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  • Wasserman Schultz to Host Hearing with Military Officials on Military Readiness Impact of Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    (Washington D.C.) – Witnesses from the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force will testify for the first time on Wednesday, February 27 about the impact of President Trump’s national emergency declaration on military construction and readiness at a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies hearing chaired by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23). The hearing will take place at 2:00 PM est. When President Trump announced he would circumvent Cong... Read more

  • Statement from Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz on U.S. Secretary Alex Acosta
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Today Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on U.S. Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta regarding his handling of the Jeffrey Epstein case: As a U.S. Attorney, Secretary Acosta violated the trust of the American public and exhibited a stunning disregard for our nation’s laws. He violated the law to shield a heinous perpetrator at the expense of the legal rights of dozens of survivors of child sexual abuse and assault. A court has now reached that conclusion in a deci... Read more

  • Statement on the Anniversary of the Shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Gun Violence Prevention

    An unspeakable tragedy occurred one year ago today in Parkland, Florida. It sent the kind of shock, panic and sorrow through my community that, sadly, too many communities have felt before and since. This monstrous act of gun violence took 17 precious loved ones from their families, leaving scars that will never heal. Fourteen of those killed were students just beginning their young adult lives. That loss of promise and grinding grief will never disappear, nor will the memory of those stolen fro... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump’s National Emergency Declaration
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    President Trump would rather steal money from our troops and degrade America’s military readiness than own up to his campaign lie that Mexico would pay for his border wall boondoggle. As chair of the Military Construction and Veteran Affairs Appropriations Subcommittee, I will fight this lawless abuse of authority. This irresponsible act will actually make us less safe, less prepared, harm the men and women who serve our country, and would recklessly waste taxpayers’ money. Our armed forces shou... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Hastings Condemn Decision to Drill for Oil in the Everglades
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Environment

    (Washington D.C.) – Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and Alcee Hastings (FL-20) today pledged to continue fighting a controversial oil well in the Everglades after a recent appeals court ruled that the controversial project widely opposed by environmentalists and local governments should move forward. The Florida First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee recently issued a decision to reverse the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) denial of a permit to Kanter Real Es... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Maloney, Meng Cheer House Admin Decision Allowing Use of Official Funds to Purchase Feminine Hygiene Products
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women

    House Admin Chairperson Lofgren said Decision to Take Effect “Immediately” and Also Directed House Office Supply Store to Stock the Products WASHINGTON – Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Grace Meng (NY-6) applauded House Administration Committee Chairperson Zoe Lofgren’s response to their request to clarify official policy regarding the use of official funds to purchase feminine hygiene products and their request that the House Office Supply Sto... Read more

  • Statement on Congress Member's anti-Semitic Comment
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a member of Congress and the first Jewish Congresswoman from Florida, as I have in the past, I feel compelled to speak out against hurtful, anti-Semitic statements on both the right and the left. Therefore, I must do so today. Representative Ilhan Omar’s recent tweets implying that American support for Israel is driven by money, rather than shared interests and values, are alarming, offensive, and disturbing. They rely on anti-Semitic tropes that are centuries old and have no place today in A... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Maloney, and Meng Ask House Admin Chair for Clarification on House Policy on Use of Official Funds to Purchase Feminine Hygiene Products
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Women

    Maloney Denied Use of Official Funds to Purchase Feminine Hygiene Products in June Letter Also Asks House Admin to Make Such Products Available in House Office Supply Store WASHINGTON – Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), and Grace Meng (NY-6) have asked House Administration Committee Chairperson Zoe Lofgren to issue guidance on the House’s policy regarding the use of official funds to purchase feminine hygiene products in a letter. The letter also ask... Read more

  • Wasserman-Schultz Leads Bi-Partisan Push to Monitor Russian Influence in Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Military & Defense

    (Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) and a bi-partisan coalition of South Florida lawmakers have filed legislation that would require the United States Department of State to step up monitoring and provide Congress with threat assessments and strategies to curb Russian military influence in Venezuela. “The growing military relationship between Nicolas Maduro and Vladimir Putin will severely obstruct any effort to restore real democracy in Venezuela,” Rep. Wasserman Schul... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2019 | Preview rr

    Each Black History Month we honor the remarkable, too-often unacknowledged achievements and contributions that African-Americans have made to elevate our nation's political, economic, and social character. This year’s national theme – Black Migrations - emphasizes the self-determination of people of African descent. In the early decades of the twentieth century, African American migration from the South to the Northeast, Midwest, and West; and from the Caribbean to U.S. cities like those I repre... Read more