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  • Wasserman Schultz on Arrests of Child Immigrant Sponsors
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement in response to reports that the Trump Administration arrests undocumented immigrants who come forward to take in children held at immigration detention centers: “The Trump Administration's shameful use of an overwhelmed immigrant child welfare system as a tool for mass deportation is beyond heartless. While visiting a ‘tender age’ immigration facility this summer in South Florida, I specifically asked a... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Kaine Call on Trump Administration to Restore Vital Medical Resource
    Posted in Press Releases on August 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Breast Cancer Research, Health Care

    Today, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a bicameral letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, signed by 52 of their House and Senate colleagues, questioning the Trump Administration’s decision to eliminate the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) website, For the past 20 years, the NGC database has provided evidence-based best practices for treating common medical conditions to clinicians and patients at no cost.... Read more

  • Reps. Deutch, Wasserman Schultz, Schneider, and Maloney Introduce Bill to Block 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    Today, U.S. Representatives Ted Deutch (FL-22), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Brad Schneider (IL-10), and Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) introduced legislation to block the online publication of files that include automatic instructions used to make fully functional firearms using 3-D printers. 3D-printed guns are fully-functioning firearms that can be made of metal or plastic using a 3D printer. Guns printed using plastic can be virtually undetectable when carried through a metal detector or past ... Read more

  • 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