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  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Colombian Plane Crash
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    My heart goes out to the victims and the victims' families of this heartbreaking and tragic airline disaster. There are no words today that can fully heal the loss of the victims' loved ones and all of the fans and supporters of Chapecoense, a soccer team that had players traveling on board the plane. I join the people of Colombia and Brazil and every nation affected by this disaster in mourning this tragic loss. May the memory of those who lost their lives be a blessing." Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Nomination of Rep. Tom Price as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr

    Actions speak louder than the President-Elect's words. The nomination of U.S. Rep Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services puts the most virulent opponent of ensuring that all Americans have access to health care in a position to jeopardize the health of millions of Americans. Congressman Price and President-Elect Trump have one goal in mind: break our nation's promises to our seniors and go back to the days when millions of Americans went without health care coverage. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Passing of Fidel Castro
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Fidel Castro's death ends his personal tyranny of the Cuban people and ushers in the possibility of a new era for Cuba. However, the legacy of his oppression continues today in Cuba and as we look ahead to the future, the Cuban government should hold free and fair elections that allow all Cubans a true voice in their government, fully embrace human rights, recognize opposition parties, cease imprisoning people for expressing their views and release all political prisoners. I look forward to working with the Cuban-American community and my colleagues to ensure a bright, prosperous and free future is a reality for all Cubans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Thanksgiving
    Posted in Press Releases on November 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, Americans of all backgrounds, cultures, faith traditions and orientations will come together to give thanks and spread love to their families, friends, and significant others. It is in this time of gratitude that I reflect on the many people and values for which I am grateful - family and friends, colleagues and constituents, freedom and fairness, humility and hope. More than ever before, it is crucial that we embrace the compassionate spirit of the holiday season. So as we come together today, we cannot be oblivious to the plight of this nation. We have an obligation to extend these values to all Americans, to show that division, hatred and bigotry will never outshine unity, love, tolerance and support for our fellow woman and man. I wish everyone a healthy, safe and meaningful holiday and a little more love and kindness in everyone's life. Read more

  • Reps. Wasserman Schultz, Brownley and Larsen Lead Bipartisan IVF Letter
    Posted in Press Releases on November 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    As Members of Congress, we must uphold our commitment to care for the veterans who risked their lives to protect our essential freedoms. In passing the 2017 MilCon-VA Appropriations Act, the promise of comprehensive health care will finally include In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) for veterans who sustained a service-connected injury impacting their fertility. We now strongly urge the Department of Veterans Affairs to swiftly adopt and implement the necessary regulations to eliminate this longstanding gap and ensure permanent coverage and nationwide access to this important service. Read more

  • Joint Statement from Reps. Wasserman Schultz and Frankel on Steve Bannon
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    President-Elect Donald Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon as White House Senior Counselor is an incendiary decision that shows the President-Elect is not committed to healing our nation after a hard-fought and divisive election. Bannon is a leader of the "Alt-Right" Movement, a breeding ground for anti-Semitism, white nationalism, and bigotry, and his association with this movement should disqualify him to serve in the White House in any capacity. We do not simply disagree with Bannon's legislative or political agenda and philosophy; we have grave misgivings about his professional career history, in which he provided a megaphone for intolerance and hatred of the diversity that makes our nation truly great. Bannon's allies include the American Nazi Party, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke, and a variety of other white nationalist groups. As Jewish-American leaders and policy-makers, we cannot stand silently by while Steve Bannon assumes a senior position at the highest level of our government. We call on President-Elect Trump, in the interest of all Americans, to withdraw his choice because rewarding anti-Semitism, bigotry and misogyny with such a position of power and influence is tantamount to embracing it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on the Passage of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today I cast my vote in favor of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, a bipartisan piece of legislation that is intended to bolster the safety and security of the United States and her allies, including the Jewish state of Israel. It is critical that we have this sanctions infrastructure in place, so that Iran understands that we are carefully monitoring its performance under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and that there will be serious consequences for any transgressions. By reauthorizing this important law, we will be able to hold Iran accountable for its actions, and ensure that there are sanctions in place to "snap back" in the event of any non-compliance by the Iranian regime. The safety and security of the United States and Israel are a top priority for me, and I am proud to have stood up for this priority tonight by casting my vote in support of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Our debt of gratitude is one we can never fully repay. We must always be vigilant in caring for and supporting our veterans, which means continuing to reform the Veterans Benefits Administration appeals process; ensuring that our veterans have the health care coverage they need, including coverage for in vitro fertilization; and guaranteeing that they are able to live their lives with dignity and respect. I am proud to represent the 33,000 veterans in my Congressional district, Florida's 23rd, and to ensure they have the opportunities, care, and services they deserve. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on UNESCO Vote on the Temple Mount and Jerusalem
    Posted in Press Releases on October 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Sadly, this is only the latest chapter in UNESCO's long history of antagonism towards Israel. These types of actions make the important work of a peaceful two-state solution between Israel and Palestine much more difficult to achieve. I strongly condemn this vote and resolution, and urge others who are committed to a secure and safe Israel to do the same. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on 100th Anniversary of Planned Parenthood
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today marks an incredibly important milestone in women's health care in the United States. A century ago, women faced high obstacles in their lives – from having very little say in the timing and size of their family, to extraordinarily limited choices for health care services – and thanks to Planned Parenthood's 100 years of service and care, women have more health care options than ever before. Read more