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  • Wasserman Schultz on Republican's Health Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Republican repeal plan unveiled last night assaults nearly every segment of America who relies on health care. It would mean less coverage and higher costs for millions of working families, while older Americans would face significantly higher prescription drug costs. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Anti-Semitism Envoy
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    How is anyone supposed to believe that President Trump truly cares about the rise in anti-Semitism? Every week brings new and shocking indifference coming directly from the White House. I am appalled by reports that the Trump White House is considering eliminating the office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and the Ambassador-level position that leads it. There's a dangerous wave of anti-Semitism rising in this country and around the world, and choosing now – of all times – to stop monitoring such incidents around the globe is deeply troubling. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Rankin Anniversary, Women's History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    It was 100 years ago Saturday that Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first woman elected to Congress, breaking up the ultimate all-male power club. Surviving unwelcoming workplaces is something Rankin and countless other women have endured, and sadly, many still do today. And while women have always worked, it's too often been in situations where they were underpaid, undervalued or not paid at all. As we celebrate Women's History Month, it's important to acknowledge the low wages, poor working conditions and limited opportunities so many generations of women endured. But during this month we can also celebrate the fearless civic, labor and business innovators who knocked those barriers down for all the sisters and daughters who followed them. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Sessions
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    America's top law enforcement official can't perjure himself before the United States Senate and maintain the credibility and confidence that the chief law enforcement officer for the nation must have to hold that position. He must now resign. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    America needs a forward-looking, investment budget that will focus on job creation and investing in our future, not one that recklessly abandons the millions of workers, students and seniors who still struggle to make ends meet. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's Mass Deportation Plan
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's mass deportation plan is cruel, costly and dangerous, and it undermines America's long-held values of due process and welcoming immigrants to our shores. The human toll will be immeasurable. It will tear apart families, and incite panic as untold numbers of our friends, co-workers and neighbors will now be frightened just to go to work, school or the hospital. Many more will now avoid police, even if they're victims of a crime. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on David Friedman
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    If the United States truly seeks a lasting peace in the Middle East, President Trump's choice to be our country's next envoy to Israel is the wrong man. David Friedman will bring only a lengthy record of conflict and provocation to the job. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz, Jewish Democrats Condemn Reports of Executive Order to Permit Discriminatory Religious Exemptions
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Wasserman Schultz and 20 Jewish House Members of Congress wrote President Trump today urging him not to exempt any federally funded, faith-based organizations from current nondiscrimination protections. Wasserman Schultz and the Members sent the letter after press reports indicated that Trump would issue an Executive Order that would allow federally funded groups to discriminate based on religious objections. Wasserman Schultz and organizations supportive of the letter issued the following statements Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz on Trump's EPA Pick Scott Pruitt
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    It's hard to imagine a more destructive pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency than Scott Pruitt, a climate science doubter who sued the agency he's cynically being asked to lead more than a dozen times. Any Republican Senator who votes for Pruitt is basically handing matches to an arsonist. Sea levels are already encroaching on Florida's coasts, forcing local taxpayers to spend millions of dollars to fend off a problem that will only get worse under Pruitt. The EPA desperately needs a leader who wants to protect our water, land and air -- not a pollution apologist who will try to destroy it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump-Netanyahu Joint Appearance
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    I was extremely disappointed that President Trump did not explicitly denounce the rise in anti-Semitic attacks around the country, or the equally troubling statements that have come from his own administration. It was also disheartening to hear what appears to be a diminishing of the United States' commitment to a two-state solution, which has been U.S. policy for decades and I believe is the most viable way to reach a lasting peace and safeguard Israel as a homeland for the Jewish people. In both cases, the President missed prime opportunities to advance the cause of Middle East peace as well as speak out against discrimination against Jews here and abroad. Read more