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  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Nomination of Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court: "Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick is a brazen attack on a woman’s right to control her own body and every American’s right to health care, as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record suggests an eagerness to erode or overturn Roe v. Wade, and an open hostility to the Affordable Care Act. This pick not only endangers women and mo... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Open Child Immigration Detention Facilities to Swift Inspection by Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington, D.C.) – The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy resulted in hundreds of immigrant children being forcibly separated from their parents and detained in facilities that Members of Congress and the press were initially blocked from inspecting. Amid troubling allegations that some detained children are suffering abuse, denying swift access to inspect these facilities is unacceptable. To ensure that oversight access is not limited, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has joi... Read more

  • Statement on Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Ruling
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    "After stealing a seat on the Supreme Court when they refused to hold a hearing or a vote on President Obama’s nominee, the Court’s Janus v. AFSCME ruling shows how far Republicans and their wealthy financial backers are willing to go to tilt the economy against working people. This decision is yet another Republican assault on America’s middle class, and one that will energize Democrats to stand even stronger with our sisters and brothers in the historic Labor battle for fair wages and better w... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Trump’s Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    “Today a Republican Supreme Court majority made its ignoble contribution to the shameful body of high court rulings legitimizing discrimination. The Hawaii v. Trump decision erodes religious liberties, endorses President Trump’s vilification of refugees, and validates his larger campaign of bigotry. I will continue to fight Trump’s dangerous, cruel and immoral Muslim ban, and champion the values of freedom and opportunity for all that this nation strives to embody.” Read more

  • Hastings, Wasserman Schultz Applaud $29M Increase in Everglades Restoration
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C.) – The. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will boost funding for Florida Everglades’ restoration efforts this fiscal year by an extra $29 million, a funding commitment that was sought by Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20). The Army Corps’ funding increase was included in its recently-released 2018 fiscal year Work Plan. The added backing amounts to a 38 percent increase over the initial $76.5 million funding amount sought in the President’s fiscal ye... Read more

  • Statement on Trump's Anti-Labor Executive Orders
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    “President Trump’s recent anti-union executive orders roll back protections for federal employees that will leave them more susceptible to firings, official time cutbacks and unfavorable contracts. This unjustified assault hurts hundreds of thousands of working men and women and their families and communities, but it also further destabilizes a workforce that Congressional Republicans and this Administration have regularly targeted for attack, whether it’s threatened cuts to FERS, pay and hiring... Read more

  • Memorial Day Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 28, 2018 | Preview rr

    "Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to Americans who have lost their lives in pursuit of protecting and preserving our democracy. These patriots fought valiantly so the rest of us can maintain the freedoms, liberty, and security that we enjoy in America. We are deeply saddened when the men and women who make up our military do not come home to the families, friends, and communities they fought to defend. This Memorial Day we must share their stories, honor their service, and never forget thei... Read more

  • Statement on the Trump-Pence Nationwide Gag Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C) - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement in response to President Trump's proposed nationwide gag rule issued by the Department of Health and Human Services tonight: “The Trump Administration’s shameful domestic gag order rule is their latest attempt to take health care away from women seeking cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and general health exams. Women should be able to make decisions about our bodies with input from our docto... Read more

  • Statement on Venezuela Elections
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C.) - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on the elections held in Venezuela: “Yesterday’s sham election in Venezuela has fooled no one: Nicolas Maduro is a dictator with zero democratic legitimacy. From banning potential opponents from running to bribing and intimidating voters to outright election fraud, the Maduro regime continues to deny the Venezuelan people the right to choose a better future. Whether it is harsh economic misery and pol... Read more

  • 70th Anniversary of Israeli Independence Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2018 | Preview rr

    “In 70 years of independence, the State of Israel has overcome perennial existential threats to grow, prosper, and thrive. In a region full of turmoil, Israel has been a model of democracy and development, to the benefit of all its citizens and the world. A vital ingredient to these 70 years of success has been a strong U.S.-Israel relationship, a relationship that will be just as vital for the next 70 years and beyond. As Israel's second 70 years begin with the momentous relocation of the Ameri... Read more