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  • 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

  • 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