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  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump Shutdown Speech
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    (Washington, DC) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on President Trump’s shutdown speech: “A permanent, ineffective monument to waste in return for a temporary reprieve for Dreamers is not a serious offer. Trump needs to reopen the government, pay federal workers, and negotiate comprehensive border security and immigration policies. Holding Dreamers, TPS recipients and innocent federal workers hostage over his border wall boondoggle is unacceptable.” Read more

  • First Woman to Chair Military Construction-VA Appropriations Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) was selected to chair the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs panel today, making history as the first woman to hold that pivotal House post. The MilCon/Va Appropriations Subcommittee is the only one in the Congress that makes policy and provides funding for the entire life cycle of an individual’s service, from their time in the military and after they leave the service and join the ranks of veterans. “I’m truly honored to be ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Legislation Would Curb Russian Military Influence in Venezuela
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    (Washington D.C.) – As Nicolas Maduro begins a second tarnished term in office this week, U. S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced that she will be introducing legislation that requires intelligence agencies to work with the U.S. State Department to develop threat assessments and strategic plans to monitor and combat the Kremlin’s influence in Venezuela. The United States must not only help restore true democracy to the Venezuelan people, but also combat military bonds from forming ... Read more

  • FLL Mass Shooting Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement on the second anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport: "Two years ago today a mass shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport took five innocent lives and changed our community forever. Tragically, we’ve witnessed too many similar acts of violence like this one repeatedly unfold in communities all over the nation – including our own. At a time li... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump Shutdown
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    "As a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, I've worked tirelessly with my Democratic colleagues to offer President Trump three options to keep the government open, but he and House Republicans have instead decided to unnecessarily prevent nearly 400,000 federal employees from receiving paychecks this holiday season. This pointless, destructive Trump shutdown will also halt loans to small businesses in need of support, end consumer protection and identity theft victims services, and cur... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on the Passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | Preview rr

    “With the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, America has lost a veteran, patriot and true public servant. The 41st President made life better for the disabled and immigrants, and he nobly urged each of us to be part of a ‘thousand points of light’ for others. This Cold Warrior, who aspired to 'peaceful skies,' was the epitome of humility and respect for the high office he held, and was a model for every president to follow. His dedication to family, country and a greater cause are ... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on former Librarian of Congress Billington
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2018 | Preview rr

    (Sunrise, Fla.) – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued this statement on the passing of former Librarian of Congress Dr. James Billington: “Dr. James Billington was a passionate, visionary scholar who was equally at home among academic peers and literary works as he was a true man of the people. He understood intuitively that knowledge and access to it is the key to equality and to the strength of future generations of Americans and our nation itself. Accessibility to America’s lega... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Khashoggi Disappearance, Press Freedoms
    Posted in Press Releases on October 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    “The Trump Administration’s repugnant response to the Jamal Khashoggi disappearance has further diminished America’s moral standing in defense of human rights and press freedoms. By refusing to consider canceling arms sales to Saudi Arabia, Trump has basically put a price tag on our nation’s moral credibility. Similarly, Trump’s ugly comments at a political rally last night not only defended, but encouraged criminal, physical violence against journalists. This outrageous and dangerous behavior w... Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    “This process was flawed from the start. In his first rushed hearings, Judge Kavanaugh was not always forthright in his testimony, and the vast majority of documents that could have shed light on his record were withheld from Senators. Since then, his lack of credibility and suitability for the bench became increasingly evident. Confronted by credible allegations of sexual assault, he repeatedly obfuscated or lied about his past behavior, and revealed himself to be the unabashed partisan that so... Read more

  • Statement on VA Diagnostic Test Cancellations
    Posted in Press Releases on October 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Sunrise, Fla. – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) released the following statement related to concerns about mass cancellations of diagnostic testing at VA hospitals, as recently reported by the USA Today. “I am deeply troubled by reports that mass cancellations of diagnostic radiology tests have been uncovered at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals now being audited by the VA Inspector General Office. It is unacceptable that veterans may have gone months or even a year before they... Read more