for ïmoonshot' funding
    Posted in In the News on July 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    THE HILLCancer survivors in Congress push for ‘moonshot’ fundingBy Sarah FerrisA pair of top Democratic lawmakers who have survived cancer delivered a strong — and at times, tearful — plea for more funding on Wednesday to bolster research into the disease. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) teared up during a markup on next year’s health spending package as she urged Congress to devote about $500 million more to support the Obama administration’s cancer research initiative.“On behalf of mill... Read more

  • Venezolanos en Florida luchan para que se realice referendo revocatorio al presidente Nicolás Maduro
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI DIARIOVenezolanos en Florida luchan para que se realice referendo revocatorio al presidente Nicolás MaduroLos venezolanos que viven en el sur de Florida salieron a las calles el lunes, exigiendo el acceso a las necesidades básicas de las personas en su país de origen."Vivimos en un país donde no se puede conseguir comida, y si lo hace, que cuesta 10 veces más que lo que las personas hacen," Marylin Martino, que es un miembro de la Asamblea venezolana, dijo."Es absolutamente atroz," afirma ... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Activists Plead For Help and Change With Latest Venezuelan Crisis
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    NBC MIAMI (WTVJ 6)Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Activists Plead For Help and Change With Latest Venezuelan CrisisNearly 1,400 miles away from where their family and friends are suffering and struggling to raise enough money to buy food, several Venezuelan activists met at a South Florida restaurant asking for help.Joining them in Weston on Monday was U.S. Representative and DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. After detailing the plight of people in the country, Wasserman Schultz laid out ideas ... Read more