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  • Wasserman Schultz on Appeals Court Ruling on Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    Tonight's unanimous Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling is a proud moment for the rule of law and America's wise system of checks and balances. It's also a stinging rebuke to President Trump's authoritarian style of governing, and it forcefully proves that none of our co-equal branches of government will be bullied. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on New 115th Congress Assignments
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) has received a new appointment to the House Committee on the Budget, and two new Appropriations Committee assignments: one as Ranking Democrat on the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, and the other, to the Energy and Water Subcommittee. These assignments will allow Wasserman Schultz to better serve veterans and their families, confront funding challenges in restoring the Everglades, and beat back attempts to take away or weaken health care coverage for tens of millions of Americans. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Trump's Supreme Court Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    President Trump's most lasting imprint on America may well come from how his Supreme Court nominee defends our democratic rights as embodied in the Constitution. His initial pick is more troubling than inspiring in that regard. Based on his rulings, Neil Gorsuch far more often sides with corporate rights over those of employees and consumers. He's also sided against privacy and reproductive rights, as he did in the Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor cases. I stand strongly with other House Democrats in opposition to his nomination and urge the Senate to reject him for a seat on our nation's highest court. Read more

  • Black History Month
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    This month, as we celebrate the indelible impact and achievement of our African-American brothers and sisters, we draw on their legacy as a source of strength to reinforce our own efforts to bend the arc of history towards justice and pursuit of a more perfect union. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Iran's Reported Ballistic Missile Test
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Reports of an Iranian ballistic missile test over the weekend are a truly alarming development. If true, this would represent a violation of international law and U. N. Security resolutions. For that, Iran must be held accountable. If this reported ballistic missile testing action is not met with a clear and determined rebuke, Iran will take that silence as tacit consent to further destabilize a region already plagued by violence and escalating threats of it. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Anniversary of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    As his first act in office, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and told American women that in order to move forward, we must make equal pay for equal work a top priority. Unfortunately, his successor is moving us in the opposite direction. I am proud to have been an original cosponsor of that bill. But obviously, our fight was just beginning. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on Unconstitutional Muslim Ban
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    The fact that President Trump failed to even mention Jews or antisemitism in his statement commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day was insensitive, disappointing and trampled on the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazi's during the Holocaust. But his omission is far more troubling in light of the fact that he chose that same day to ban Syrian refugees, halt all refugee admissions to the United States, and temporarily suspend all visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries. It's an egregious ignorance of history, at the very least. But regardless of that, these are unacceptable actions to take on any day. We weaken our nation by turning our back on those fleeing from religious, political and violent oppression. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement on International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we come together as a global community to remember the six million Jews and millions of other innocent people, who perished at the hands of the Nazis. We mourn those who lost their lives during one of history's darkest moments and recommit ourselves to upholding the principle of "Never Again." Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement Marking Roe v. Wade Anniversary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Forty-four years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion and affirmed the basic right of women to choose not just if, but when and with whom they want to start a family, or grow the one they're already in. I stood arm-in-arm with hundreds of thousands of women in Washington D.C. yesterday as we marched in solidarity with women doing the same thing all over the country, to protect this fundamental reproductive right and the progress we've made. Read more

  • Wasserman Schultz Statement On Mnuchin Nomination
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    President-elect Donald Trump has picked a former Wall Street executive who wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Given that, I have little confidence that Steven Mnuchin will rein in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protect consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more