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  • 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

  • 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 to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. 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 to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. 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 to be the chief overseer of our financial system as the next U.S. Treasury Secretary. Mnuchin has made it clear that he wants to weaken tough, new Dodd-Frank regulations, and roll back hard won consumer protections that have strengthened our financial system. Given that background and viewpoint, Steven Mnuchin seems to be preparing to reverse our progress in reining in Wall Street excesses, or forcefully protecting consumers from the shady lending practices that devastated communities throughout Florida. Read more

  • 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 Dr. Martin Luther King Day
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy & Jobs

    Sunrise, FL – U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) issued the following statement today in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “As Americans come together to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we are surrounded by far too many reminders of the progress that we have not yet made. Those with hate in their hearts have stormed college campuses from Charlottesville to Gainesville - aided by many more who spew bigotry and racism behind the anonymity of the In... Read more