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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Tom Price's Confirmation Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    With what we have recently learned about his apparent conflicts of interest – including filing legislation to benefit a medical device company in which he recently bought stock – it's clear that he's also another swimmer in President-Elect Donald Trump's "Swamp." No Member of Congress or Cabinet Secretary - or President for that matter, should be creating the appearance of lining their own pockets on the taxpayers' dime. Unfortunately, President-Elect Trump, whose own record is rife with conflicts of interest, has tapped a number of Cabinet appointees that fit this alarming pattern. Congressman Price's appalling record on health care policy should be reason enough to reject his nomination but it should be withdrawn if these allegations prove to be accurate. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on DeVos Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Education Secretary has displayed one consistent value: an open hostility toward public schools and teachers. Betsy DeVos champions ïreforms' that basically defund, undercut and privatize public education, with a goal of turning it over to loosely-regulated, for-profit charter schools. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today we honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and all the progress he ushered in for our nation. He helped expand the right to vote - our sacred franchise - and demanded equality in our public accommodations. An organizer, activist and preacher, he knew well the importance of forging bonds between people, to secure progress and improve our world. He knew that achievements like the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act did not magically appear on President Lyndon Johnson's desk – they only arrived there by uniting people from all over the country. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Senator Jeff Sessions' Confirmation Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Unfortunately, Senator Sessions has a steep mountain to climb during his confirmation hearing. He has a long and disturbing track record of barring the schoolhouse door on voting rights, including Sessions' decision to prosecute a close advisor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The NAACP has strongly opposed his nomination, saying that he has "callously ignored the reality of voter suppression but zealously prosecuted innocent civil rights leaders on trumped-up charges of voter fraud. As an opponent of the vote, he can't be trusted to be the chief law enforcement officer for voting rights. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Tucson Shooting Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    It was six years ago today that a disturbed gunman killed six people at a supermarket in Tucson Arizona, including wounding my close friend and former colleague, Gabrielle Giffords. Sadly since that horrifying day, America has witnessed a stunning number of mass shootings that are disturbingly all too similar to that one. This summer, we saw the largest mass shooting in American history in Orlando, where 49 people died and 53 others were injured. And on Friday, we added another mass murder, darkening further an already traumatic anniversary, when five more innocent people were brutally killed in cold blood after a gunman opened fire at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport in my own Congressional district. Six more were injured and countless travelers were traumatized. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Shooting
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    I am devastated and saddened by the tragic news coming from the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in my congressional district, and I have been actively in touch with federal and local law enforcement to stay on top of the details in real time. For now, we need to allow law enforcement and emergency personnel to do their job and keep people safe. Passengers are sheltering in place throughout the airport and law enforcement is in the process of meticulously securing the terminals. My thoughts are with the victims as well as the wounded and their families right now, and the countless others who were traumatized by this senseless violence. Until we know more, it's not prudent to speculate on what motivated this horrifying incident. But sadly, I fear we have witnessed yet another disturbing moment in our nation's ceaseless struggle with gun violence. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    I voted for and cosponsored tonight's resolution to reaffirm our unbreakable commitment to Israel, our most true and dependable Middle East ally. This resolution rightly acknowledges the United States' longstanding policy that direct, bilateral negotiations are the only viable method for achieving peace, and that our country must reject any attempt to internationalize the peace process. We cannot allow Israel's enemies to use international organizations like the UN to undermine and attack it. Instead, we must continue to support Israel by building on the historic Memorandum of Understanding regarding security assistance and standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as we undertake the difficult task of obtaining a long and lasting peace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Bipartisan Resolution Supporting Israel
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    I voted for and cosponsored tonight's resolution to reaffirm our unbreakable commitment to Israel, our most true and dependable Middle East ally. This resolution rightly acknowledges the United States' longstanding policy that direct, bilateral negotiations are the only viable method for achieving peace, and that our country must reject any attempt to internationalize the peace process. We cannot allow Israel's enemies to use international organizations like the UN to undermine and attack it. Instead, we must continue to support Israel by building on the historic Memorandum of Understanding regarding security assistance and standing shoulder to shoulder with Israel as we undertake the difficult task of obtaining a long and lasting peace. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Beginning of 115th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    South Florida is a diverse and vibrant community and it is an incredible responsibility and honor to represent the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional District in the House of Representatives. I will continue using my vote and my voice to stand up for each of my constituents, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or nationality. Every one of us deserves to have our voice heard and our rights protected, and I will carry that charge with me every single day of the 115th Congress," Rep. Wasserman Schultz said. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Obama Administration's Actions against Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on December 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Americans deserve to feel confident that a foreign power isn't interfering with how we elect our most powerful leaders. Only a bipartisan, public Congressional investigation into this historic cyberattack on our democracy can help restore that faith. Read more