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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Jewish American Heritage Month
    Posted in Press Releases on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    This May, I am delighted to celebrate the 12th annual Jewish American Heritage Month as we honor the profound impact American Jews have made on our country's history and culture. The American Jewish experience is central to the story of the immigrant, the workers' movement, and the battle for civil rights. Jews in America have taken prominent places in government, on our baseball diamonds, in our symphony halls, and throughout our nation's history book. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Ros-Lehtinen Retirement
    Posted in Press Releases on April 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is an incredible public servant and a dear friend. She has served South Florida for 38 years with honor and distinction, and unfailingly defended the unbreakable bond between Israel and the United States; she is easily one of Israel's strongest allies in Congress. The irony is that Washington today is castigated for being too partisan, and a place where no one can get along. But Ileana's warmth and love for life is infectious, and friendship and finding common ground were her calling cards. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom Hashoah, we honor the memory of the six million Jews and other political, religious, and social minorities who were murdered in the worst genocide in human history. We take this moment to not only pledge to never let their memory fade, but solemnly rededicate ourselves to never allowing something so evil and heinous to occur again.On this day, we also honor the survivors and those who fought against this unspeakable, malevolent mass crime. As a Jew, policymaker and elected representative of one of the largest survivor populations in the United States, I have strived to dedicate myself to providing Holocaust survivors with the financial and social services that they need to live in dignity. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Earth Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    As we celebrate Earth Day 2017, there has never in my lifetime been a greater urgency to protect our environment by adopting aggressive, common-sense strategies to combat climate change. It's crucial that we increase climate science fluency, wean ourselves from fossil fuels, and embrace a green jobs economy that provides productive, innovative employment, while protecting our environment. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Trump Signing Bill Attacking Americans' Access to Family Planning
    Posted in Press Releases on April 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today President Trump endorsed yet another legislative attempt to weaken women's access to vital health care services. For nearly four decades, Title X has ensured that a vital safety-net of family planning funding is available to health providers who deliver quality care to low-income women, especially those who are uninsured or under-insured with nowhere else to turn. Title X funds go to providers who offer birth control, cancer screenings, and other vital services to 4 million people. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on White House Spokesman Spicer's Comments
    Posted in Press Releases on April 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Contrary to White House spokesman Sean Spicer's ignorant and offensive remarks, Hitler did use chemical weapons to systematically murder millions of Jews. It's stunning and unbelievable that this basic fact eludes the White House, and worse, that these latest comments fall within a troubling pattern of Holocaust apathy and denial by the Trump Administration. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passover
    Posted in Press Releases on April 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Sundown marks the beginning of Passover, a Jewish holiday that includes storytelling, reflection and a recommitment to our values of justice and service to others. Every Passover, we gather with family and friends around the Seder table to read the inspiring stories of our people's liberation from slavery in Egypt. We tell this story because it informs who we are. As we go through the traditional Seder, each food we eat and word we say holds significant meaning. We also remind ourselves that there are many among us who still yearn for freedom. Some still carry the shackles of slavery, and so many more suffer from the daily realities of hunger Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Last night's targeted missile attack on al-Shayrat air base was a measured and appropriate response to the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against innocent men, women, and children. Since 2011, Bashar al-Assad's forces have killed an estimated 400,000 people – mostly civilians – by unconscionably targeting and attacking major population centers. As a mother and a Jew, I cannot turn my cheek to this unadulterated evil, and as a Member of the United States Congress, I have a duty to keep the American people safe and hold the Assad regime accountable for its war crimes and brutality. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Calls on Trump to Retract Unfounded Rice Allegation
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump has yet again accused someone of breaking the law without any evidence. His latest baseless attack was leveled against National Security Advisor Susan Rice. It's obvious the "Distractor in Chief" hopes Americans will focus on his latest outrageous insult, and ignore his cozy relationship with the Kremlin, something his own former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn has a long, proven record of engaging in. Read more

  • In Recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill to Provide Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    In Recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wasserman Schultz Introduces Bill to Provide Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. "Too many women who are in the midst of trying to escape or recover from sexual and domestic violence face the daunting challenge of just finding a safe place to live, often under economic duress caused by the very same abuser. Adding to the pain and hardship they face by allowing them to be evicted from their homes is immoral and reprehensible. We can help end that compounded discrimination with this legislation." Read more