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  • South Florida Venezuelans fight for referendum to decide whether to oust president
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    LOCAL 10 (WPLG ABC MIAMI)South Florida Venezuelans fight for referendum to decide whether to oust presidentBy Hatzel VelaMIAMI - Venezuelans living in South Florida took to the streets Monday, demanding access to basic necessities for those in their home country."We live in a country where you can't get food, and if you do, it costs 10 times more than what people make," Marylin Martino, who is a member of the Venezuelan Assembly, said."It's absolutely appalling," U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shult... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz stands with Venezuelan activists to denounce Maduro regime as humanitarian crisis grows
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz stands with Venezuelan activists to denounce Maduro regime as humanitarian crisis growsBy Brian BallouU.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stood along Venezuelan activists Monday morning to denounce the "brutal" government led by President Nicholas Maduro and bring more attention to an escalating humanitarian crisis in the South American country."Just last week mothers were fleeing across the border with Colombians because they could not feed their families; people ne... Read more

  • Positive bond needed between police, community
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINEL / MIAMI HERALDOPINIONPositive bond needed between police, communityBy Mike RyanWe are facing a crisis of race and trust on our streets, sometimes infected by distant acts. This is neither an epiphany nor a new discussion for many. Now, alleged misconduct is not being hidden behind credibility battles, on either side, when a video surfaces.In Cleveland, where I attended law school, I had friends who faced housing discrimination and others who told of being pulled over by police for n... Read more

  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz right about far-reaching effects of gun violence
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    POLITIFACT FLORIDADebbie Wasserman Schultz right about far-reaching effects of gun violenceBy Taylor LeightonIn the wake of the Orlando shootings and lacking congressional action regarding gun reform legislation, many are calling attention to the the devastating truths about gun violence in the United States. One of the vocal supporters advocating for tighter gun restrictions is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.Wasserman Schultz took to her Medium page to lament the occurrence at Pulse Night... Read more

  • Germany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust Survivors
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUNSHINE STATE NEWSGermany Agrees to Further Aid Holocaust SurvivorsMembers of the Florida delegation are declaring victory after Germany agreed on Tuesday to provide more financial assistance to Holocaust survivors. Germany announced it would lift caps on assistance to Holocaust survivors for home care.Earlier this year, a senator and two congressional representatives from Florida out a measure urging Germany to “fulfill its moral responsibility to Holocaust survivors and urgently provide the f... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch turn up heat on Republicans over gun issues
    Posted in In the News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    SUN SENTINELWasserman Schultz, Ted Deutch turn up heat on Republicans over gun issuesBy Anthony ManContinuing an election-year attempt to achieve something constructive in the aftermath of the Orlando nightclub massacre, Democrats from South Florida pleaded, reasoned — and demanded — Tuesday that Republicans who control Congress consider legislation to slow, and in some cases stop, certain firearm sales.The Democrats were passionate in their calls and scathing in their assessments of the Republi... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Deutch call for a vote on new gun control bill
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    MIAMI HERALDWasserman Schultz, Deutch call for a vote on new gun control billBy Alex DaughertySouth Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch said on Tuesday that Republicans must allow a vote on a new gun control bill in the wake of June’s Orlando nightclub attack.“Do your damn job,” Wasserman Schultz (D-Weston) said of House Republicans. “We aren’t even asking that House Republicans vote for these bills, although they certainly should. We’re asking them to put the bill on the floor... Read more

  • New chapter of the gun-control showdown coming to U.S. House
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON POSTNew chapter of the gun-control showdown coming to U.S. HouseBroad package of counterterrorism measures includes some gun-contol itemsBy Karoun DemirjianThe House will vote on gun-control legislation this week as part of a broader package of counterterrorism measures, but it will do little to end the political discord between Republicans and Democrats over how Congress should respond to the recent mass shooting in Orlando.House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., on Friday announced ther... Read more

  • Dems Send GOP Leadership A Message On Gun Safety
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    CBS4 (WFOR MIAMI)Dems Send GOP Leadership A Message On Gun SafetyBy Marybel RodriguezMIAMI (CBSMiami) — Four years ago Megan Hobson was the victim of a drive-by shooting.“That night the bullet that hit me entered through the bumper, then the trunk and the backseat and entered through my right pelvis, shattering my hip bone and tearing up my right intestine,” said Hobson. “The car was riddled with bullets from an AK-47 rifle. Why is an AK-47 weapon of war on our streets?”On Tuesday, Megan joined ... Read more

  • Congress members come to Florida to advocate for gun laws
    Posted in In the News on July 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WSVN 7 (FOX MIAMI)Congress members come to Florida to advocate for gun lawsBy Vanessa MedinaHOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FLA. (WSVN) - Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Ted Deutch have arrived in South Florida with plans to advocate for gun laws.Deutch and Wasserman Schultz are demanding that Congress take action and approve legislation that prohibits people on the Terrorist Watchlist from purchasing guns.Deutch and Wasserman Schultz said after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in O... Read more