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  • Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    This month, as we celebrate the indelible impact and achievement of our African-American brothers and sisters, we draw on their legacy as a source of strength to reinforce our own efforts to bend the arc of history towards justice and pursuit of a more perfect union. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Iran's Reported Ballistic Missile Test
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reports of an Iranian ballistic missile test over the weekend are a truly alarming development. If true, this would represent a violation of international law and U. N. Security resolutions. For that, Iran must be held accountable. If this reported ballistic missile testing action is not met with a clear and determined rebuke, Iran will take that silence as tacit consent to further destabilize a region already plagued by violence and escalating threats of it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    As his first act in office, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and told American women that in order to move forward, we must make equal pay for equal work a top priority. Unfortunately, his successor is moving us in the opposite direction. I am proud to have been an original cosponsor of that bill. But obviously, our fight was just beginning. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Unconstitutional Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    The fact that President Trump failed to even mention Jews or antisemitism in his statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day was insensitive, disappointing and trampled on the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazi's during the Holocaust. But his omission is far more troubling in light of the fact that he chose that same day to ban Syrian refugees, halt all refugee admissions to the United States, and temporarily suspend all visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries. It's an egregious ignorance of history, at the very least. But regardless of that, these are unacceptable actions to take on any day. We weaken our nation by turning our back on those fleeing from religious, political and violent oppression. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we come together as a global community to remember the six million Jews and millions of other innocent people, who perished at the hands of the Nazis. We mourn those who lost their lives during one of history's darkest moments and recommit ourselves to upholding the principle of "Never Again." Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement Marking Roe v. Wade Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Forty-four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion and affirmed the basic right of women to choose not just if, but when and with whom they want to start a family, or grow the one they're already in. I stood arm-in-arm with hundreds of thousands of women in Washington D.C. yesterday as we marched in solidarity with women doing the same thing all over the country, to protect this fundamental reproductive right and the progress we've made. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Mnuchin Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive who wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Given that, I have little confidence that Steven Mnuchin will rein in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protect consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more

  • WASSERMAN SCHULTZ STATEMENT ON MNUCHIN NOMINATION
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Mnuchin Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Mnuchin Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more