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  • 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

  • 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

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Equal Pay Day
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today is Equal Pay Day, one of the most disturbing dates on the calendar. It marks just how far into the next year that a woman has to work in order to earn the same wages a man earned in the previous year. That disparity is now 80 cents on the dollar, which means it took 94 days to reach this point. For women of color, the gap is even wider, with African-American women earning an average of 63 cents, and Hispanic women making 54 cents compared to white men. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on the Failure of Trumpcare Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    America's seniors, women, children and families scored a major victory today. Trumpcare was a horrible bill from the start, and was only made worse the more it was amended. The lack of transparency, hearings and proper vetting was appalling. President Trump obviously didn't do his homework, and Republicans are clearly at war with themselves. This defeat was earned and well deserved. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Honors Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    During Women's History Month, we celebrate both those who shattered glass ceilings, as well as those who continue to open door's that have not always been open to women. South Florida's own Stella Tokar founded B.O.L.D. Consulting after a highly successful 30-year career as a professional trainer, coach and business consultant. As a South Florida business leader, Stella Tokar strives to lift up other women - helping them to leave their own legacies for generations to follow. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Trump budget is an immoral affront to nearly all of our most important priorities: Seniors, children and families and the most important gift we can leave to future generations -- a clean and healthy environment. Aside from the horrific health care cuts that will push tens of millions of people into higher-cost plans, or no coverage at all, this budget proposal sacrifices too many safety, environmental, labor and health protections, all just to ultimately deliver grotesque tax breaks to the wealthy. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on CBO Analysis of Trumpcare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Yanking insurance coverage from 14 million people and leaving them uninsured next year would be ruthless and cruel. But that's exactly what the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates will happen if Republicans are allowed to ram their Trumpcare legislation through Congress. The longer-term projections are even grimmer, with as many as 24 million people projected to lose coverage by 2026. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Honors Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Each March, we honor and remember all of the remarkable women who came before us. The women who worked to make this world a better place – more just, more fair, and more kind. Many decades ago, there was no one who came before them to show the way. They had to be the ones to decide how to shatter the glass ceilings and make it possible for the women who came after them to follow suit and break even more new ground. One of these women who paved the way for future generations is Dr. Sheila L. Chamberlain, a constituent of mine from Hollywood Read more